Carlo Ancelotti lauds PSG players for Champions League progress

Ancelotti has won Europe's leading club competition both as a player and as a coach with Milan, so he knows what it takes to go all the way, but he admits that the performances of his newly put-together team have pleasantly surprised him.

updated: March 07, 2013 17:58 IST
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Paris: Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his players after they battled past Valencia to join the continent's elite in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 18 years.

Leading 2-1 from the first leg of their last-16 tie, PSG appeared at real risk of blowing it when Jonas put Valencia in front on the night early in the second half.

However, Ezequiel Lavezzi's equaliser calmed the nerves and helped the French capital club go through, with a 1-1 draw ensuring a 3-2 aggregate triumph.

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