Champions League last-16 second-leg ties

Full-time: Zenit St Petersburg 1-2 Benfica (1-3 on aggregate)

Full-time: Chelsea 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain (2-4 on aggregate)

Paris Saint-Germain
Adrien Rabiot and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both netted for PSG during their decisive second-leg victory at Stamford Bridge Getty

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For the second season in succession, Chelsea's Champions League hopes are ended by PSG at the last-16 stage. Costa's first-half equaliser certainly gave them hope, but that Ibrahimovic volley totally finished the tie as a competitive contest and the French champions now join Real Madrid, Wolfsburg and Benfica in the quarter-finals.

10th in the Premier League, the Blues' season now rests on that FA Cup quarter-final against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. Hiddink will be desperately hoping that those injuries sustained by Costa and Hazard are not serious.


Chelsea are out of the Champions League



Chelsea 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain (PSG win 4-2 on aggregate)


A late card for Ivanovic as he barges into Motta while jostling for position at a free-kick.

Two minutes of added time signalled by the fourth official.


PSG are keeping possession efficiently now as they stroll towards the quarter-finals.


Matuidi, who has looked unusually off the pace tonight after returning from a thigh strain, finally has his name taken.

He is then swiftly replaced by right-back Gregory van der Wiel.


Cavani's first contribution is to be sent through on goal by Pastore, but the offside flag is raised as he shoots at Courtois.

A tame effort from the otherwise anonymous Traore is then easily held by Trapp.


A wild effort from Pedro is sliced high over the bar. Di Maria then receives a hearty round of applause from the gleeful travelling supporters as he is withdrawn and replaced by Cavani.


A lovely one-two from Maxwell and Di Maria leads to a cross towards Ibrahimovic that is nearly turned into his own net by Ivanovic. Luckily for him, Courtois is alert to block.


Hazard walks straight down the tunnel, which will be a big concern ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final trip to Everton this weekend.

Blanc has also made his first change, with Javier Pastore replacing Lucas.


More bad news for Hiddink as Hazard follows Costa in making it clear that he needs to be substituted.

Oscar comes on in his place.


A nice landmark for Ibrahimovic, who has also scored in back-to-back knockout Champions League fixtures for the first time in his illustrious career. The 34-year-old has often been accused of failing to perform to his best against English teams in the past, but that certainly has not been the case this term.



That should just about wrap things up for PSG. After Di Maria's overhit pass towards Rabiot is returned brilliantly by Motta, the Argentine picks out Ibrahimovic to volley emphatically beyond Courtois from close range.

Surely no coming back now for Chelsea, who need to score three times in the final 20 minutes to reach the quarter-final stage.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic


Goal: Chelsea 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain (Zlatan Ibrahimovic)


Trapp to the rescue for PSG as the German goalkeeper produces a fine double save to thwart both Willian and Hazard in quick succession.


A neat pass from Rabiot looks to set Ibrahimovic free, but a heavy touch leads to him being forced out by a combination of Ivanovic and Courtois.


Chelsea will already have been concerned by a brief moment of limping from Hazard a few minutes ago, but now their worries are increased tenfold as Costa sinks to the turf with an apparent muscle injury and immediately signals that he needs to come off.

Hiddink wastes no time in sending on 20-year-old Burkina Faso international Traore, who has scored four goals since January.


A sumptuous flick from Hazard picks out Costa, who lobs Trapp after being whistled for offside.

Maxwell then tries to find Lucas with a searching left-wing cross but Courtois confidently claims.


Chelsea continue to probe patiently, but they are yet to test Trapp since the break.


Anger from the stands as referee Brych fails to penalise Matuidi for blocking off Willian on the edge of his own penalty area.

Mikel is then deservedly booked for scything down the tricky Lucas.


Both sides look to work an opening. Willian shows an impressive burst of pace to advance down the left wing after an enticing pass from Hazard, but Costa's shot is then blocked by Thiago Silva.

Azpilicueta tries his luck but his effort is also deflected.


The second half is now off and running. Can Chelsea find the goal they need to force extra-time? Another for PSG would surely all but kill off the tie.


You wonder what a certain Mourinho would have to say about this particular renaissance...