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Didier Drogba wants PSG in Champions League quarter-finals

Drogba hoping for more Champions League success (©GettyImages)
Drogba hoping for more Champions League success (©GettyImages) .

Galatasary SK marched into the Champions League quarter-finals after an excellent 3-2 win at Schalke 04.

Soon after the game Didier Drogba announced he wanted to meet PSG in the quarter final. 

He said: "PSG? Why not? It would be a good challenge and it would be a nod to Marseille.

"We must be ambitious and dream of the Champions League. With Chelsea, I won it once, but it was not enough. I want to touch the cup, but it is still far away.

"We will try to do our best. If we could avoid all the teams and go directly to the final, it would be perfect." 

After stumbling to a 1-1 first leg result at the Turk Telekom Arena they were huge underdogs going into Tuesday night's game. They fell behind to an early Roman Neustadter strike but hit back twice before half-time thanks to goals from Hamit Altintop and Burak Yilmaz. 

The hosts stepped up a gear after the break and Michel Bastos slotted home to level the scores at 2-2. This meant Galatasaray would still go through on away goals and Schalke continued to press forward.

The Turkish giants held firm and were defensively excellent throughout the final twenty minutes and were rewarded in the final minute of injury-time. They caught their opponents on the counter attack as Umut Bulut was put through by Selcuk Inan and he finished past Timo Hildebrand at the second attempt to secure a famous victory. 

Drogba's fellow big name signing Wesley Sneijder played his part and will certainly be looking forward to the quarter-final draw. Can the Ivorian produce the goods this time around to claim a surprise second successive triumph? Or is this one step too far? 

If Galatasaray are to meet PSG in the quarter-finals, then Drogba may come up against England legend David Beckham. It would certainly be a game that would attract interest from the English public. 

 

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