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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 September, 2004, 20:35 GMT 21:35 UK
Paris SG 0-3 Chelsea
Didier Drogba celebrates his double strike against PSG
Chelsea carved out a comfortable win over Paris Saint Germain in their opening Champions League Group H match.

A mistake by PSG keeper Lionel Letizi gifted defender John Terry the first goal after 29 minutes when he missed the ball and the skipper headed home.

Didier Drogba made it two when he scored from a rebound before he sealed the win with a second-half free-kick.

PSG striker Pauleta tested Petr Cech as he tried to pull one back, but the Blues' defence would not be broken.

Jose Mourinho, looking for his second straight Champions League trophy, saw his Chelsea side get off to a positive start.

Frank Lampard drifted in a pair of corners but Eidur Gudjohnsen and Tiago's connecting headers were snuffed out by PSG's defence.

It was the French side who conjured the first genuine chance of the match at the Parc des Princes.

Charles-Edouard Corridon surged forward after six minutes, escaping to the 18-yard box unchallenged and tried to chip Chelsea keeper Cech but his effort sailed wide.

Chelsea's attack was dinted when Gudjohnsen went down injured after clashing heads with Jose Pierre-Fanfan.

The Iceland striker received a deep cut above his eye and was replaced by Mateja Kezman in the 10th minute.

With PSG and Mourinho adopting defensive tactics, both sides struggled to break free from a tangled midfield.

William Gallas and Terry restricted the home side to long-range efforts while at the other end Drogba found himself thwarted by PSG keeper Letizi.

It was Letizi's sloppy play that allowed Terry to break the deadlock in the 27th minute.

The PSG stopper drifted too far out for Lampard's in-swinging corner from the right and the Chelsea captain rose behind him to head home.

John Terry rises above PSG to score for Chelsea
Terry delivered another solid display in defence and got on the scoresheet
The goal injected new energy into the match.

Cameroon international Modeste M'Bami saw his drive pushed wide by Cech and the Czech keeper did well to smother Lorik Cana's shot.

Joe Cole was instrumental in creating some fluid, forward play by Chelsea.

And it was rewarded on the stroke of half-time when Drogba drilled home the second for Mourinho's men.

Letizi saved Kezman's effort but only succeeded in pushing the ball into the path of Drogba, who slid the ball into the net.

Chelsea continued to apply the pressure after the restart and Cole was twice denied in the first 10 minutes.

Then Lampard, in search of his sixth European goal for Chelsea, saw his free-kick clear the bar by inches.

Former Monaco player Jerome Rothen had a chance to grab one back for PSG with a curling free-kick in the 52nd minute from just outside the area, but Elber's header looped wide.

Portuguese striker Pauleta also failed to beat the steady Cech as his pair of low strikes were safely dealt with.

Drogba continued the hunt for Chelsea's third at the other end and in the 75th minute the 24m-striker put the Blues 3-0 ahead with the simplest of strikes.

Kezman won a free-kick just outside the area after being brought down by Elder and Drogba's right-footed drive glided over the wall and left Letizi standing.

Chelsea stamped their authority on the match and left PSG with no way back.

While Mourinho's men stretched their unbeaten run this season onto European soil, PSG remain winless in all competitions.


PSG: Letizi, Mendy, Helder, Pierre-Fanfan, Armand, Ogbeche (Pancrate 72), M'Bami, Coridon (Ljuboja 66), Cana, Rothen (Ateba 84), Pauleta. Subs Not Used: Alonzo, Cisse, Ibisevic, Badiane.

Booked: Helder.

Chelsea: Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Gallas, Terry, Bridge, Tiago, Makelele, Cole (Geremi 70), Lampard, Gudjohnsen (Kezman 11), Drogba (Duff 81). Subs Not Used: Pidgeley, Ricardo Carvalho, Mutu, Parker.

Booked: Lampard.

Goals: Terry 29, Drogba 45, 75.

Att: 40,000.

Ref: Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez (Spain).




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