Simeone set his team up in a 4-4-2 formation that granted Antoine Griezmann freedom to flutter around the pitch.
So why are Chelsea destined to play Barcelona?
But when is the draw?
"You expect to see the very, very big teams later on".
Only four sides managed to complete the group stage without a loss, Liverpool, Tottenham and Barcelona. We'll see what happens. Juventus and Basel also completed their passage to the next round, joining Barcelona, Besiktas, Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United, PSG and Roma who qualified as group winners, and Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus and Basel as runners up.
'But it's not only us.
"It's not a problem who we get, we are Chelsea", said the attacker. "After a performance like this, the coach must be [happy]".
The Blues saw their hopes of topping the group ended, and it seems that now they have to face a nightmare draw on Monday as the knockout stage draw takes place.
And Cahill rued missed opportunities to beat Atletico, with goalkeeper Jan Oblak making a number of key saves for the visitors, who fell into the Europa League.
But he has endured a torrid time in Spain over the last few months and his agent recently claimed that his time at Atletico was coming to an end. Instead, the goalkeeper was the best player for them.
Christensen should have equalised from a Cesc Fabregas cross 10 minutes later, but the Chelsea defender somehow headed wide of the open goal.
The fact that they cannot play Real Madrid again in the next round probably gives them the most favourable list of potential opponents.
Unlike Torres, his compatriot Alvaro Morata has had no problems adapting to life at Chelsea and he showcased his deft touch to make space for a curling shot that flashed just wide. But we tried to find the strength to draw and try to win.
"I wouldn't say it was a failure, because we knew this could happen".
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