Mikel Scores To Give Chelsea Hope Of A Champions League Semi-Final Berth

By Ikenga Chronicles February 17, 2016

Mikel Scores To Give Chelsea Hope Of A Champions League Semi-Final Berth

John Mikel Obi played Chelsea into contention for the quarter finals of the UEFA champions league with a 46th minute goal. Although PSG won 2-1, Mikel’s goal places Chelsea in a good position with the London club now needing a 1-0 win at home to qualify. Mikel, who was responsible for the free kick (and the eventual deflection) that led to PSG’s first goal from an Ibrahimovic free kick, responded with a well taken control and volley. PSG was to take the lead again through Edison Cavani in the 78th minute.

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The loss is Mikel’s first under Hiddink in a game he started and the Dutch Tactician’s first loss since his return to Chelsea. Chelsea will now hope that the away goal will count for them during the second leg at Stamford Bridge.

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At the Estadio da Luz, Benfica took edged out a slender lead over Zenit St Petersburg in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash. Benfica’s Jonas scored the lone goal of the game during the injury minutes of the game.

Photo Credit: Telegraph.co.uk

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