Motta: They Remain Favourites
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta believes Chelsea should still be considered favourites to progress into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, despite a 3-1 loss to the French Side.
The Ligue One outfit take a 3-1 aggregate lead into next week's second leg clash at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Pastore and a David Luiz own goal, but Motta insists the result is far from over.
"This is a good result, but it is still nothing done, there is another 90 minutes," Motta told L'Equipe.
"They remain the favourites, they have such an experience in European Cups, such players and they will be even better on hostile terrain next week.
"The last 30 minutes of the first period in Paris, they were huge. There were so many key things that happened in the game - the penalty that wasn't given to Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury - but we showed we knew how to react and recover."