Chelsea beat PSG 2-0 to proceed to UEFA Semi-finals

Thanks for Demba Ba’s late goal scramble and the away goals rule, Chelsea goes on the Champions League Semi-final after beating PSG 2-0.  After losing 3-1 last week, Chelsea had to beat PSG by at least two goals and not concede any, and they did just start.  Mourinho opted to start the game with Samuel Eto’o as the lone striker, but was forced to bring on Andre Schurrle for injured Eden Hazard.  

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Schurrle’s introduction to the game provided Chelsea with a more intense sense of urgency and he gave his side a well needed hope with a first half goal in the 32nd minute.  Schurrle later had the chance to increase the lead for Chelsea, but he hit the bar twice within two minutes early on in the first half.  PSG also had the chance to tie the game through Edinson Cavani, but the Uruguayan wasted the two chances that came his way in the closing stages of the game.

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As the game was coming close to an end, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made two more changes, bringing on only his two remaining strikers, Fernando Torres, and Demba Ba, and just as Chelsea were looking to be on their way out, Ba was able to get the much needed second goal in the 87th minute, sending Mourinho racing down the sidelines into the field to celebrate with his players.

With this win, Mourinho will be making his third Champions League semi-final appearance in charge of Chelsea.

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