Video: Chelsea 1-2 PSG (2-4) match report as Ibrahimovic inspires Ligue 1 champions

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PSG secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 4-2 aggregate win over Chelsea in the round-of-16 in large part thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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The French giants took a 2-1 advantage to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, and took the lead through Adrien Rabiot in the early stages.

Laurent Blanc’s men produced some classy build-up play involving the likes of Thiago Motta and Lucas Moura, before Rabiot was handed an easy finish.

However, the tide of the game appeared to change as Diego Costa drew the hosts level on the night, and Chelsea continued to press high up the pitch and catch their rivals in possession up the field to look threatening.

The Spanish striker did brilliantly to shrug off the challenge of Thiago Silva, before curling an effort beyond Kevin Trapp and into the back of the net.

With matters level at half-time, it was Ibrahimovic who had the decisive contribution as his goal effectively killed the tie with just over 20 minutes remaining as Chelsea needed three goals to progress.

The Swede had earlier produced a perfect assist for Rabiot to break the deadlock, and his 50th goal in the Champions League ensured that PSG will be part of the quarter-final draw as he continues to be an influential figure for the French outfit.

Although his contract with the club is set to expire at the end of the season, the 34-year-old continues to play an instrumental role in their success, and he will hope that he can ultimately lead them to Champions League glory this year.

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