Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Chelsea: As it happened

Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Chelsea: As it happened
Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Chelsea: As it happened

21:38 - Thank you for joining me for VAVEL's coverage of PSG - Chelsea. You can find me on Twitter @Danialkennedy95 and until next time have a great night! 

21:37' - Laurent Blanc's side dominated in the second period but it looked like Chelsea would hold out for a great draw but Cavani's strike snatched it away however Hiddink's have the coveted away goal to take into the second-leg so it seems all to play for at Stamford Bridge 

21:35 - And it all over and what a game it was ! Costa tested Trapp ealry on with Geman producing a great save but were behind with Ibrahimovic's hugely deflected free-kick before Mikel redeemed himself in first-half extra-time with the equaliser 

FT - PSG 2-1 Chelsea 

90+2' - Here come Chelsea as Willians does well to find Pedro and he looks to try it hit it from the tight angle but only found the side-netting and that seems to be it for Chelsea 

90+1 - So close to a third as the match enters extra-time! Di Maria once again plays a great ball finding Ibrahimovic at the back post but Courtois does well to close down the angle and he could only poke into the keepers midriff 

83' - Nearly a third for PSG when Marquinhos is played through by the backheel of Pastore and looked to pass it around Courtois but Cahill blocked brilliantly. 2-1 PSG 

81' - Two final changes from the home side with Verratti and Matuidi coming off for Rabiot and Pastore 

78' - PSG take the lead once again when a great ball from Di Maria finds sub Cavani in the area but the from tight angle the Urguayan still has a lot to do but he manages to slot it under the rushing Courtois to put Blanc's side back in the driving seat 

78' - GOAL PSG 2-1 Chelsea 

78' - Sub Oscar has a good chance to give Chelsea the lead when he got beyond Marquinhos onto the end of Cahill's free-kick but he cant poke it past a onrushing Trapp 

76' - PSG's first sub with Cvani coming on Lucas 

74' - Ibrahimovic's chip looks for Di Maria but Courtois is there to collect. 15 minutes for Chelsea to hold on for the draw 

72' - First sub of the night with Hazard coming off for Oscar for the last 20 minutes or so 

70' - Chelsea look dangerous on the break as Willian sends Rahman on his way but he is brought down by Lucas booking for the Brazilian 

66' - He left it fro Di Maria and he curls it well but Courois does well to palm it away still 1-1 

66'- Pedro booked for a high boot and it looks like Ibrahimovic will try from the set piece once again 

64' - Chelsea living dangerously when Di Maria puts it up for Ibrhaimovic but his fialed header fall perfectly for Matuidi but Ivanovic gets across to block 

62' - SAVE It was nearly two for PSG who have been increasing the pressure when Ibrahimovic is perfect for Lucas to run onto and he manages to skip past Fabregas before trying from 15 yards out but Courtois is there again to block 

58' - Coming up to the hour mark and Chelsea will be happy with score so far and will happily take this result into the second-leg at the beginning of March 

52' - Ibrahimovic picks up the ball in the area makes some space before firing the shot from close-range but Courtois once again palms it away 

51' - Di Maria rifles a shot towards goal and Courtois takes no chances as he tips it over the bar 

49' - Chelsea break quickly through Willian who puts Costa through one-on-one with Trapp but the German does brilliantly once again to deny the striker 

45' - Back underway here in Paris

20:37 - It is expected to be a sintilating second-half in Paris. Coverage to follow very soon 

20:35 - What a first half that was! PSG dominated for the majority but Costa had the best opportunity when he produced the excellent save from Trapp. PSG did take the lead with help from Mikel but he redeemed himself just before the break getting Chelsea's crucial away goal. 

HT - PSG 1-1 Chelsea 

45+1' - Right at the end of the first period Chelsea are back in it!! Mikel instantly makes up for his earlier mistake as the Willian corner is flicked on by Costa into the path of Mikel and the Nigerian makes no mistake from eight yards as he slams it past Trapp. 1-1 !! 

45+1' - GOAL PSG 1-1 Chelsea 

44' - The Brazilian's effort hits the wall and the danger is cleared 

42' - Chelsea have their own free kick in a promising area when Willian is brought down 20 yards out.... 

40' - PSG take the lead ! Ibrahimvoic lined up the free-kick from Mikel's and the Swede's set peice hits the midfielder which wrongfoots Courtois. 1-0 !!

