The Champions League results are good news for Madrid residents after Atletico Madrid dispatched Chelsea 3-1 in the semifinal’s second leg, setting up a UEFA championship match with Real Madrid.
After Chelsea held Atletico to a scoreless draw in the first leg, the Blues defense could no longer contain Atletico’s firepower. Fernando Torres opened the scoring for Chelsea, but Adrian responded just before halftime for Atletico.
Arda Turan and Diego Costa added goals in the second half, sealing the win for Atletico.
The Champions League results mean the end of Chelsea’s UEFA run, though the Blues have found new life in the Premier League after a win over Liverpool last weekend. For Atletico, the win means a chance to face La Liga rival Real Madrid.
On Tuesday, Real Madrid easily handled Bayern Munich 4-0 to reach their first Champions League final in 12 years. They now have a chance to play for their 10th title.
For defending champion Bayern Munich, coach Pep Guardiola said the team just made too many mistakes.
“If you don’t play well and you defend set-pieces badly, that’s just how it is,” he said after the loss. “We are playing at the highest level in Europe, and such mistakes are punished right away. Bayern are a big side. I will try to lift the players again.”
The final will also have another context, as Cristiano Ronaldo has chance to set the record for goals in a Champions League season.
The Champions League results will likely mean a lively week for Madrid when Atletico and Real Madrid meet on May 24. The teams will meet in Lisben for the final.