DOHA, QATAR – DECEMBER 28: Kevin Trapp of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during a practice session ahead of a friendly match against Inter Milan pictured on December 28, 2015 at the Aspire Zone in Doha, Qatar. The match will take place at the air-conditioned Al Sadd Stadium on Wednesday 30 December. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Video: Kevin Trapp makes sensational save to deny Diego Costa

Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain kicked off the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League in a match with no shortage of storylines. The two sides had previously met in the 2014 quarterfinals as well as the round of 16 last year with each team winning one.

With Chelsea entering the match with major injuries on defense, as well as holding midfielder Nemanja Matic missing via suspension it was always going to be a tough task for Chelsea to contain PSG’s high octane attack that features Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Angel di Maria.

The match started out as everyone expected, with PSG controlling all the possession and attacking often. Chelsea would get a chance eventually when Diego Costa got his head on the end of a Baba Rahman cross, but PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was there to brilliantly deny Chelsea of a vital away goal.


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