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Chelsea, Bayern post first-leg wins
Premier League club Chelsea defeated La Liga side Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the first leg of its Champions League tie here on Tuesday, thanks to Olivier Giroud.
French frontman Giroud scored the only goal of the game in the 70th minute with a fantastic overhead kick. The strike was initially ruled out for offside, but was eventually given when the VAR showed that the ball had fallen to the Chelsea forward after a touch from Atletico defender Mario Hermoso.
German striker Timo Werner had a good chance to double the lead in the closing stages of the game, but fired his effort wide. In another Round-of-16 clash, defending champion Bayern Munich thrashed Italian outfit Lazio 4-1 in Rome.
Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane netted a goal each for Bayern while Francesco Acerbi helped the German side with an own goal. Joaquin Correa scored a consolation goal for Lazio four minutes into the second period.