After the boring first half where two teams in total worth more than 850 millions euro, could not find a net, the second half offered a much more, but even that wasn’t enough for neither team to find a winning goal, so the extra-time was needed. The key situation of the match perhaps happen in the first half when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off, for what it seems only a good act of Oscar, and not a red card.
Still, the last 10 minutes of the second half offered us two goals. First, after few ball rebounds in the penalty area, Gary Cahill in the 81st minute smashes the ball past Sirigu for a 1-0 lead of the Blues. Five minutes later, ex Chelsea defender David Luiz heads the ball past Courtois’ net and takes the game to the extra time.
Only six minutes of the extra-time was needed for another goal. B. Kuipers pointed to the penalty spot after Thiago Silva raised his hand while challenging with Zouma! There didn’t appear to be contact at all, but his arm was up in the air! Hazard was sure and makes it 2-1 for Chelsea.
Ten minutes before the end of the extra time, Blanc sends his players to look for the second goal and to attack the Blues. A corner kick proves to be a deadly for the home side, as first Courtois saves what looked to be a goal, and then in the next corner kick, Thiago Silva jumps high and heads the ball past helpless Courtois, for Chelsea 2, PSG 2. Result which eliminated (away goals) Jose Mourinho’s side and has sent a 10-man Ligue 1 Champions to the quarter-finals, perhaps deservedly.
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Match Highlights Chelsea 2-2 PSG – Best Memes & Tweets
Ibrahimovic red card
Pre Match Video
Jose Mourinho looks ahead to Chelsea’s last 16 Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea hold a ‘light’ advantage – Blanc
Chelsea starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.
Chelsea substitutes: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Drogba, Remy, Willian, Cuadrado.
PSG starting line-up (4-3-3): Sirigu; Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Maxwell; Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi; Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Pastore.
PSG substitutes: Douchez, Camara, Bahebeck, Digne, Lavezzi, Van der Wiel, Rabiot.