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Matchday LIVE: Porto stunner not enough vs Chelsea, Neymar unlucky not to score as PSG progress to UCL semis

Join us for coverage of all the goals, incidents and talking points of the quarter-final first-leg ties from London and Paris on Tuesday evening

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See you tomorrow 👀

2021-04-13T22:25:00Z

Chelsea and PSG await their semi-final rivals who play tomorrow evening.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid (1-3 aggregate)

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City (1-2 aggregate) 

KO at 8pm UK time, we'll be here for the pre-match build up as well!

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'It was a pleasure to watch them fight'

2021-04-13T22:20:00Z

Tuchel applauds Chelsea's execution in Porto triumph.

Thomas Tuchel acknowledged that Chelsea's second-leg success against Porto on Tuesday was probably not attractive to most viewers, but he said he nonetheless took pleasure in watching how his side executed his tactical plan.

Read more here by Dan Bernstein

'We are truly a team!'

2021-04-13T22:10:00Z

The Ligue 1 side eliminated the defending champions and avenged their defeat in last season's final. 

PSG star Neymar hailed his side's collective spirit after they eliminated Bayern Munich and advanced to the Champions League semi-final. 

Full story on Goal!

PSG prove they have the steel to match Neymar's silk

2021-04-13T22:05:26Z

Defeat never tasted so good for Paris Saint-Germain.

They might have lost the second leg of their quarter-final with Bayern Munich 1-0, but they emerged victorious on the away goals rule thanks to their blistering counterattacking work in Bavaria six days before.

Read more here on Goal by Robin Bairner.

Can they get the crown?

2021-04-13T22:00:18Z

Sweet revenge for PSG

2021-04-13T21:50:00Z

They weren't 90 minutes to remember from Chelsea

2021-04-13T21:45:40Z

Chelsea's ugly elimination of Porto leaves Tuchel's team beautifully placed for Champions League glory.

Thanks to Tuesday night's dour 0-0 draw with Porto, the Blues have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in seven years courtesy of a 2-0 aggregate win. 

Read more here on Goal by our Chelsea correspondent, Nizaar Kinsella.

Sad ending for Flick at Bayern?

2021-04-13T21:41:23Z

That may have been Hansi Flick's last Champions League game as coach of Bayern Munich. 
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WHAT. A. GOAL.

2021-04-13T21:21:58Z

Hard to beat this Mehdi Taremi goal this Champions League season.

'We defended well and deserved a clean sheet'

2021-04-13T21:15:32Z

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to BT Sport: "We accepted what was needed was a tough, tough fight. Maybe on the television it was not so nice to watch but on the sidelines it was a very intense game, a very fast game.

"It was a tough fight and very hard to play against them to escape the pressure. They attack in a fluid and aggressive way. They change positions all the time. They come from behind, they overlap and you have to adapt to many movements. With every minute we did it better and better after a tough start.

"We defended well and deserved a clean sheet. We had the better chances - not a lot - but the better half chances. We could not finish it off with a goal so we had to hang in there and the guys did that. Overall we deserved to beat Porto. It was a tough 180 minutes."

A compliment? 🐐

2021-04-13T20:59:23Z

Christian Pulisic was fouled 11 times by Porto today. That's the most fouls suffered by any player in a UCL game since Lionel Messi vs Real Madrid in 2011. 

FINAL | Chelsea and PSG are through!

2021-04-13T20:53:24Z

PSG have done it! The French have managed to knock out current Champions League holders in a dramatic 3-3 aggregate win. 

Chelsea lose on the evening, but advance comfortably over Porto on a 2-1 aggregate win. 

Both sides await the winners of Real Madrid vs Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City.

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Porto GOAL

2021-04-13T20:50:25Z

Goal of the season surely!!

Mehdi Taremi with a SUPERB bicycle kick leaving Mendy with no chance to save it. 

Power, poise and perfection.

The Porto subsitute managed the first shot on target of the game and now he gets the only goal of the match.

Porto lead on the evening, but they still need two more goals in two minutes.

PSG hanging on

2021-04-13T20:45:19Z

Bayern are dominating these last moments and PSG are putting their bodies on the line to not give up what would be a BIG win over the current Champions League holders. 

Minutes away from the final whistle!

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Mbappe offside 😱

2021-04-13T20:38:25Z

The Frenchman nearly rips the net from his shot, but it is deemed offside. 

