Well, that was a strange game. PSG came roaring out of the traps, went a goal up after three minutes and then retreated into their shells for much of the first half, allowing Chelsea to equalise. With the English side dominant and PSG looking in all sorts of bother, Chelsea looked like they might wrap up the tie this evening. Far from it - PSG regained their lead courtesy of a poorly defended Lavezzi free-kick shortly after the hour and then doubled it at the death when Pastore took advantage of some hideously bad Chelsea defending to score a fine individual goal. That's all from me for tonight - thanks for your time and your emails.
Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeeeeeeeep! Jose Mourinho stroms off down the tunnel in disgust before referee Milorad Mazic blows the final whistle. That's a real kick in the goolies for Chelsea, who'd have been happy enough with a 2-1 defeat, but now have it all to do back at Stamford Bridge next week. The defending for the third goal was criminal - Pastore picked up the ball on the byline, jinked around Lampard and Azpilicueta, who were clearly afraid to tackle him for fear of conceding a penalty. He then rifled the ball between Cech and his near post - a state of affairs that any goalkeeper worth his salt will be annoyed by.
GOAL! PSG 3-1 CHELSEA (Pastore 90+4) Wow! Pastore the substitute scores a late goal to give PSG a potentially tie-settling two-goal lead. He rifles the ball past Cech at the near post after waltzing past Azpilicueta and Lampard. That was shocking defending from Chelsea.
90 min: Oof! That was close. Maura's delivery is splendid, Motta rises like a salmon and ... completely misses the ball from six yards out. That was a great chance to score with an unstoppable bullet-header.
89 min: With the clock ticking towards the end of normal time, Petr Cech takes a kick-out. Moments later, he's forced to hack the ball up the field as PSG launch a late assault. It's returned with interest and Ivanovic concedes a corner under pressure from Moura.
87 min: Cahill does well to hack a bouncing through-ball clear under extreme pressure from Cavani, who has been decidedly unimpressive tonight.
85 min: There are handbags between David Luiz and Edinson Cavani down near the technical area, prompting PSG manager Laurent Blanc to act as peace-maker. Both players get booked for their troubles.
83 min: Edinson Cavani sends a curling shot from the edge of the penalty area wide of the right upright. PSG substitution: Lavezzi off after an outstanding 80 minutes. Javier Pastore on.
82 min: Luiz plays the ball short to Frank Lampard, who tries and fails to pick out Fernando Torres in the penalty area. If that was a training ground move, they clearly didn't spend very long on it out in Cobham.
81 min: Thiago Motta gets booked for a foul on Willian. Chelsea have a free-kick about 40 yards out from the PSG goal and David Luiz is standing over it.
79 min: Chelsea have four men forward, one of them Fernando Torres with the ball at his feet as his team attack on the break. With three PSG players surrounding him, the Spaniard is unable to pick out a team-mate and loses possession. Ramires could have helped him out there if he'd made a run on his team-mate's outside, rather than inside.
78 min: PSG go on the attack again, with Lavezzi playing the ball to Cavani in the centre. His touch is poor and the ball rolls past him towards Jallet. The full-back tees up Cavani, but his shot is blocked.
75 min: PSG substitution: Verratti off with an ankle injury, Yohan Cabaye on.
73 min: Superb play for Moura, who picks out Cavani in the penalty area after completing a mazy cross-field run, leaving a trail of Chelsea players in his wake. Cavani gets the ball caught under his feet and doesn't even get a shot off from a promising position.
72 min: Chelsea substitution: Oscar off after a quiet second half. Frank Lampard on for his 100th Champions League appearance.
71 min: With PSG on the break again, Jallet tries to pick out Cavani at the far post with a cross from the right. His delivery travels behind the striker, which is no use to man or beast.
69 min: Lucas Moura immediately impresses, giving Azpilicueta plenty to think about with his remarkable speed. He attempts to back-heel the ball across the outer reaches of Chelsea penalty area into the path of Cavani, but PSG's attempts to "Arsenal" the ball into the net are over-elaborate and the move breaks down.
68 min: PSG substitution: Zlatan off, Lucas Moura on.
67 min: There's a break in play as Zlatan receives treatment for what looks like a hamstring injury.
