Chelsea produced a battling defensive display to frustrate Atletico Madrid and leave their Champions League semi-final tie evenly poised ahead of next week's return leg at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues lost Petr Cech to a shoulder injury that ended the keeper's season.

But replacement Mark Schwarzer only had one serious save to make, the 41-year-old veteran denying Mario Suarez.

Chelsea's best chance fell to Ramires, but the midfielder fired well wide in a hard-fought tie of few chances.

"Chelsea haven't been adventurous. They were disciplined and well-organised which you would expect from Jose Mourinho. They've done a professional job, which you have to give them credit for. They're very professional which is why they go so far in these competitions."

As well as Cech, Jose Mourinho's side also lost captain John Terry to a foot injury which will force the defender to miss the rest of the domestic campaign, although he could still feature in the Champions League final on 24 May should Chelsea get there.

News of their injuries overshadowed what was a job well done as far as Mourinho was concerned, with the Chelsea manager's defensive tactics paying off as Atletico failed to score for the first time in 11 games in this season's competition.

Yet the evening could not have started worse for the Premier League club in the Spanish capital as Czech Republic international Cech ended up in a heap after colliding with Raul Garcia while keeping out a 17th minute corner.

Los Rojiblancos had netted 22 times in their previous 10 games, but the Blues overcame Cech's loss to produce a stubborn defensive performance which gives them every chance of making their third Champions League final in seven seasons.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is on loan from Chelsea, played against his parent club but did not have a serious save to make

Substitute keeper Schwarzer had been guilty of gifting one of the goals as Chelsea's Premier League title hopes faded with a shock 2-1 home defeat by Sunderland last Saturday.

But the veteran, making only his second appearance in the competition, was key as Mourinho's side secured their first clean sheet on continental soil since October.

The Australian's full-length dive to keep out Suarez's powerful shot in the 34th minute was his finest moment.

While Terry, before his injury, and Gary Cahill dealt comfortably with Atletico's danger man Diego Costa, chances were few and far between for the visitors.

Mourinho's semi-final record

This is Jose Mourinho's eighth Champions League semi-final as a manager. Of his previous seven, he has gone on to make the final on two occasions.

Ramires shot wastefully wide after a rare powerful surge into the Spanish half, while lone striker Fernando Torres was so isolated that he was unable to hurt his former club.

Terry's night was cut short in the 73rd minute after colliding with team-mate David Luiz.

Atletico finished strongly, Schwarzer keeping out Gabi's free-kick, while substitute Arda Turan spurned a glorious chance to earn his side a lead to take to Stamford Bridge when he headed wide from close range.

John Mikel Obi will miss the return leg, as will Gabi, after both received cautions for a late skirmish. Frank Lampard was also booked and will not play next week.

The 35-year-old midfielder will hope he has not featured in his last match in this season's Champions League.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Atlético Madrid

  • 13 Courtois
  • 20 Juanfran
  • 03 Filipe Luis
  • 04 Suárez (Sosa - 80' )
  • 23 Miranda Booked
  • 02 Godín
  • 06 Koke
  • 14 Gabi Booked
  • 19 Diego Costa
  • 08 Raúl García (Villa - 86' )
  • 26 Diego (Turan - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Aranzubia
  • 05 Tiago
  • 09 Villa
  • 10 Turan
  • 11 Rodríguez
  • 12 Alderweireld
  • 24 Sosa

Chelsea

  • 01 Cech (Schwarzer - 18' )
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • 03 Cole
  • 12 Mikel Booked
  • 24 Cahill
  • 26 Terry (Schürrle - 73' )
  • 04 David Luiz
  • 08 Lampard Booked
  • 09 Torres
  • 07 Ramires
  • 22 Willian (Ba - 94' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 11 Oscar
  • 14 Schürrle
  • 16 Van Ginkel
  • 19 Ba
  • 23 Schwarzer
  • 27 Aké
  • 33 Kalas
Ref: Jonas Eriksson

Match Stats

Shots

25 5

On target

4 2

Corners

6 4

Fouls

13 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Chelsea 0.

