Former Rojiblancos captain Fernando Torres gave Jose Mourinho's side a dream start as he netted on 36 minutes, but Adrian struck a minute before halftime to give the visitors a vital away goal.
Mourinho responded early in the second half by replacing Ashley Cole with Samuel Eto'o, though that proved to be a costly switch: the striker foolishly fouled Diego Costa in the box just before the hour mark, with the Atletico star emphatically dispatching his spot kick after a lengthy delay which saw him booked.
David Luiz hit the post with a header soon after, but with 20 minutes remaining Arda Turan wrapped up the tie as he tapped home the rebound after Mark Schwarzer tipped his initial header onto the bar.
Both sides were cautious from the beginning after a goalless first leg, but the hosts were almost dealt a blow less than 10 minutes in when when Koke's volleyed cross hit the bar and post.
In truth there were few chances for the majority of the half with neither side allowing the other a chance to net an early goal, but the hosts struck first through an former Atleti legend.
Willian showed trickery on the right wing to beat two players before finding Torres with a low cross, who steered the ball home via a defelction off of Miranda.
The former Atletico captain refused to celebrate scoring against his old club, but the travelling fans were delighted a minute before halftime as Juanfran pulled back a Tiago cross for Adrian to scuff home a vital volley.
The London side was forced to start chasing the game, and Costa won and netted Atleti's second of the night from the penalty spot before Turan's easy tap-in, leaving Mourinho failing to progress beyond the semifinals with Chelsea on three occasions.
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