65 min: On a counter-attack, Chelsea have a two-on-one as Eden Hazard breaks with the ball at his feet and Fernando Torres inside him to the right. IOnstead of going it alone and shooting as he probably should have done, the Belgian tries to pick out Torres with a poor pass and a promising move breaks down.
64 min: Substitution I forgot to mention earlier: Torres on, Schurrle off.
61 min: Jose Mourinho is left wagging his finger on the touchline as Paris Saint-Germain retake the lead. Matudi was needlessly fouled by David Luiz down by the corner flag on the left. Lavezzi's delivery was vicious and amid the scrum of bodies crowded around Petr Cech, the ball broke in the direction of David Luiz, clanked off his shin and rolled past the goalkeeper from about two yards out.
GOAL! PSG 2-1 Chelsea (Luiz 61og) What. A. Mess.
59 min: Edinson Cavani sends a cross from right to left across the Chelsea penalty area, in the general direction of left-back Maxwell. Willian is back in defence to clear.
58 min: The ball's played to Zlatan at the edge of the Chelsea penalty area, but
he miscontrols it hits an invisible mid-air divot before reaching his chest and bounces in Chelsea's favour.
55 min: Eden Hazard goes haring up the left touchline with the ball at his feet, only to have it stolen from his toe by Veratti.
53 min: David Luiz concedes a foul in the centre-circle, gifting possession to Chelsea. Zlatan ambles forward with the ball at his feet, before sending it into space down by the corner flag for Lavezzi to chase. The Argentinian does exactly that, but once again
Zlatan's pass is overcooked the ball refuses to comply with Zlatan's command and rolls out of play.
52 min: Blaise Matudi sends in a perfect cross from the left. Lavezzi gets between John Terry and Gary Cahill and sends a meaty header this much over the cross-bar. He should have scored.
50 min: Fernando Torres watch: Fernando Torres is warming up on the touchline.
49 min: From the edge of the final third, Zlatan attempts to scoop the ball over the Chelsea back four for Lavezzi to sprint on to. The insubordinate ball does not obey Zlatan's command and goes straight though to Petr Cech.
48 min: Ramires fouls Veratti and is lucky not to pick up a second yellow. He's been trying the referee's patience with a series of niggly fouls since picking up that first yellow.
47 min: Schurrle begins the second half, loitering between the two PSG centre-backs, Alex and Silva. They were resolutely untroubled by the German throughout the first half.
Second half: Chelsea get the second half started, courtesy of Andre Schurrle and Eden Hazard. There are no changes in either line-up. It'll be interesting to see if PSG can renew the vigour with which they began the match. They were decidedly poor for the final 20 minutes of the first half.
Chelsea fans have been busy "on the rampage" in Paris. You can read more about it in this story from our woman in the French capital, Kim Willsher.
Who says football romance is dead?
Barney Ronay appears to be in Paris, watching Zlatan.
An email from Justin Kavanagh: "London smog-bound, the Tories in power, hoolies smashing up Paris and English teams choking the life out of continental fancy dan football teams," he observes. "Have we woken up in the 1980s again?"
45 min: The referee blows for half-time and then walks off the pitch with Edinson Cavani moaning in one ear and Thiago Silva moaning in the other.
42 min: There's a huge shout for a penalty as Edinson Cavani goes to ground under pressure from Gary Cahill as he attempts to connect with a header across the face of goal from Zlatan. The referee waves play on and replays show it looks like he made the correct decision. Cavani doesn't think so, however - he's furious. It looked like he slipped to me, adding theatrics when he realised he was going to ground. Cahill may have given him a little push in the back, but I couldn't tell from the replay.
41 min: Having put Chelsea under the cosh for the opening 15 minutes, PSG have retreated into their shells and are now very much on the back foot. Their earlier intensity has evaporated and they look there for the taking.
39 min: Willian crosses from the right and from an area to the left of the six yard box, Hazard hits the foot of the far post with a low diagonal volley from left to right. That's a splendid effort from a tight angle.
36 min: Jallet is lucky to escape a booking after being penalised for similar challenges to the ones that earned Ramires and Alex yellow cards. The camera cuts to Andre Schurrle on the left wing, out of position again. Moments later, Hazard picks up the ball out on the left and looks to pick out Schurrle in the centre-forward position. He's not there.
