Chelsea’s ” Babies” vs Paris st Germain 2-2 : Players ratings and Highlights, Part 1


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Chelsea are knocked  out of the Champions League, jinxed by a courageous, vibrant french team, a 10- man PSG, on the away goals rule.The home side were outplayed  and outfought despite the unjustified expulsion of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a soft (?) penalty by the referee, a Joker  for both teams as he conveniently  forgot a real penalty against Diego Costa and one or two red cards,fully justified!

 

 

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Who was the best and who was the worst ? Here’s the players ratings:

Thibauld Courtois : 6,5/10

The Belgian goalkeeper, was his usual self;  great save from Thiago’s Silva header in extra time, but bad positioning for PSG’s equalizer. 

Branislav Ivanovic :

Good in defense, he took advantage of Ibrahimovic’s red card; bet he was glad when Cavani’s shot hit the post.

César Aspilicueta : 6

He run a lot,and combined well with Hazard, thus giving Pastore some frights, mostly in the second half.

Gary Cahill : 7/10  

   Quite good when needed to defend Paris’ attacks plus a wonderful strike  to score Chelsea’s first goal(81st).

Jonh Terry : 6,5/10

The Blues captain, denied twice Cavani’s efforts and provided the flip-back for Cahill’s goal, but he was at fault for Silva’s equalizer.

Oscar : 5,5/10

And the Oscar, goes to… please someone tell the guy that the Oscar Ceremony is over, so that he can play football, you know, the game ? Good defending;  he was subbed after the first half, thus avoiding to get a red card of his own.

Nemanja Matic : 5,5/10

Solid game, but wasn’t able to stop Veratti’s and Pastore’s quick tempo.

Cesc Fabregas : 5/1

Another difficult game for the Spaniard, good distribution, but the magic between him and Costa is now a thing of the past.(Will  it ever come back?)

Ramires : 5,5/10

He tried, but he was just not good enough to gain any of the midfield battle.

Eden Hazard : 7/10

Skills, galore; what a delightful player ! Unfortunately that wasn’t enough to breach the Parisian defense; very cool penalty !

Diego Costa : 5/10

He could have gained a penalty, but also one or two red cards. Some difficult situations with Luiz and Silva; needs to cool down, that could benefit the team.

Here’s the game’s highlights :

Let’s give the last word to Jonh Aldridge :

 

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