40' - GOAL PSG 1-0 Chelsea 

40' - First Chelsea booking goes to Mikel who brings down Lucas. Five minutes to play still 0-0 

36' - End-to-end stuff with Hazard's blocked pass setting off the PSG attack with Di Maria driving forward but it was well wide of the target 

34' - Decent chance for blanc's side as Di Maria puts a ball into the back post and Ibrahimovic is lurking unmarked but he uncharacteristically fumbles his lines and its straight into the hands of Courtois 

33' - Hazard showing some great skill as he gets beyond Verratti before stickign a cross to the back post and Ivanovic manages to get the shot off on the second attempt but it into side netting 

27' - Chelsea starting to get into the game with Pedro breaking wide who puts the sqaure ball onto the penalty spot for Azpilicueta who has acres of space but Spaniard fluffs his lines. GAME ON 

23' - SAVE first big chance of the match falls to Chelsea when Rahaman finds the space out wide to get ball into Costa who looks certain to score with the header but it is superbly tipped over the crossbar by Trapp. The German keeps it 0-0 

21' - One of the rare attacks from the away side with Fabregas breaking before playing it out to Costa before working it Hazard before going back tob Fabregas and looks for the final pass to Azpilicueta but the move breaks down 

19 ' - First yellow of the night goes to Ibrahimovic after he had a little kick at Mikel. Still 0-0 

17' - Been all PSG so far with Lucas looking to get on the end of the through ball from Motta but Azpilicueta did well to guard the ball out 

13' - Another audacious effort this time from Ibrahimovic who tries from 30 yards but the Swede's effort is just half ay rad high and wide 

4' - Verratti tests Courtois early on from 25 yards but the Belgian does well to get down low to push it away 

1' - Underway here at the Parc des Princes 

19:27 - Little over 15 minutes until kick-off and the players are on the Parc des Princes pitch for the warm up

19:02 - There are two changes from Chelsea's 5-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday with Baba Rahman replacing the injured John Terry, and Mikel replaces Nemanja Matic, who is suspended.
 

19:01 - PSG starting XI - Trapp, Marquinhos, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell, Verratti, Motta, Matuidi, Lucas, Di Maria, Ibrahimovic

18:53 - Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Mikel; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa

18:48 - It will Guus Hiddink's first real test since his return to Stamford Bridge as they look to reach the last eight of the Champions League

18:46 - Hello everyone I am Danial Kennedy and welcome to VAVEL's coverage of PSG - Chelsea

However a even later strike from former Chelsea man David Luiz saw the game go to extra-time where the home side took the lead once again through Eden Hazard but Silva's late goal sent the Parisian side through to the last eight. 

Last season's clash didn't bode well under the management of Mourinho after the 1-1 draw in Paris in the first leg things looked up after Cahill opened the scoring late on in the second. 

However the Blues have only won one of those four knockout matches that they met up in which was the 2-0 home victory back in 2013/14 which set up the semi-final with Atletico Madrid.

The pairing of these two sides in the knockout stages of Europe's elite competition is becoming all too familiar with the clubs meeting each other in the knockout stages for the last two seasons. 

One name that will be missing is Serge Aurier who has been suspended indefinitely by the club after he made a scathing outburst towards his manager and teammates on social media over the weekend. 

Blanc is expected to bring a number of first-team regulars back into the side after the weekend's draw with Lille with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lucas Moura, Angel Di Maria, Marco Verrati and Thiago Silva all expected to come back into the side. 

His absence along with the injury to Kurt Zouma sees a reshuffle of the back four with Gary Cahill expected to come in for the Frenchman while Baba Rahman will be put in at left-back which will see Branislav Ivanovic partner Cahill in the centre. 

One major absentee for Hiddink's side will be captain John Terry who despite his reassurances that he would be ready for the trip to Paris after he picked up a knock in the win over Newcastle he will no longer be part of the traveling squad. 

This was evident as they named a weakened side on Saturday when they were held to a goalless draw by Lille but will want to return to winning ways against Hiddink's side. 

Such a lead has now seen them put their focus into progressing as far as possible in Europe's elite competition. 

They currently remain unbeaten in their last 22 matches in all competitions with an astonishing 20 of them been victories which has seen them create a 24-point gap between them and closest rival Monaco at the top of Ligue 1. 

Laurent Blanc's side have been out of this world so far in the 2015/16 campaign and will be looking to continue up their brilliant record on Tuesday. 

It proved to be the current champions most convincing performance since the return of the Dutchman with goals from Diego Costa, Pedro, Willian and Bertrand Traore cancelling out Andros Townsend's late consolation to give them a convincing 5-1 victory.

The Blues gave themselves a big confidence boost ahead of Tuesday's trip when they welcomed a struggling Newcastle United side to the Bridge

The Blues are in rich vein of form at the moment with 12 matches without defeat, however only six of those have been victories and with hopes of a fourth-place finish all but over winning this season's competition could be their only chance of European football next season. 

It has been a great start for Hiddink since his the start of his second spell at Stamford Bridge after the departure of Jose Mourinho but his credentials will be fully put to the test at the Parc des Princes

Guus Hiddink will face his toughest test since he returned to Chelsea as interim manager on Tuesday night when they take on French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.