34 min: With Matuidi loitering behind him preparing to get on the end of a Maxwell cross from the left, Ivanovic performs acrobatics to put the ball out for a corner, from which PSG win another one. Not for the first time this evening, Cech has a bit of a dither, comes to punch the inswinger and misses. Chelsea clear anyway, only to concede a free-kick out near the corner flag. Nothing comes of it.
32 min: Willian gets booked for a tug on the shoulder of Veratti.
31 min: Lavezzi spins and shoots after a miskick from Edinson Cavani. His low drive from inside the penalty area doesn't trouble Petr Cech unduly.
30 min: Here's a gallery of pictures from tonight's match at Parc des Princes, which you can peruse at your leisure.
28 min: That was a very silly challenge on Oscar from Thiago Silva. It occurred on the extreme right-hand side of the penalty area, with after the Brazilian lunged in on his compatriot after the Chelsea midfielder appeared to overplay the ball with a heavy touch. There was no question it was a foul and the decision to award the penalty was 100% correct.
GOAL! PSG 1-1 Chelsea (Hazard 26pen) Eden Hazard steps up and makes no mistake. He waits for Sirigu to dive left, before slotting the ball low and hard into the other corner.
PENALTY! Chelsea win a penalty when Oscar is upended by Thiago Silva. That was a ridiculous challenge - there was no need for it at all.
23 min: Chelsea win a throw-in deep in PSG territory but PSG win possession and ZLatan sends a wonderful pass into the Chelsea half for Lavezzi to chase. He out-sprints Gary Cahill in the ensuing foot race down the inside left channel, before shooting low and hard into the side-netting.
21 min: PSG have nine outfield players camped on the edge of their own penalty area in two narrow banks of five and four as Chelsea continue to press and probe in an attempt to find a way through. It's absorbing and intriguing, but not particularly entertaining.
19 min: Alex gets booked for an agricultural challenge on Ramires, who was attempting to gallop past him on the counter-attack.
18 min: David Luiz tries his luck from distance with a low left-fotted drive from just outside the PSG penalty area. It's on target, but a fairly feeble effort. Salvatore Sirigu saves comfortably.
16 min: PSG win a corner, but nothing comes of it. Chelsea clear eventually and the ball comes to Eden Hazard, who is immediately clattered by Jallet.
15 min: Paris Saint-Germain definitely having the best of things so far, but Chelsea aren't doing too badly. Jose Mourinho has already had words with Andre Schurrle for retreating back into midfield in search of the ball. He wants him to stay forward.
12 min: Ramires gets booked for a foul on Lavezzi. He took one for the team there, as the Argentinian was going off on a counter-attack and had the Brazilian beaten for toe. Ramires will miss the second leg through suspension - that's a huge loss for Chelsea, considering Nemanja Matic will also be unavailable.
11 min: A corner which fails to clear the first man.
10 min: Chelsea win a free-kick out near the corner flag. Schurrle sends the ball deep towards the far post, where the ball goes out off either Alex or Gary Cahill. Cahill claims and gets a corner for Chelsea.
9 min: Another attack from Chelsea and Andre Schurrle attempts to pull the ball back to Eden Hazard from the byline. His diagonal cross is intercepted by Jallet and cleared.
8 min: Chelsea probe around the fringes of the PSG penalty area to little affect. Christophe Jallet wins possession from Willian and sends Paris Saint-Germain on a counter-attack from which nothing comes.
6 min: That was a wonderful strike from Lavezzi, on the half volley. Blaise Matuidi crossed the ball from the left, John Terry's header clear wasn't particularly meaty. Lavezzi chested down the ball, which bounced a little behind him, but he didn't let that put him off. His technique to dig it out and into the top corner in one movement was quite simply remarkable.
GOAL! PSG 1-0 Chelsea (Lavezzi 3) Ezequiel Lavezzi puts the home side ahead, chesting down a John Terry headed clearance, cocks his leg like a dog taking a wee against a lamp post and displays perfect technique to larrup the bouncing ball past Petr Cech and into the top left-hand corner from approximately 20 yards.
3 min: Zlatan robs David Luiz of possession in midfield, surges forward and picks out Cavani ...
