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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - Ro16: Ten-man PSG force Chelsea exit as Bayern Munich hammer Shakhtar

Paris Saint-Germain pulled off an inspired 2-2 draw to eliminate Chelsea from the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Laurent Blanc's ten-man PSG scored twice at Stamford Bridge in the Round of 16 second leg, both goals coming after conceding to the Blues, to progress to the quarter-finals.

The French champions were disadvantaged just after the half-hour mark when star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was questionably sent off for a tackle on Oscar.

PSG were nipping at the heels of the west Londoners despite their lack of personnel and had a few chances to score before Gary Cahill fired home from close range when the visiting defence were unable to clear properly.

That sparked the Parisians into action with former Blues star David Luiz powering a header home five minutes later to send the contest to extra-time.

A little over five minutes into the added 30 minutes, Chelsea again edged ahead when Thiago Silva handled the ball in the area, allowing Eden Hazard to calmly slot home from the penalty spot.

But it was the PSG skipper who redeemed himself with six minutes remaining, looping home a lovely header to send his side through on a massive night for French football.

In Germany, Bayern Munich secured their spot in the final eight with a crushing 7-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

Oleksandr Kucher was sent off in the third minute for Shakhtar - the fastest red card in Champions League history - before Thomas Muller opened the scoring with a calm finish from the resulting penalty.

Bayern went into the break two goals ahead after Jerome Boateng added a second in the 34th minute but the floodgates then opened for the Bundesliga champions.

Second-half goals from Franck Ribery, Muller, Holger Badstuber, Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze did the damage as Pep Guardiola's side waltzed into the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition.

2014/15 UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 second leg

Chelsea (ENG): 2 (Gary Cahill 81', Eden Hazard (p) 96') Paris Saint-Germain (FRA): 2 (David Luiz 86', Thiago Silva 114', red card: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 31')

*PSG wins on away goals after 3-3 aggregate

Stamford Bridge, London, England

Bayern Munich (GER): 7 (Thomas Muller (p) 4'/51', Jerome Boateng 34', Franck Ribery 49', Holger Badstuber 63', Robert Lewandowski 75', Mario Gotze 87') Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR): 0

*Bayern wins 7-0 on aggregate

Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

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