Paris Saint-Germain exploited 'tired' Chelsea, admits Hazard

The Belgian scored an away goal and the Blues were just one down heading into stoppage time until Javier Pastore's excellent solo effort in stoppage time at Parc des Princes
Chelsea star Eden Hazard says that his side were struggling with fatigue when Paris Saint-Germain scored a crucial third goal in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday night.

The Belgian scored an equaliser from the penalty spot after Ezequiel Lavezzi had put the hosts in front, as the Blues pressed PSG into surrendering possession during a frantic first half.

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But the French champions went back in front when David Luiz put the ball into his own net and, in stoppage time, Javier Pastore was allowed to dribble through a "tired" Chelsea defence and beat Petr Cech at his near post.

"We had the game in our hands in the first half," Hazard told BeIn Sport. "We came back good and we managed the game.

"But the second half was complicated. We were a bit tired and it felt that way towards the end. Now there's a return leg and we will do everything to push [PSG]."

Hazard was left ruing fine margins after his volley struck the woodwork with the game level at 1-1 in the first half.

He added: "If my shot went to the back of the net instead of the post, the game would have been different. We could have done better by playing better on the counter. 3-1 is complicated but we will fight to [progress]".