After withstanding waves of second-half attacks, Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta seemed pleased to leave the Parc de Princes with a 1-1 draw in the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.
Defender Branislav Ivanovic headed Jose Mourinho's side in front after 36 minutes following Gary Cahill's neat flick from a John Terry cross, before Edinson Cavani popped up nine minutes after the restart to level the match.
The Ligue 1 outfit proceeded to dominate the rest of the second-half, with Thibaut Courtois forced to make several huge saves, but their failure to capitalise on their chances ensured Chelsea go into next month’s second-leg at Stamford Bridge with a slight advantage thanks to the precious away goal.
Azpilicueta himself had somewhat of a difficult night in dealing with Gregory van der Wiel’s marauding runs down the left flank, but the Spaniard did make one fantastic goal-line block to keep out a Zlatan Ibrahimovic effort on the hour.
With the return leg set for March 11, the Blues will be hoping that their French opponents are not inspired to exact revenge for last season’s heartache, having seen Mourinho’s side overturn a 3-1 deficit to knock them out at the quarter-final stage of the competition.