A 1-1 draw in the Parc de Princes leaves the tie nicely poised ahead of the return leg at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho's side - who had a bit of trouble getting into the ground properly with their team bus - had Thibaut Courtois to thank for a string of fine saves so they can take that away goal advantage back to Stamford Bridge in three weeks' time.
It leaves the Premier League leaders in a healthier position than when they met at the quarter-final stage of last season's competition with the Ligue 1 champions leading 3-1, but that didn't prove to be enough as Chelsea won the return leg 2-0, progressing on away goals.
Some of the great and the good of both football and France were in attendance last night for one of the more eye-catching ties of the second round of this season's competition.
Here's a selection of some of the best images: