Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REPORTERS

The booming business of cannabis in Spain

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Tanzanian President dismisses almost 10,000 public servants over forged college certificates

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

French Election: Abstention, Anger & Apathy

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Macron vs. Le Pen: France's bitter presidential run-off race (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump's First 100 Days, The Pope in Egypt (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Egypt's Coptic Christians targeted by Islamic State group

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

France's wartime past takes centre stage in presidential campaign

Read more

#TECH 24

How one NGO is using 3D printers to improve disaster relief

Read more

REVISITED

What remains of Nicaragua’s revolution?

Read more

Sports

Chelsea cruise to semi-finals with victory over PSG

© afp

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-04-09

Andre Schuerrle put Chelsea ahead with the first goal as the English team overcame a 3-1 deficit with a 2-0 (3-3 aggregate) victory over Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in London on Tuesday.

Chelsea substitute Demba Ba struck a dramatic late goal to seal the 2-0 home victory and a place in the semi-finals on the away goals rule.

PSG were heading for a first appearance in the last four since 1995 when Ba bundled in a loose ball after 87 minutes to clinch the tie, which ended 3-3 on aggregate.

Chelsea went ahead in a tense end-to-end battle at Stamford Bridge with a superbly taken goal from substitute Schuerrle after 32 minutes and they also hit the bar twice in two minutes early in the second half.

PSG, who won the first leg 3-1, dominated early on and Edinson Cavani missed two good chances in the closing stages, which added to the almost unbearable tension.

Chelsea, despite losing playmaker Eden Hazard to injury after 17 minutes when Schuerrle came on, finished strongly and were worthy winners on another memorable European night in west London.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

 

Date created : 2014-04-08

  • FOOTBALL

    PSG minus Zlatan to face Chelsea in Champions League quarters

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    PSG beat Chelsea 3-1 in first leg of Champions League quarter-finals

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    PSG take on Chelsea in Champions League quarters

    Read more

COMMENT(S)