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Chelsea vs. PSG, Champions League: Half-time report

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Chelsea either needed to get a goal or two in the first half, or keep Paris Saint-Germain from scoring one of their own in order to have the fans feeling good about our chances heading into the second half. They didn't manage to keep the visitors off the board, but responded nicely after conceding, and after 45 minutes of action, Guus Hiddink's men still have hope.

Adiran Rabiot managed to tap in a perfect Zlatan Ibrahimovic cross, with the help of hilarious defending from both Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill. Fortunately, some excellent defending up the pitch eventually set the Blues on the counter, and the red hot Diego Costa leveled the score on the evening, putting Chelsea down 3-2 on aggregate with (at least) 45 minutes left to play.

For Chelsea, one more goal without conceding would force extra time, while a pair would win the affair outright. Should they concede, they'll need at least three more goals to have any hope of advancing, so defending well would certainly be in our best interests.