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‘Mama said to knock you out!’ 10-man PSG knocks Chelsea out

“Even with a man down, PSG was still better than Chelsea. I congratulate my players, I am deeply touched. I’m speechless.”

– Laurent Blanc

Last week when Cavani equalized in the home match against Chelsea, I said he was throwing PSG a lifeline and not to depend on his goals at Stamford Bridge because they won’t come. I said the team had to deliver if they want to progress to the quarters and Paris Saint-Germain did just that last evening.

Zlatan came off in the 32nd minute, yet, Chelsea under-performed against a 10-man PSG. I am still in my celebratory mood, so I won’t be able to write a proper report, but Luiz and Silva scored the vital goals (no penalties) to ensure PSG’s progress to the quarters. A job well done boys. A job well done.

“PSG’s best player tonight was Laurent Blanc. He motivated us so much and showed us videos of Chelsea. We studied them well.”

– Thiago Silva

“There’s no one like you, Lord! God is faithful!

– David Luiz

“When the red card happened the worst thing was the Chelsea players. I felt there were 11 babies around me.”

– Zlatan

Chelsea players surround referee Bjorn Kuipers as the Dutchman sends off Zlatan Ibrahimovic (far right) on 31 minutes 

^ Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked up his 4th red card in the Champions League in his career, a competition record shared with Edgar Davids. (Opta)

> PSG players will each receive an estimated £180,000 bonus after progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals.

After the match Laurent Blanc said:

“The players produced an extraordinary match, from start to finish. I enjoyed looking at the statistics. We had as much possession as them, made more passes and had more corners than Chelsea. We were ruthlessly efficient. It’s a great evening for all those that love this club. It’s a great joy. We received a real blow when Zlatan was sent off in the 31stminute. But I felt that the players weren’t about to panic. When a club qualifies like that, it’s that everyone played well. There will be more great matches to come. We are very happy.”

Blaise said:

“We have done something… incredible! Eliminate the Premier League leader, with ten men against 11 is incredible. We saw two excellent performances by Paris, in the first leg and in the second. We’re qualified for the quarter-finals. We have been there the last two seasons. Now we have to go further. It’s an amazing sensation, really; it’s exceptional!”

So incredible for French football that I am still rejoicing.

SCENES! These via zimbio:

The PSG team pose for the cameras prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

The Chelsea team pose for the cameras prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Laurent Blanc the head coach of PSG directs his players during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

John Terry of Chelsea rises above Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG to win a header during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG is consoled by Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea  after receiving a straight red card for his tackle on Oscar #8 of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG walks off the pitch after receiving a straight red card for his tackle on Oscar of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG walks off the pitch after receiving a straight red card for his tackle on Oscar of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

John Terry of Chelsea heads the ball clear before it can reach Edinson Cavani of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

John Terry of Chelsea heads the ball clear before it can reach Edinson Cavani of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Edinson Cavani of PSG rounds goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Edinson Cavani of PSG reacts after a missed chance on goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Edinson Cavani of PSG reacts after a missed chance on goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Edinson Cavani of PSG reacts after a missed chance on goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz of PSG celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz of PSG celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz (R) of PSG celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz (C) of PSG celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz (C) of PSG celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz of PSG rises above Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea to score a gol past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea to level the scores at 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea dives in vain as the shot from Thiago Silva (not seen) of PSG flies into his net to level the scores at 2-2 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz of PSG celebrates after teammate Thiago Silva of PSG scores a goal to level the scores at 2-2 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz of PSG clashes with Diego Costa of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Diego Costa of Chelsea is brought down by Thiago Silva of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Thiago Silva #2 of PSG rises above John Terry of Chelsea to score a goal to level the scores at 2-2 during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Laurent Blanc the head coach of PSG reacts as his players prepare for extra time during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Gary Cahill (L) of Chelsea is congratulated by teammate Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Edinson Cavani of PSG and Willian of Chelsea battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Edinson Cavani of PSG and Willian of Chelsea battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Edinson Cavani of PSG and Willian of Chelsea battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Edinson Cavani of PSG goes past Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Diego Costa of Chelsea remonstrates with the referee during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Thiago Silva of PSG celebrates following his team's victory during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Marquinhos of PSG and Thiago Silva of PSG celebrate following their team's victory during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Marquinhos of PSG celebrates as his team go through on away goals following extra time during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Marquinhos of PSG celebrates as his team go through on away goals following extra time during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

David Luiz of PSG applauds the fans following his teams victory following extra time during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

PSG teammates celebrates as their team go through on away goals following extra time during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Laurent Blanc the head coach of PSG and his players celebrate following their team's victory in extra time during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Laurent Blanc the head coach of PSG and his players celebrate following their team's victory in extra time during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Laurent Blanc the head coach of PSG shakes hands with Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea following his team's victory during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Laurent Blanc the head coach of PSG shakes hands with Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea following his team's victory during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Laurent Blanc the head coach of PSG shakes hands with Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea following his team's victory during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

Laurent Blanc the head coach of PSG celebrates following his team's victory in extra time during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11, 2015 in London, England.

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