Advantage Blues as Chelsea nick draw in Paris
Chelsea hold advantage after stalemate in Paris
Paris St Germain kept their hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals alive when Edinson Cavani's powerful second-half header salvaged a 1-1 home draw against Chelsea in their last-16 first leg clash last night.
Cavani struck 12 minutes into the second half to cancel out Branislav Ivanovic's first-half header, which was scored against the run of play after the French champions had dominated from the start at the Parc des Princes.
Chelsea, who won last year's quarter-final with PSG on away goals, scored with their only chance, while the hosts had several opportunities to take a lead into the second leg through Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The return will be played at Stamford Bridge on March 11.
Chelsea skipper John Terry said: "Both teams were feeling each other out in the first half, Thibaut Courtois pulled off some great saves and we go away with a happy draw.
"Last year we made it very difficult for ourselves but we are in a lot better position now. PSG keep the ball very well, David Luiz's range of passing is very good so they were able to stretch us but I thought it was very even tonight."
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