Champions League

10-man PSG conquer Blues

2015-03-12 00:21
David Luiz (AFP)

London - 10-man PSG have dug deep to qualify for the quarter-final of the Champions League at the expense of Chelsea on away goals, after extra-time, in their Champions League last 16 second-leg match at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night after the aggregate score was left at 3-3 after extra-time.

The match went to extra time after a 1-1 draw during regulation time after the first leg was drawn with the same score line.

PSG had Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off for a foul on Oscar in the first half and fell behind when Chelsea defender Gary Cahill fired home from an 81st-minute corner.

But the visitors equalised five minutes later when substitute Ezequiel Lavezzi's corner teed up former Chelsea defender David Luiz to crash home a towering header via the underside of the crossbar.

Chelsea prevailed on away goals when the teams met in the quarter-finals of last season's competition thanks to an 87th-minute goal in the second leg from now-departed striker Demba Ba.

They thought to have seen a path through to the last eight in the first half of extra-time after PSG captain Thiago Silva handled the ball inside the 18-yard area to hand the hosts a penalty.

Eden Hazard calmly slotted the spot-kick beyond PSG's Italian goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.

However, Silva would atone for his earlier error to tower above the Chelsea defence in the 114th minute to nod a Thiago Motta corner past Thibault Courtois.

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