Chelsea 1-1 PSG: Half time report

Chelsea 1-1 PSG: Half time report

by -

Chelsea take on Paris Saint Germain in their eagerly awaited Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are looking to overturn the 2-1 deficit after the first leg in Paris.

After an even start to the game the first half chance came to Chelsea as Diego Costa received the ball on the edge of the box and managed to shift it on to his left foot, but his shot was palmed away by Trapp in the PSG goal.

But PSG soon took control of the game and were able to get in behind Chelsea. With a ball over the top Ibrahimovic managed to lose his marker Cahill and had far too much time to pick out Rabiot at the back post to tap into an empty Chelsea net to make it 1-0 to the French Champions.

Chelsea then managed to wrestle back the initiative, putting pressure on the all Brazilian PSG back four and giving them no time. And after a brilliant tackle high up the pitch from Pedro which found Willian in some space to play in Diego Costa who turned Silva and managed to stroke the ball past Trapp with his left foot and level up the score to 1-1 on the night.

The Blues now looking to press a nervy looking PSG high up the pitch and winning the ball back in strong positions. As one challenge found Hazard in space as he tries to bend one in to the far corner but it was a comfortable stop in the end for the German keeper Trapp.

And on the verge of half time Costa found more space on the edge of the box and after his driving run and low shot was parried by Trapp, Pedro was inches away from touching in the rebound only for Silva to clear it away for a corner.

The Blues finished the half the stronger and will be encouraged. But with only 45 minutes remaining in the tie Chelsea trail 3-2 on aggregate.