Chelsea 3/1 to reach semi-finals

  • Last Updated: April 2 2014, 22:24 BST

Chelsea are now as big as 22/1 to win the Champions League and 3/1 to reach the semi-finals after losing 3-1 at Paris St Germain in the first leg of their quarter--final clash.

Javier Pastore scored a late goal for PSG
Javier Pastore scored a late goal for PSG

Ezequiel Lavezzi opened the scoring for Laurent Blanc's hosts on four minutes with a sweetly-struck half-volley, but Eden Hazard kept his cool from the penalty spot on 27 to draw Jose Mourinho's men level.

Hazard hit the upright in a lively first half for the Belgian playmaker - but the Parisians gained a first-leg lead to take to London next Tuesday when David Luiz turned a free-kick from Lavezzi into his own net just after the hour mark.

The visitors tried to ensure PSG only had a one-goal advantage as they defended deep in the closing stages - but a magical run from Javier Pastore in stoppage-time saw him jink past three Chelsea defenders before steering a low drive past Petr Cech at his near post to make it 3-1 on the night.

Chelsea are a best of 22/1 with Coral to lift the trophy they won in 2012 while BetVictor offer 3/1 about them to qualify for the semi-finals.

PSG, 9/1 with Boylesports and BetVictor for outright glory, are a general 1/4 to get through to the last four.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid look home and dry in their quarter-final with Borussia Dortmund after winning the first leg 3-0 at the Bernabeu.

Carlo Ancelotti's men are as short as 1/100 to progress to the next round and second favourites behind Bayern Munich at a best of 5/2 with BetVictor to become European champions.

Bayern head the market at a general 13/8 while Barcelona (6/1), Atletico Madrid (14/1) and Manchester United (33/1) are the other sides seeking glory.

  • Posted at 2225 BST on 02/04/2014