Cavani magic edges PSG ahead of Chelsea | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2016

PSG has won the first leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie with Chelsea 2-1.

Edison Cavani was the hero for

Les Parisiens, scoring an absolute cracker in the 77th minute to win them the game.

All Courtois can do is watch, as Cavani rolls the ball past him for the win

 

The Blues struggled to deal with the constant attacking press from PSG for majority of the match.

The first goal of the match came from none other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker scored the opener with a free kick which deflected off

John Obi Mikel.

Can anyone stop them? One lost in 37 European home games

 

The Nigerian made up for his mistake though, scoring a quick-fire goal only five minutes later.

Despite a more positive start to the second half from Chelsea, PSG’s dominance on home TURF paid dividends in the end.

The French side have only lost one of their last 37 home games in European competition.

Thibaut Courtois kept his side in the game saving shot after shot, despite conceding the goal to give PSG the victory.

The crucial away goal means a 1-0 win for Chelsea in the return leg at home would actually send them through to the next round on away goals.

Concidering how poor they have been this season, it would be nothing short of a miracle if they managed to reach the quarter finals.

CAHILL CUT FROM CHINA- WERE TO NEXT? 

Australia was in shock when news was announced that Tim Cahill had been cut from his side Shanghai Shenhua.

The Socceroos highest World Cup goalscorer was like a rock-star over there, especially after his bicycle kick against China in the 2015 Asian Cup.

After signing a contract extension less than three months ago, we are sure that there is more to this story than meets the eye.

Super Tim is now a free agent, which has caused a major stir on social media for A-League supporters.

Only problem is that the A-League transfer window is closed and he will probably find a new place to call home before it reopens again.

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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