LONDON (AFP) - Thiago Silva scored a sensational extra-time header as 10-man Paris Saint-Germain knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League after an electrifying 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
PSG had talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off in the first half and fell behind to a Gary Cahill goal with nine minutes remaining, only for Chelsea old boy David Luiz to take the tie to extra time with an emphatic 86th-minute header.
Silva appeared to have gifted Chelsea a place in the last eight after conceding a penalty for handball that Eden Hazard converted, but the PSG captain scored with six minutes of the game remaining to send Laurent Blanc's side through on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw.
"If you analyse both matches, being fair, PSG's qualification is deserved," Blanc said. "We tried to play more football than Chelsea and we created more dangerous chances. It was a fantastic performance by the whole squad."
The irony of the scoreline will not have been lost on PSG, who were eliminated by Chelsea on away goals in last season's quarter-finals after another 3-3 draw, but their breakthrough victory was richly deserved after a mature and resolute display on a tense and fractious night.
The French champions' dreams of an unprecedented quadruple remain intact, while Jose Mourinho will have to wait at least another season for an opportunity to win the Champions League with his beloved Chelsea.
"Our performance was not good enough," the Chelsea manager told Sky Sports. "The opponent was stronger than us. They coped better with the pressure of the games. Because they had 10 men, we felt more the pressure of winning and they had nothing to lose."
It was a game almost totally devoid of incident until a moment of controversy in the 32nd minute that thrust referee Bjorn Kuipers beneath the spotlight beams.
After a PSG move broke down, Ibrahimovic showed a shade too much eagerness to regain possession by sliding in on Oscar, but although he caught the Brazilian on the ankle, both players were equally committed to the challenge and the red card that followed felt excessive.
PSG were, understandably, rattled, with Thiago Motta booked for dissent, and Chelsea threatened to capitalise, with Diego Costa denied a penalty after clearly being caught on the lower leg by Edinson Cavani.
Luiz received a yellow card for trying to claim he had been headbutted by the Chelsea striker. Moments later Verratti, too, saw yellow, for fouling Hazard, ruling him out of the first leg of the quarter-final.
But it was PSG captain Silva who had the final say with a goal that settled a breathless and dizzying contest.
"The goal at the end was incredible," Silva told beIN Sports. "For me, for this team, for the club."
Bayern also advanced in style in Munich.
Despite playing out a drab goalless draw in the first leg in Ukraine, Bayern made no such mistake against a Shakhtar side reduced to 10 men in just the third minute after Olexander Kucher brought down Mario Goetze. Thomas Mueller scored from the resulting penalty, Jerome Boateng also getting on the scoresheet before half-time. The floodgates opened in the second-half, Franck Ribery, Mueller, Holger Badstuber, Robert Lewandowski and Goetze all scoring.