Photos: Triumphant overhead kick of Olivier Giroud earns full marks for Chelsea over Atletico Madrid

OLIVIER GIROUD scored an incredible bicycle kick as Chelsea earned a vital 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid.

The French striker showed no sign of his 34 years as he leaped in the air and contorted his body to fire a brilliant overhead strike past Jan Oblak.

Olivier Giroud scored an incredible bicycle kick as Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 1-0

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Olivier Giroud scored an incredible bicycle kick as Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 1-0Credit: Reuters

The Frenchman celebrates what could turn out to be a crucial away goal

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The Frenchman celebrates what could turn out to be a crucial away goal credit: AFP OR LICENSORS

Chelsea players mobbed Giroud after his stunning winner

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Chelsea players mobbed Giroud after his stunning winnerCredit: AP:Associated Press

In a cagey affair in Romania, Giroud’s away goal proved the one moment of genuine quality and earned Thomas Tuchel a crucial away goal.

Chelsea were the better side with Atletico Madrid failing to get going at all with that splendid goal from Giroud.

The second leg takes place on March 17.

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Luis Suarez and Antonio Rudiger inevitably clashed in Romania

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Luis Suarez and Antonio Rudiger inevitably clashed in RomaniaCredit: AP:Associated Press

Edouard Mendy thwarts Atletico superstar Luis Suarez

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Edouard Mendy thwarts Atletico superstar Luis SuarezCredit: EPA

Thomas Tuchel offers instruction during the win in Romania

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Thomas Tuchel offers instruction during the win in RomaniaCredit: EPA

Mason Mount will miss the second-leg after picking up an early booking in Bucharest

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Mason Mount will miss the second-leg after picking up an early booking in BucharestCredit: Rex Features

Neither side were able to break the deadlock in the opening 45 minutes

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Neither side were able to break the deadlock in the opening 45 minutesCredit: AP:Associated Press

Werner came close to scoring in the first-half but for Jan Oblak's outstretched glove

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Werner came close to scoring in the first half but for Jan Oblak’s outstretched gloveCredit: Reuters
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