Chelsea fought with gusto at Stamford Bridge as they defeated the French champions Paris Saint Germain 2-0 to progress to the semi-finals.
The game was in truth a scrappy affair, as PSG looked to dominate the first twenty five minutes of play, before Eden Hazard was brought off injured, and on came Andre Schurrle. Schurrle had an instant impact as he put his team in front after 32 minutes.
At the start of the second half, Chelsea were unluckily denied on two separate occasions by the crossbar, the first a dangerous strike from the edge of the box by the goalscorer, and the second from a thunderous free-kick from the edge of the area by Oscar.
The game was also an aggressive one, seeing eight yellow cards as each side resorted to rather physical tactics to defend their goalmouths.
It was impressive however to see how Chelsea dealt with the loss of Hazard, who is considered to be their main creative force, as his departure didn't seem to prevent the side from making chances, and Schurrle was the perfect fit to fill the void.
Demba Ba put the home side ahead in the 87th minute, as the Blues came through for the win after a great performance.
Despite theit initial dominance, the Parisians were comfortably outplayed after Chelsea's first goal, losing their composure across the pitch.
The Chelsea manager, now in his second term, has yet to lose a Champions' League quarter-final.
A double of the Premier League (despite Jose's initial insistence that it will be "impossible" for them to do so) and the Champions' League is not out of the question for the promising Chelsea side, as they once again look to become the dominant force in English, and quite possibly European football.
But the job is far from done, with teams such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona standing in their way.
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