Chelsea 2-2 PSG (AET, agg 3-3)

Thibaut Courtois wanted to come, changed his mind and back-pedalled. By then it was too late. Thiago Silva’s header was looping over his head and Chelsea were heading out of the Champions League. Deservedly, too.

Paris Saint-Germain were the better side here, played the best football, overcame the odds. That blend of class and cussedness reminded one of Chelsea, at their best. They were nowhere near that level on Wednesday night, though.

They had the game won, twice. Firstly, in the 81st minute when Gary Cahill gave them a scarcely deserved lead, then six minutes into extra time when Eden Hazard restored it from the penalty spot. Both times, PSG came back — and with 10 men, too. They had as much possession as Chelsea despite having played with a numerical disadvantage for 90 of the 120 minutes. Takes some doing, that.