Paris Saint-Germain squeezed past Valencia 3-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw at Parc des Princes on Wednesday night, and they made hard work of it.
After falling behind to a screamer from Brazilian attacker Jonas, the introduction of Kevin Gameiro was the catalyst that PSG needed to drag themselves into the quarter finals of the Champions League. But it was barely more than that.
The hosts created little going forward and faced a stern Valencia side who were determined to make up for the disappointing showing a fortnight ago at the Mestalla. However, they couldn’t muster a second goal and it is the French side who progress.
It was deserved over the two legs by Carlo Ancelotti’s side but both sides’ cagey opening to the match didn’t help produce the same sort of spectacle as the last meeting.