6 Things We Learned from Champions League Semi-Final: Chelsea Put to Sword

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6 Things We Learned from Champions League Semi-Final: Chelsea Put to Sword
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Not much separated Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.

Viewers of Chelsea's second Champions League semi-final leg against Atletico Madrid were assured of at least one thing before the match began.

Chelsea were never going to get punked the way Bayern Munich did by Real Madrid in the other semi-final.

Right?

Atletico had 90 minutes plus two periods of stoppage time to score against Chelsea in Madrid and failed. The odds against Atletico scoring even twice much less four times at Stamford Bridge were fairly remote.

Especially after the defensive performance Jose Mourinho's side produced at Anfield in their last match without John Terry or Gary Cahill in their starting XI.

Terry and Cahill returned to face Atletico, though goalkeeper Petr Cech's separated shoulder continued to sideline him.

Would the return of two of their best defenders bring victory to Mourinho and Chelsea? Or would Atletico go to the Bridge and produce an all-Madrid Champions League final against conventional wisdom?

Here are six takeaways from Chelsea 1-3 Atletico Madrid (Atletico Madrid win 3-1 on aggregate).

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