So close.

15 minutes ⏱️

2021-04-13T20:35:20Z

Now or never for Bayern.

The intensity rises in Paris as PSG start to sit back more and defend their lead on away goals. 

We have a shot on target in Spain 🤯

2021-04-13T20:28:12Z

Porto substitute Mehdi Taremi's 65th-minute header 2 minutes after coming on was the first shot on target of Chelsea vs Porto this evening.

Just over 20 minutes left!

2021-04-13T20:24:43Z

Not long now before we find out the first two semi-finalists. 

Bayern still need one more goal to complete their comeback and Porto need three.

Will Neymar be the hero?

2021-04-13T20:20:27Z

CLOSE!

2021-04-13T20:12:11Z

Neymar was INCHES away to tap in an easy goal on an open net after Di Maria dragged Neuer out of his goal. 

PSG reacting well to Bayern's push for a second goal.

Second half KO

2021-04-13T20:04:02Z

Fine margins for PSG vs Bayern Munich, the next 45 minutes should be BIG. 

Porto need three goals this second half.

Let's see what happens!

Fun fact!

2021-04-13T20:00:51Z

Chelsea v Porto is only the second match in this season's UEFA Champions League to see neither side muster a shot on target in the first half, after Dynamo Kyiv v Ferencvaros in December.

 

Big 45 minutes ahead in Paris

2021-04-13T19:54:08Z

Bayern have the lead at the break, but PSG were the better team leading up to that goal. The Germans had failed to register a shot on target until Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting opened the scoring in the 40th minute. 

Looks like there's more goals to come in the second half, but for which side?

Half-time ⏸️

2021-04-13T19:48:15Z

PSG (3) 0-1 (3) Bayern Munich 

The German side need at least one more goal to advance through to the semi-finals over PSG, can they manage? Bayern have been lively on the attack, but PSG have matched Bayern's level with Neymar hitting the woodwork twice. 

Chelsea (2) 0-0 (0) Porto

Eight attempts on goal from both sides, but neither have managed a shot on target this first half. Reminder that Porto need at least a 3-0 scoreline tonight to go through to the next round.

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BAYERN GOAL 🔴

2021-04-13T19:41:39Z

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting reacts quickest to a lose ball in the box and heads home to get Bayern's first.

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Neymar close!

2021-04-13T19:37:56Z

Crossbar and post within two minutes!

Neymar brilliantly dances around Bayern defenders at the top of the box to release a curling shot that's denied by the crossbar.

Just two minutes later, he beats Neuer just to hit the post.

Will PSG break through?

STILL goalless

2021-04-13T19:35:41Z

Leroy Sane with Bayern's best chance so far earlier in the match. A curling effort from the top of the box was just wide of goal.

PSG is testing Manuel Neuer with three shots on target already, forcing the German keeper to come up with big saves.

Still goalless in France and Spain

2021-04-13T19:23:19Z

Bayern have yet to register a shot on target in the opening 20 minutes of the match. Reminder that they need to win by at least a 2-0 scoreline.

Porto have two attempts on goal, but none of target. The Portuguese need at least a 3-0 scoreline to go through directly. 

Can someone score please??

Chelsea boss on Kante 🗣️

2021-04-13T19:14:38Z

Tuchel talking pre-match on playing Kante: "It got taken out of my hands [whether to start Kante], the decision was taken when Kova got an injury. Unfortunately, I'd have loved to have the choice to have N'Golo from the bench to be 100% sure that he could finish the game. It's still possible. He feels very good. It's good to have NG on the pitch, he gives us a lot of confidence, makes everyone feel safe, and has a big impact all the time.

"A quarter-final of the Champions League is the moment for him to be on the field for Chelsea.The same with Andreas Christensen. We did not manage to make him fully fit after his muscle issues from the first leg.

"These are our two concerns, but we have Thiago back in the squad. There are not too many changes because we are on a good run and the team feels confident."

Bayern out looking for that early goal

2021-04-13T19:08:33Z

The Germans are committing players forward looking for that early goal, but Mbappe is waiting to sprint forward on a counter attack.

Will it pay off or is it a recipe for disaster?

We have KO finally!

2021-04-13T19:00:00Z

The Champions League music will always be iconic.

LET'S GO!

Chelsea vs Porto (aggregate 2-0)

PSG vs Bayern Munich (aggregate 3-2)

15 minutes until KO!

