Chelsea 2 Paris Saint-Germain 0 – Demba Ba’s late winner sends Blues through
Goals from Andre Schurrle and Ba help Chelsea to a famous victory despite losing Eden Hazard early in the game
April 8th, 2014
Jose Mourinho might feel as though Chelsea’s name is on the Champions League trophy this season after his team came back from a two-goal deficit to claim an away goals triumph against PSG at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho was dealt with a setback in the 18th minute when Eden Hazard limped off with an injury, although Andre Schurrle made a big impact as substitute when breaking the deadlock fifteen minutes later as Chelsea put significant pressure on the visitors.
The home supporters sensed that the comeback was on, with the Blues hitting the woodwork on several occasions in the second half, with Oscar and David Luiz both narrowly failing to score although it was to be another substitute that would prove to be the match winner.
Demba Ba replaced Frank Lampard for the final quarter of the game and he was able to fire home from close range as Chelsea had one last throw of the dice, with Edinson Cavani having previously missed the chance to put his team through when firing over the crossbar.
Fernando Torres also looked bright when appearing as a late sub, with Jose Mourinho racing down the touchline when Ba scored and then issuing final instructions before a frantic final few minutes which saw Petr Cech save smartly as PSG went forward in numbers.
Chelsea are joined by Real Madrid in the last four and retain hopes of completing a Premier League and Champions League double this term.