Ba’s late strike sends Chelsea to UCL semis

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Demba Ba’s late goal saw Chelsea qual­ify for the Cham­pi­ons League semi­fi­nals. Chelsea started slowly in the first half as both sides con­sid­ered their ap­proach, with PSG bring­ing a 3-1 lead into the match. PSG sat back, and Chelsea tried to en­cour­age them for­ward in or­der to launch counter at­tacks.

Frank Lam­pard al­most scored on 28 min­utes, when a fiercely hit free kick from the wing de­flected off the wall, and Sal­va­tore Sirigu dived right to save. Four min­utes later, Chelsea had the lead when David Luiz flicked on a cor­ner and an un­marked An­dre Schur­rle slot­ted in a low shot.

Real Madrid also went through de­spite los­ing 0-2 to Borus­sia Dort­mund.

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