Chelsea qualify to Champions League last 16 as second in their group, with AS Roma topping the table with the same points ( 11) thanks to the 3-0 win in Italy one month ago.
Despite playing a good game and creating many dangerous chances the Blues were not able to overcome the Spanish side, who relegate to Europa League after finish third in the Group A table.
Antonio Conte‘s team produced 15 shots in tonight clash, 8 of whom on target, but after missing chances with Alvaro Morata ( two times) and Davide Zappacosta ( once) they were able to equalise only thanks to an own goal by Savic, who deflected a shot by Eden Hazard, again the man of the match.
Atletico controlled the game in the first part but were never really dangerous, while Morata missed the target twice and Zappacosta had a nice attempt saved by Jan Oblak.
The Colchoneros seemed more determined in the second half and after hitting the post with former Blues left-back Filipe Luis ( Koke’s header on the rebound was blocked by Thibaut Courtois) took the lead at 52′ when Saul Niguez‘s header entered the goal after another former Blues, Fernando Torres, assisted him after a corner kicked from the left, with Tiemoué Bakayoko forgetting to man marking him.
The Diego Simeone‘s side dream to reach the qualification ( they were depending, anyway, on Roma’s score, who had not to win against Qarabag at home) ended when Savic deflected a shot from the left by Hazard in his own goal.
After that, Morata and Willian incredibly missed a couple of good chances to give Chelsea the three points needed to win the group.
The Last 16 draw will take place next Monday 11 December at UEFA headquarters in Nyon.