Paris Saint-Germain’s Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic commends scoring his group’s second objective amid the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match in the middle of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stamford Bridge in London. Photograph: AFPZlatan Ibrahimovic scored one and made another as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to wipe out Chelsea from the Champions League for the second season running.
Driving 2-1 from the primary leg of the last 16 tie, PSG extended their lead when Ibrahimovic crossed for Adrien Rabiot to tap in and despite the fact that Diego Costa’s smooth completion gave Chelsea trust, Ibrahimovic volleyed home in the 67th moment to finish a 4-2 total achievement.
Triumph took Laurent Blanc’s PSG into the quarter-finals for the fourth year consecutively, while Chelsea were left to ponder a first season without Champions League football since 2002-03.
“I thought we controlled the amusement exceptionally well from beginning to end,” Blanc said.
“Notwithstanding when we yielded, we weren’t concerned. We carried on working. That control made the night less demanding for us.”
Ten focuses off the main four in the Premier League, Chelsea’s expectations of meeting all requirements for the Champions League are paper-meager and their odds of keeping their season alive in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-last at Everton were risked by wounds to Costa and Eden Hazard.
“They are a decent side, yet once we ventured up we had a few possibilities. In the 67th moment everything changed,” said Chelsea between time supervisor Guus Hiddink.
“It is a troublesome season. We were nearly terrifying about transfer when I came in, however it is hard to get into fourth place.”
A great part of the pre-amusement consideration had concentrated on Costa and Ibrahimovic, and it was PSG’s Swedish talisman who developed triumphant as the French champions asserted further retribution for their disposal by Chelsea in 2014.
Sent off at Stamford Bridge a year back, when PSG’s 2-2 draw took them through on away objectives, he gave a false representation of questions about his defining moment disposition to keep the runaway Ligue 1 pioneers on course for a potential fourfold.
Marco Verratti’s inability to recoup from a crotch harm implied that Rabiot began in midfield for PSG and he practically cost his side an early objective with a free pass that finished in Kevin Trapp repelling from Costa.
Be that as it may, with Angel di Maria and Lucas Moura deserting their wings freely, PSG’s assault abounded with hazard and in the 6th moment stand-in Chelsea skipper Branislav Ivanovic needed to slide a shot from Di Maria off the line after he had been played in by Lucas.
After ten minutes PSG fixed their hold on the tie as Di Maria played a go behind the Chelsea resistance for Ibrahimovic, whose stunning low cross was turned in by Rabiot.
Driving 3-1 on total, it ought to have been the prompt for PSG to take the sting out of the amusement, yet rather they permitted Chelsea to level on the night with an objective that owed just as to Thiago Motta’s imprudence under lock and key and the hosts’ astonishing exchange.
After Pedro Rodriguez nipped into ransack Motta, Willian played a fast one-two with the Spaniard before nourishing Costa, who expertly turned Thiago Silva and bored home left-footed.
Ibrahimovic put a header directly at Thibaut Courtois from a Lucas cross, however the hosts completed the half with the wind in their sails, Cesc Fabregas, Hazard and Costa all going near leveling the tie.
Costa had another sight of objective right on time in the second half, David Luiz obstructing his shot from Willian’s curtailed, however the Spain universal, who had been a consistent hazard, needed to go off on the hour in the wake of seeming to hurt his calf, with Bertrand Traore supplanting him.
Hiddink’s side verged on downplaying Costa’s flight, yet Trapp delivered a sharp twofold spare to upset Willian and afterward Hazard, and inside of two minutes the tie was over.
Motta’s canny go to one side discovered Di Maria in sections of land of space and his fine cross was volleyed in decidedly by Ibrahimovic.
Chelsea’s state of mind obscured yet promote with 14 minutes remaining when Hazard limped off, yet their flame had officially blazed itself out.