'Comfortable' PSG to sit tight

ESPN staff
April 3, 2014
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Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi says his team are "not worried" about the prospect of a heroic Chelsea comeback in their Champions League quarter final as they prepare to park the bus at Stamford Bridge.

The French side will take a 3-1 lead to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their tie on Tuesday, with one of their players, midfielder Blaise Matuidi, claiming they have a "comfortable cushion".

Jose Mourinho was upset with the performances from his strikers and defenders in Paris and Matuidi says PSG will set out to stifle them in the return to avoid a repeat of the turnaround Chelsea completed against Napoli in the competition two years ago.

Lavezzi said: "The goal at the end was very important. We'll go to London for the return leg with a little more peace of mind.

"I'm not worried about Chelsea pulling off a repeat of their comeback against Napoli because this is a completely different team and we hope to go through."

Chelsea lost 3-1 to Napoli in Italy in the last 16 of the Champions League in 2012 but they pulled off an unlikely comeback in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, going through 5-4 on aggregate after the game went into extra-time.

However, Matuidi is unfazed by the precedent. He said: "Javier Pastore's great strike at the end of the game gave us a huge boost. That's given us an even bigger advantage and a more comfortable cushion in the tie.

"We have an excellent two-goal advantage, but Chelsea are very strong at home and they were also able to get an away goal.

"We'll go to London with the intention of not conceding a goal, but we'll still have to stay faithful to our philosophy of playing. We know we can score at any moment."

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