Chelsea’s Champions League dreams were snuffed out at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, with Paris Saint-Germain winning 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to progress to the quarter-finals via a 4-2 aggregate victory.
Adding insult to injury, the sight of Blues’ winger Eden Hazard swapping shirts with Angel Di Maria at half-time left a lot of Chelsea fans rather unimpressed.
Coming into the second leg on the back of a 2-1 win in Paris, Laurent Blanc’s petro-chem giants took the lead on the night after just 16 minutes, courtesy of gangly midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
However, 11 minutes later the hosts made it 1-1 when Diego Costa fired home.
With the scores level at the break, Belgian wingman broke the (apparently) unwritten rule about swapping shirts with an opponent at half-time, by doing just that, the naughty boy…
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After the break, the mightly Zlatan Ibrahimovic got the goal his overall performance deserved to send the visitors through to the last eight via an 4-2 aggregate.
On 77 minutes Hazard limped off with injury, to be replaced by Oscar, with a number of the home fans booing the Belgian. However, while I know swapping shirts at half-time doesn’t look good, does it really make a difference? I don’t think so, myself!