Football

Ligue des Champions : héroïque, le PSG tient sa revanche !

Par Thibaut Lehut, France Bleu Paris Région mercredi 11 mars 2015 à 23:20 Mis à jour le jeudi 12 mars 2015 à 0:07

David Luiz, auteur du premier but parisien.
David Luiz, auteur du premier but parisien. © Reuters

Le Paris Saint-Germain est allé faire match nul (2-2 après prolongation) sur la pelouse de Chelsea, ce mercredi soir. Les Parisiens, réduits à 10, se qualifient donc pour les quarts de finale de la Ligue des Champions au terme d'un match héroïque, contre l'équipe qui les avait éliminés l'an passé.

Il fallait avoir le coeur bien accroché pour tenir jusqu'à la fin de ce huitième de finale retour de Ligue des Champions, ce mercredi soir. Surtout pour les supporters du Paris Saint-Germain. Mais les hommes de Laurent Blanc ont fini par arracher le match nul (2-2) face à Chelsea, et décrocher du même coup leur billet pour les quarts de finale.

Ibra, 30 minutes et puis s'en va

Avant-match, la balance ne penchait pas en faveur du PSG. Notamment en raison des statistiques, qui attribuaient au club de la capitale une seule chance sur trois de passer après son match nul à domicile (1-1). Les clubs français étaient de surcroît rarement sortis d'une confrontation contre José Mourinho la tête haute, avec une seule victoire en 15 matchs. Au terme d'une première demi-heure âpre et très intense sur le plan physique, le sort semble déjà définitivement tourner en faveur des Anglais. A la 31ème minute, Zlatan Ibrahimovic se jette en effet dans les jambes d'Oscar et écope d'un carton rouge, laissant ses coéquipiers en infériorité numérique. Dès lors le match se tend et le ton monte entre les acteurs sur le terrain. Mais Paris tient jusqu'à la mi-temps.A la reprise, c'est Chelsea qui repart à l'attaque, mais la première grosse occasion est pour Paris. A la 58ème minute, Cavani est décalé sur le côté gauche et décoche une frappe qui heurte le poteau de Thibaut Courtois. L'impact physique imposé par Chelsea en première mi-temps retombe au fil de cette deuxième période et Paris parvient à prendre le contrôle du jeu. Peu d'occasions cependant et de nombreux accrochages, sanctionnés par une pluie de cartons jaunes. Contre le cours du jeu, c'est finalement Chelsea qui ouvre le score au terme d'un cafouillage dans la surface parisienne sur corner (81ème). Cahill fusille Sirigu à bout portant.

Le salut vint de derrière

Commence alors la remontée fantastique du PSG, qui à 10 contre 11 monopolise le ballon, varie le jeu et fait parler son adresse technique. Et c'est sur corner également que le défenseur David Luiz, transféré de Chelsea cet été, ramène les Parisiens dans la course (86ème) et offre au PSG la prolongation. Une demi-heure supplémentaire qui pèse très lourd dans les jambes des joueurs de Laurent Blanc, et qui permet à Chelsea de reprendre l'avantage grâce à un penalty sifflé contre Thiago Silva. Le tir est transformé par Eden Hazard, très en vue sur le terrain (96ème). Il faudra attendre la 114ème minute pour que ce même Thiago Silva place un coup de tête rageur sur un ultime corner, scellant ainsi la qualification du PSG pour les quarts de finale (2-2), puisque le club de la capitale aura finalement marqué plus de buts à l'extérieur que son adversaire.Une fois l'euphorie passée, Laurent Blanc aura le loisir de méditer sur l'équipe à aligner, alors que de nombreux joueurs seront suspendus (à commencer par Ibrahimovic) et que Cavani n'a encore pas brillé par son réalisme devant le but ce mercredi soir.****

 

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