Giroud fires Chelsea past Atletico as Bayern defeat Lazio

Olivier Giroud on Tuesday night became the oldest player to score for Chelsea in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League as he got the only goal that gave the Blues a 1-0 away win over Atletico Madrid in their 1st leg Round of 16 tie played in Romania because of COVID-19 protocols.

Giroud justified the faith reposed in him by Thomas Tuchel as he scored the all-important goal in the 71st minute in a tie that was played at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest.

Tuesday’s goal by Giroud was his sixth in four UCL appearances for Chelsea as Tuchel got off to a winning start in the Champions League as manager.

The Blues will now hope they can finish off the second leg at Stamford Bridge when Diego Simeone’s men come calling.

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich’s quest to successfully defend the UEFA Champions League title won last season is very much on track…

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