Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was delighted with the performance of Blues attacker Olivier Giroud in the Champions League last 16 first leg clash away to Atletico Madrid. Olivier Giroud made a telling contribution for Chelsea and that led to the only goal of the game just past the midway point of the second half. Olivier Giroud scored a wonder strike for the only goal of the game to hand Chelsea the advantage in their last 16 tie with Atletico Madrid, who are the Spanish La Liga leaders. Giroud scored with a beautiful overhead kick to give Chelsea a 1-0 win away from home over Atletico Madrid. The two teams meet again for the second leg next month and Chelsea are in a very good position as they already have an advantage over their Spanish opponents.

At the end of the game, the official Twitter account of the UEFA Champions League tweeted that Olivier Giroud is the only Chelsea player to score at least six goals in the Champions League since a certain Didier Drogba in the 2011/12 season and the tweet brought out an acknowledgement response from Ivorian football legend Didier Drogba, who was delighted for Olivier Giroud. Didier Drogba was instrumental to the only Champions League trophy in the Blues’ history won at the end of the 2011/12 season. Didier Drogba scored the rescuing goal to take the final clash with Bayern Munich at their home stadium Allianz Arena into extra time before he dispatched the all-important penalty for Chelsea during the penalty shootout to determine who wins the trophy.Olivier Giroud would be hoping to emulate the achievements of Didier Drogba during that 2011/12 season by leading Chelsea to a second Champions League triumph. Giroud has already showed his quality as well as his importance to the Chelsea team this season. He was responsible for all the four goals as Chelsea trashed Spanish La Liga team Sevilla 4-0 to emerge from their group as winners ahead of the Spanish team.