Champions League: PSG and Chelsea book place in semi-finals

April 14, 2021 | By : Kiran Thakare
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Paris Saint-Germain reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on away goals despite a 1-0 second-leg loss to defending champions Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday. The tie finished 3-3 on aggregate, but PSG advanced to the next stage due to away goals.

Bayern was playing without the injured striker Robert Lewandowski in both legs. However, they open the scoring on Tuesday in the 40th minute through Eric Maxim Choupo- Moting to level the score on aggregate. He also scored in the previous two appearances including one against his former side in the first leg. But his goal wasn’t enough to see them through the next round.

PSG created numerous chances in the game as Neymar came close to scoring by hitting the framework of the goal. The French club has knocked out two European heavyweights in two knockout rounds- Barcelona and Bayern. They will face the winner of the tie between Manchester City and Borrosia Dortmund. This will be the second year in a row PSG has managed to reach the semi-final of the competition.

Chelsea reach semi-final despite late winner from Porto

Chelsea managed to go through the semi-finals of the Champions League on aggregate despite a 1-0 defeat against Porto. A stunning overhead kick in added time by substitute Mehdi Taremi cut the deficit to one goal and handed Porto a 1-0 victory in the quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.

Thomas Tuchel’s side had a 2-0 lead from last week’s away game in Seville. The South London club had to withstand an intense start from Porto in their home leg back at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Both legs were played at the same stadium due to restrictions on travel for Portuguese clubs in England.

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount each came close to breaking the deadlock after the interval but the blues manage to see out the game as they did against Atletico Madrid last season. Tuchel’s men will face the winner of the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid.



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