Champions League: PSG defeat Chelsea, take commanding lead

A goal in the stoppage time added to Jose Mourinho's frustrations as PSG defeated Chelsea 3-1 to improve their chances of making it to the semis for the first time since 1995.

updated: April 03, 2014 10:37 IST
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Paris: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho called his team's defending "a joke" after Paris Saint-Germain scored deep into injury time on Wednesday to take a commanding 3-1 lead into their Champions League quarterfinal return leg next week.

A second straight defeat has turned the pressure back on Mourinho's Chelsea side, with big-spending PSG now favored to reach the last four in the European Cup for the first time since 1995 and Liverpool grabbing the impetus in the Premier League. (Also read: Mourinho left with regrets after Chelsea loss)

"When the games are tight and when you make the defensive mistakes, you are in trouble," Mourinho said. "We couldn't transform these half chances into goals and on top of that we made defensive mistakes, the kind of individual defensive mistakes, and we paid the price."

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