Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Chelsea: Second-half Cavani goal rescues a draw against lacklustre Chelsea

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani scored a second-half equaliser, as the French club were held to a draw at home to Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League second round clash, reports BBC Sport.

Laurent Blanc’s side will feel they deserved more against Chelsea, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Edinson Cavani all missing gilt-edged opportunities to put the hosts ahead either side of half-time against Chelsea.

Such wastefulness proved costly in the opening 45 minutes too. Matuidi and Ibrahimovic saw their respective headers saved by the impressive Thibaut Courtois, and Chelsea went down the other end and took the lead.

A move including three of their defenders, John Terry, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic saw the Serbian head home in the 36th minute to give Chelsea a surprise lead.

After the break, Paris Saint-Germain started strongly. The French club looked more dangerous, and their pressure eventually led to a deserved equaliser. Edinson Cavani headed home less than 10 minutes into the second-half to set up a rousing last period.

But further missed opportunities meant the Parisians were forced to settle for a draw.

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