12 Mar 2015

10-man PSG stun Chelsea, Bayern through

11:47 am on 12 March 2015

A miraculous late leveller from Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has knocked the English Premier League side Chelsea out of the Champions League.

Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba

Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Down to ten men after a first half red card to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the French club also fell behind on the scoresheet late in the game when Gary Cahill slotted home a half-volley.

But they equalised soon after through former Blue David Luiz to send the game into extra-time with an aggregate scored of 2-2.

Chelsea again took the lead through an Eden Hazard penalty five minutes into extra time, but in the second period, Silva rose highest to head PSG into the quarter-finals.

The score over two legs finished 3-3, but the Parisian side progress on away goals.

PSG's talismanic forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off midway through the first half after he slid in on Chelsea's Oscar from behind.

With ten minutes to go, it was the Blues who opened the scoring when Cahill finished from a scrappy corner with a half volley.

But five minutes later, playing against his former club, David Luiz powered home a header from a corner.

Chelsea dominated extra time against their tired opponents, and five minutes in won a penalty when PSG defender Thiago Silva appeared to handle the ball in the box.

Eden Hazard calmly slotted the penalty.

But Silva stunned the home fans from yet another set piece.

In this morning's other game, German side Bayern Munich thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 7-0.

The Ukranian Premier League champions were hampered from the first few minutes when defender Olexandr Kucher received a straight red card for bringing down Mario Gotze.

Thomas Muller dispatched the penalty and Bayern never looked back.

Jerome Boateng smashed home a second after a Robert Lewandowski shot had been parried into his path in the 34th minute.

The floodgates opened after the break with Muller doubling his tally, and Franck Ribery, Holger Badstuber, Lewandowski and Gotze all getting on the scoresheet.

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