The English Champions came back in the second half after entering the break 1-0 down to Antoine Griezmann’s penalty.
The Belgian popped up on 94 minutes to poke the ball home from Marcos Alonso’s cross with the last kick of the game, a goal he later celebrated on social media with a tongue-in-cheek tweet in which he described himself as “Batsman”. If Sergio Aguero (seven goals) doesn’t get you, then Leroy Sane (5), Gabriel Jesus (5) or Raheem Sterling (5) just might.
“It is important to keep going, we will improve in every area and I am sure the victory will come”.
Chelsea’s 2-1 away victory at the Wanda Metropolitano was a tactical masterclass that shunned any doubt that Antonio Conte can produce the goods on a European front this season.
Hazard added: “That’s why they’re on the pitch, to try to score goals”. He can score every time. “I’m so happy for him”. It was a tough game against one of the biggest teams in Europe.
“We did well. There were not just a few moments, it was from the first minute to the end of the game”. The good news for Real Madrid is that they are away from the Bernabeu, which has been the venue for two humbling draws and one embarrassing defeat already this season.
“I think in this case we are a little bit penalised – don’t forget, Manchester City played yesterday at home”, he said of Pep Guardiola’s side, who are three points above his own at the summit ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge.
Poor old Diego Costa, back with Atletico, wasn’t too pleased with the result.
Despite falling behind, Chelsea found an equaliser through Alvaro Morata before Michy Batshuayi delivered the stoppage-time victor. They pressed Atletico Madrid, harnessed the raucous atmosphere to make it an uncomfortable night for the La Liga side. The 2017 UEFA Champions League continues Wednedsay evening (Thursday morning in Australia) with matches such as Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow, Bayern Munich vs PSG and Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid, among others.
Asked if the goal meant more because it was against Atletico Madrid, Morata replied: ‘No, it’s the same.