Demba Ba breaks Paris Saint-Germain hearts as Chelsea reach UEFA Champions League semis

Demba Ba netted in the 87th minute to give Chelsea a 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain. Chelsea, who were trailing 3-1 from last week's quarter-final first leg, progressed on the away goals rule after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

updated: April 09, 2014 08:33 IST
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London: Demba Ba scored in the 87th minute to give Chelsea a last-gasp 2-0 win at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday that swept them into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Trailing 3-1 from last week's quarter-final first leg in Paris, Chelsea trimmed PSG's aggregate advantage through a 32nd-minute goal by Andre Schuerrle, but the French champions remained on course for the last four.

The hosts hit the bar through Schuerrle and Oscar early in the second half, but with time running out, substitute Ba bundled home from close range to take Chelsea into the semi-finals for the seventh time in 11 years. "I think we did enough at the beginning of the second half to score before we did," Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho told ITV.

"It was very much deserved that the team that tried to defend was punished. The team that played with their heart deserved to go through."

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