- Chelsea reach the Champions League semi-finals
- The blues beat Paris St Germain 2-0 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate
- Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba scored for the blues
Chelsea produced one of the best comebacks at the Champions League quarter-final stage to beat PSG 2-0 on the night. The result sends us into the semi-finals on away goals after a 3-3 score on aggregate. Many had written off Chelsea’s chances of progression after a 3-1 defeat in the first leg, but a heroic performance from the players saw Stamford Bridge witness yet another miracle.
Andre Schurrle, who had come on as the replacement for the injured, scored the first goal from a throw in to give Chelsea a lot of belief that they can actually spring a comeback. Incidentally, his goal was scored at about the same time as Didier Drogba got his against Napoli in 2012. Chelsea had managed to successfully turned a 3-1 deficit back then as well.
However, the crucial second goal proved more elusive. Chelsea struck the post twice within the space of a few minutes in the second half and it seemed that the gods were not smiling on the blues. From then on in, it was all Chelsea in the second half, as we pile more pressure on the French outfit. PSG were restricted to counter-attacking football, but they were unable to take their chances.
Just when it seemed that time was running out for the blues, Azpilicueta’s deflected shot was converted by Demba Ba with just a few minutes of normal time remaining. The stadium erupted in a huge roar that would send shivers down the spine of many. Chelsea are into the Champions League semifinals 2013/14.
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; David Luiz, Lampard (Ba 66); Willian, Oscar (Torres 80), Hazard (Schurrle 17); Eto’o
Goals: Schurrle 32, Ba 87
PSG (4-3-3): Sirigu; Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva (c), Maxwell; Verratti (Cabaye 54), Thiago Motta, Matuidi; Lucas (Marquinhos 84), Cavani, Lavezzi (Pastore 72)