The 1rst leg of the Champions League round of 16 battle between Chelsea and PSG has already taken place at the home turf of the French team at the Parc des Princes and the hugely important match finished off in a 1-1 draw but the scoreboard does not reflect what actually happened in the pitch as PSG dominated the match from start until the end.
After the match was over, statistic show that PSG enjoyed having 54% of possession which isn’t a very dominating percentage but the aspect of the game where Paris Saint-Germain was really efficient at was in the sheer amount of shots that were launched from the home team.
ThibautCourtois has once again turned into the hero for Chelsea as he had to be at his best in order to deny the opposition from scoring.
The impact that the Belgian goal-keeper has made upon arriving to Stamford Bridge is simply amazing as he has forced PetrCech on having to stay on the sidelines for the majority of the season.
Courtois made a number of amazing saves in order to keep Chelsea in the match competing and he denied: Matuidi, Cavani and Ibrahimovic from scoring on different occasions.
Jose Mourinho himself stated that his team deserved to lose as his squad only managed on firing 2 shots and scored once meanwhile PSG fired on 14 instances but was able to score only once as Courtois was easily the man of the match as he only conceded 1 goal.
“To be honest… If anyone deserved to have won it was PSG, not Chelsea. But everything is open for the second leg. PSG are a fantastic team so I think we did really well.” Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho said.
The 2nd leg is scheduled to take place on March 11 at Stamford Bridge and PSG needs to score at least one goal in order to have any hope of progressing into the next stages of the European competition.