Sports

Champions League: All square between PSG and Chelsea

A goal from Edinson Cavani secured a 1-1 draw for Paris Saint Germain with Chelsea at the Parc des Princes this morning (Singapore time).

Chelsea nicked the away goal that they were dreaming of when Branislav Ivanovic scored another vital goal for them in the 36th minute.

The Serbian’s header from Gary Cahill’s flick-on – another central defender John Terry having provided the cross – was his seventh goal in 53 appearances in the competition.

Cavani, though, levelled nine minutes into the second half as poor Chelsea defending allowed him a free header from Blaise Matuidi’s cross.  

The Uruguayan should have won the first leg for the hosts when he wriggled free with just 10 minutes remaining. But with just goalkeeper Thibault Courtois to beat, he poked the ball wide of the far post. 

In the other match, Shakhtar Donetsk ground out a goal-less draw with German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. 

The Ukrainian club – who have to play their games hundreds of kilometres away from home because of the fighting between rebels and Ukrainian soldiers – were given hope of at least taking a lead to Munich for the second leg when Xabi Alonso was sent off for a second bookable offence.  

But they failed to take advantage and Bayern remain favourites to advance to the next round. - AFP

Champions LeagueCHELSEA (EPL)Paris Saint-Germain