2 min: It seems that Kevin Schurrle is playing in the lone frontman role for Chelsea. A ringing an endorsement for Jose Mourinho's complete lack of faith in Fernando Torres as you're likely to see.
1 min: We're off. Paris Saint-Germain kick offand immediately go on the attack. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi combine down the inside left channel and PSG notch up the first wide of the game.
Not long now ...
Assorted players from both sides are hugging each other in the tunnel as they prepare to take to the field. Chelsea's players are wearing white shirts, shorts and socks, while their hosts wear navy shirts with a white and red panel on the front, navy shorts and navy socks.
An email from Jason Brimmelll
"So has there been a time when a team hasn't feilded out and out strikers before tonight?" he asks. Off the top of my head: Scotland started the trend in defeat to the Czech Republic during the Euro 2012 qualifiers under Craig Levein's disastrous regime. That obviously went well, so Spain copied his tactics in the last European Championships and as I mentioned earlier, Chelsea have done it once before this season, against Manchester United.
More on that trouble in Paris ...
Unconfirmed reports suggest that several hundred Chelsea fans have gone on something of a rampage in Paris city centre, with the worst of the violence taking place on Rue St Denis, where assorted Englishmen could be seen throwing bottles, making facist salutes, chanting "Seig Heil", racially abusing PSG fans and smashing up furniture outside assorted pubs and restaurants.
This from top top top top pundit Jamie Redknapp
The Sky Sports analyst says that Jose Mourinho's decision not to pick a striker and play Andre Schurrle through the middle is the sign of a team "that is set up not to get beaten today". He says Chelsea have the pace to hit PSG on the counter and will want Schurrle to run in beyond their back four. "He's take a real chance today," says Jamie of Mourinho. "In the Champions League Torres has come to life; it's where he's been at his best." Worryingly, the last time Mourinho used Schurrle in this role was in Chelsea's bore draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League earlier this season. That match remains seared on my memory as one of the most boring I've ever seen. Here's hoping tonight's is a bit more entertaining.
Jose Mourinho has done an interview with Sky Sports
The gist of it: He knows what he's going to get from Andre Schurrle which is why he's picked him. He doesn't know what he's going to get from his strikers, which is why he hasn't picked them.
Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea line-ups
PSG: Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Verratti,
Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi.
Subs: Douchez, Cabaye, Marquinhos, Digne, Rabiot, Pastore,
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires,
Luiz, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Schurrle.
Subs: Schwarzer, Lampard, Torres, Mikel, Ba, Ake, Kalas.
Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)
More interesting news coming from Paris
It seems it's all kicking off on Rue St Denis between Chelsea and PSG fans. That's not good.
Interesting news coming from Parc des Princes ...
It seems that Jose Mourinho is so fed up with his non-scoring strikers that he's decided not to pick any of them. Word has it he'll be playing five in midfield: Ramires, David Luiz, Willian, Oscar, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle, presumably with Schurrle or Hazard on goal-getting duties. I'll bring you the line-ups very shortly.
Two comically monstrous egos collide in Paris tonight as José Mourinho's Chelsea take on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Paris Saint-Germain (manager: Laurent Blanc) in the Champions League quarter-final. Mourinho has famously won this tournament on two occasions with different teams, while Zlatan famously hasn't won it at all. It's a situation the Swede is hoping to rectify with Paris Saint-Germain, with whom the 32-year-old is enjoying his best ever season, having scored 39 times already. Ten of his goals have come in this competition.
Chelsea go into tonight's match without the excellent Nemanja Matic, who is cup-tied having turned out for Benfica in the Champions League already this season. He will be sorely missed in Chelsea's midfield, where the already onerous task of retrieving the ball from Marco Verratti, Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta will be even more difficult in the Serbian's absence. Chelsea are a lot more difficult to beat when Matic is in their team – statistics show that on average they concede 0.63 goals per game when he is in their line-up, compared to 0.90 when he is not. Samuel Eto'o will also be missing from the Chelsea squad, having stayed at home to nurse an injured hamstring. Ashley Cole is also out with a knee injury. Thiago Silva appears to be PSG's only injury concern, having suffered a broken cheekbone against FC Lorient last week. The Brazilian defender is expected to play through the pain barrier in a bespoke protective Phantom of the Opera and Zorro mask.