A second-half header from Edinson Cavani ensured Paris Saint-Germain held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Champions League.
Edinson Cavani’s 17th goal of season maintained Paris Saint-Germain’s long unbeaten home record in Europe but Chelsea will be favourites to reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after drawing 1-1 at the Parc des Princes.
Branislav Ivanovic’s first-half header put the Premier League leaders in front in Tuesday’s round-of-16 first leg, but that was harsh on injury-hit PSG – unbeaten at home in UEFA competition since 2006.
Laurent Blanc’s side suffered a heartbreaking quarter-final defeat against Chelsea on away goals last season – after winning the first leg in the French capital 3-1 – and Ivanovic’s opener was a blow to their hopes of gaining revenge.
The Ligue 1 champions were deservedly level just nine minutes into the second half, though, when Uruguay striker Cavani rose unmarked to head home.
PSG looked the more likely to fashion a winner but were routinely denied by off-target finishing and returning Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, whose goal they will certainly have to breach again in second leg at Stamford Bridge next month.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN