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Mourinho: Beating PSG 'Almost Impossible'
Associated Press, April 7th, 2014 3:32PM

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According to French sports daily L’Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain has a 76 percent chance of reaching the UEFA Champions League Semifinals thanks to its 3-1 lead over Chelsea after the first-leg of their quarterfinal series. However, as the AP points out, history could be on the Blues’ side for the return-leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, as Chelsea defeated Napoli in the UCL Round of 16 in 2012 after carrying a 3-1 deficit into the second-leg. That same year, the West London club went on to win the competition.

"I've played in these big Champions League nights at Stamford Bridge before and we have got a big home performance in us'" Chelsea defender Gary Cahill said, recalling the Blues triumph over Napoli two years ago. "We have the character for that sort of performance."

However, Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho preferred to keep playing mind games, telling his post-match press conference following the Blues’ easy 3-0 win at home to Stoke City on Saturday that overturning the first-leg deficit against PSG would prove to be an “almost impossible” task.

The Portuguese later revealed that he could recall striker Samuel Eto’o to the starting lineup if the Cameroonian, who injured his hamstring during the Blues’ 6-0 thrashing of Arsenal on March 22, proves to be fit. “If you think he's going to be out after 10 minutes of the game you can't take that risk,” Mourinho said. “But if there is a minimum of conditions of risk, then, yes, I will pick him."

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