90:00 +5:53 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Chelsea 0.

90:00 +5:05

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Juanfran.

90:00 +4:55 Booking

Booking Demba Ba (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Demba Ba replaces Willian.

90:00 +3:12

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by David Villa.

90:00 +2:30

Attempt missed. Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Koke.

90:00 +2:12

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:12

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

90:00 +1:31

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Gabi.

90:00 +0:04

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. José Sosa tries a through ball, but David Villa is caught offside.

89:06

Attempt missed. David Luiz (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

88:10 Booking

Booking Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:03

Foul by Miranda (Atlético de Madrid).

88:03

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:28

Attempt blocked. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Filipe Luis.

87:20

Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

85:46

Attempt missed. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Koke.

85:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. David Villa replaces Raúl García.

83:50

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by José Sosa with a cross.

81:24

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gabi.

79:53

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

79:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. José Sosa replaces Mario Suárez.

78:38

Attempt missed. Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

78:03

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:03

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

77:11

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

76:51

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:51

Foul by André Schürrle (Chelsea).

75:46

Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Arda Turan following a corner.

75:33

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.

75:28

Attempt saved. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

74:26 Booking

Booking Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

74:23 Booking

Booking John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.

73:24

Hand ball by Frank Lampard (Chelsea).

73:12

Attempt blocked. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Filipe Luis.

72:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. André Schürrle replaces John Terry because of an injury.

72:00

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

72:00

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

70:55

Delay in match John Terry (Chelsea) because of an injury.

67:43

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by John Obi Mikel.

66:06

Foul by Miranda (Atlético de Madrid).

66:06

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:31 Booking

Booking Frank Lampard (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:28

Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:28

Foul by Frank Lampard (Chelsea).

62:40

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Arda Turan tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

61:23

Hand ball by Frank Lampard (Chelsea).

59:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Arda Turan replaces Diego.

59:13

Attempt missed. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mario Suárez with a headed pass.

58:19

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Cole.

55:02

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Miranda.

54:16

Attempt saved. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:48

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

52:48

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:06

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Ashley Cole.

51:09

Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:09

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

50:37

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

49:20

Delay in match David Luiz (Chelsea) because of an injury.

48:27

Foul by Diego (Atlético de Madrid).

48:27

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:41

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

47:41

John Terry (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:01

Attempt saved. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:56

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

45:56

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Atlético de Madrid 0, Chelsea 0.

45:00 +4:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Chelsea 0.

45:00 +3:37

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +3:37

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

45:00 +2:29

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +2:29

Foul by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).

45:00 +2:06

Attempt blocked. David Luiz (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:56

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

45:00 +0:56

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:24

Attempt saved. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diego Costa.

43:02

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by John Obi Mikel.

42:03

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:03

Foul by Willian (Chelsea).

40:47

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:47

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

40:27

Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:36

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Diego Godín.

36:25

Attempt blocked. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Suárez.

34:36

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:36

Foul by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).

33:48

Attempt missed. Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Diego.

33:36

Attempt blocked. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Koke.

32:48

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

32:48

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:11

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

31:11

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:20

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:20

Foul by John Obi Mikel (Chelsea).

29:37

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Koke with a cross.

27:00

Attempt missed. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Willian following a fast break.

23:59

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Mario Suárez tries a through ball, but Raúl García is caught offside.

23:27

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:27

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

22:50

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl García tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.

19:49

Thibaut Courtois (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:49

Foul by John Obi Mikel (Chelsea).

19:18

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Juanfran.

18:22

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Filipe Luis with a cross following a corner.

17:49

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

17:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Mark Schwarzer replaces Petr Cech because of an injury.

14:46

Delay in match Petr Cech (Chelsea) because of an injury.

14:23

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Petr Cech.

13:55

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Ramires.

11:43

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

11:43

Frank Lampard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:10

Foul by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

10:10

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:25

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

9:25

Ashley Cole (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:19

Attempt blocked. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabi.

3:39

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:39

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

2:26

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Diego tries a through ball, but Raúl García is caught offside.

1:12

Attempt missed. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Diego Costa.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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