2021-04-13T18:45:00Z

Not long now, get comfortable for an exciting 90 minutes of football.

Comebacks? Hat-tricks? Dominance? Worldies?

Anything can happen now. 

How the semi-finals look 👀

2021-04-13T18:41:48Z

PSG or Bayern Munich 

vs 

Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund

 

Chelsea or Porto

vs

Real Madrid or Liverpool

USMNT star Pulisic makes 'not easy' admission at Chelsea

2021-04-13T18:30:58Z

Christian Pulisic admits that the 2020-21 campaign has "not been easy" for him, but the USMNT star is "feeling very good" at present and looking to finish the season with a flourish.

Read more here on Goal by Chris Burton.

Team news | PSG 🔵🔴

2021-04-13T18:15:00Z

PSG: Navas, Dagba, Pereira, Kimpembe, Diallo, Paredes, Gueye, Di Maria, Neymar, Draxler, Mbappe.
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🚨 Team news | Chelsea vs Porto

2021-04-13T18:10:47Z

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic.

Porto: Marchesin, Manafa, Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu, Grujic, Uribe, Otavio, Sergio Oliveira, Tecatito, Marega.

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Injury list 🤕

2021-04-13T18:05:00Z

Chelsea: Christensen (hamstring)

Porto: none

PSG: Bernat (knee), Icardi (thigh), Kurzawa (calf), Marquinhos (adductor)

Bayern: Lewandowski (knee), Costa (foot), Gnabry (illness), Sule (thigh), Tolisso (thigh)

 

KO in one hour!

2021-04-13T18:00:02Z

It's almost time. 

Start getting comfortable, it's looking like it's going to be a thrilling 90 minutes of football.

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No fouls ❌

2021-04-13T17:50:00Z

Ten players are a booking away from missing the first leg of the semi-finals: 

Chelsea: Kovacic, Ziyech

Porto: Mbemba

PSG: Gueye, Kurzawa, Neymar, Verratti

Bayern: Boateng, Hernández, Kimmich

What a day for some Champions League 🇪🇸 ☀️

2021-04-13T17:40:00Z

Wondering why Lewandowski isn't playing against PSG?

2021-04-13T17:30:00Z

Robert Lewandowski has continued to reach stellar scoring heights with Bayern, already reaching a combined 40 goals in both the Bundesliga and Champions League.

Read about why he's not playing vs PSG here on Goal.

Pochettino picks out Mbappe as easiest player to manage

2021-04-13T17:10:00Z

Mauricio Pochettino has worked with some top talent down the years, including Harry Kane and Neymar, but the Paris Saint-Germain boss considers Kylian Mbappe to be his easiest player to manage.

Read more here on Goal by Chris Burton.

Mount's goal in the first leg was 🔥

2021-04-13T16:55:00Z

Mason Mount is looking to become only the second Englishman to score in both legs of a Champions League knockout stage tie for Chelsea after Frank Lampard, who did so against Bayern Munich in 2004-05 at the quarter-final stage.

Can Chelsea hold on?

2021-04-13T16:50:24Z

Chelsea have won each of their last two matches in European competition that were held in Spain, but they have never won three consecutive European matches held in Spain. 

Reminder that the match is being held in Sevila due to travel restrictions.

The Blues are unbeaten in the UEFA Champions League this season (P9 W7 D2 L0), and could become the first English to go unbeaten across their first 10 games in a season in the competition since Liverpool in 2017-18. 

Whereas Porto have won only one of their 20 UEFA Champions League knockout stage matches as the away side. 

The odds look in Chelsea's favour, but there's plenty that can happen in 90 minutes. 

Bayern comeback?

2021-04-13T16:45:00Z

PSG became the first team to beat Bayern Munich under Hansi Flick in 17 games in the
UEFA Champions League after their 3-2 win in Germany. That was the first time Bayern lost the first leg of a Champions League tie since 2014/15.

The German side have been eliminated in each of the last four instances when losing the first leg, can they break their record today even without Robert Lewandowski? 

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The chaaaaaaampions 🎶

2021-04-13T16:40:08Z

Welcome back to another matchday live on Goal!

We've got the first two quarter-final second leg ties today:

🇫🇷  PSG vs Bayern Munich 🇩🇪  (aggregate: 3-2)

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿  Chelsea vs Porto 🇵🇹  (aggregate: 2-0)

KO at 8 pm UK time.