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Michael Owen has made his prediction for the Champions League last-16 second-leg clash between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.
The Blues have beaten the rivals 1 – 0 in an away game in Budapest, while now they will be looking to secure their place in the quarterfinals of the European top tier.
Owen believes the game will end up with a 1 – 1 draw.
“Chelsea put in a vintage European away performance in Madrid to come away with a 1-0 victory. Since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, the Blues have been pretty much rock solid at the back and another strong defensive performance will be required here,” he said.
“Tactically, I find this one fascinating, as Madrid are likely to be patient knowing that they could get caught out if they throw caution to the wind too early. With that in mind, I can see both sides cancelling each other out and Chelsea going through to the quarter-finals.”