Chelsea needed over-time to beat Paris Saint-Germain, in what was a small piece of consolation after last season’s Champions League exit at the hands of the French side.
The Blues, pointless after the drubbing to New York Red Bulls, assured victory with Courtois’ penalty kick, the 14th of the shoot-out. This followed his save just seconds earlier from a Silva penalty kick, after Cuadrado and Bahebeck missed one for each side earlier in the shoot-out.
Penalties were called on after both sides failed to be separated after the normal 90 minutes. Ibrahimovic was in the right place at the right time to tap in after an initial Paris Saint-Germain shot had hit the post, with Begovic well beaten to concede his fifth goal in just his first two Chelsea games.
Victor Moses, another new face if only a returnee, replied in stylish fashion, latching onto Fabregas’ excellently lobbed to guide the ball home.
Post written by Martin Li. Martin has had four years’ blogging experience, writing for the likes of Bleacher Report and SWOL. He runs his own Chelsea blog — The Chelsea Chronicle — which has match reaction and analysis from every Chelsea match. You can follow him on Twitter.