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Antoine Griezmann: Atletico capable of Champions League win over Chelsea

Antoine Griezmann says Atletico Madrid are capable of beating Chelsea in their final Champions League Group C game on Tuesday.

Atletico must get three points against already qualified Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and then hope Roma fail to beat bottom side Qarabag in the group's other final fixture, otherwise the 2014 and 2016 finalists will be playing in the Europa League after Christmas.

Speaking after his late winner in Saturday's 2-1 comeback win at home to Real Sociedad in La Liga -- which moved Diego Simeone's side to within six points of leaders Barcelona -- the France international said that Atletico were confident they could do what they needed to in London.

Antoine Griezmann has seven goals and five assists for Atletico Madrid this season.
Antoine Griezmann has scored two goals in five Champions League games so far this season.

"The most important thing was to win," Griezmann told AS.

"This will give us confidence. Now we are going to try to win [at Chelsea] as we have a team capable of doing that."

Atletico lost 2-1 to Chelsea back in September -- the first European game played at their new Wanda Metropolitano stadium -- but the Spanish side will take confidence from their last visit to Stamford Bridge, winning 3-1 in the 2013-14 Champions League semifinal.

Less foreseeable is Qarabag's ability to get a result at Roma, with the Serie A side knowing that a win will secure their qualification for the competition's knockout stage for the second time in three seasons.

Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan


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