Chelsea’s Didier Drogba is arguably the best African player to ever compete in the Premier League as the 37 year old forward helped Chelsea in winning major titles including: 3 League titles, 4 FA Cups as well as going on to score the winning penalty during the 2012 Champions League that saw Chelsea claiming a triumph over Bayern Munich.
Not everything has been a success for Didier Drogba in Stamford Bridge as the player from Ivory Coast recently celebrated his 37th birthday in an undesirable way as Chelsea lost against PSG and the Premier League club was knocked out of this season’s Champions League.
The 1st leg was played in the home turf of PSG at the Parc des Princes which finished with a 1-1 tie.
Everything had to be decided in the 2nd leg which was played in Stamford Bridge. Chelsea took the lead at the 81st minute with an powerful shot that found it’s way into the net of Salvatore Sirigu.
David Luiz tied the match up 1-1 as the Brazilian defender headed the ball into the net at the 86th minute and forced the match to have to go into extra-time. Didier Drogba entered the pitch after 90 minutes as he replaced Ramires but the Ivorian attacker made no impact in the game as he barely even touched the ball.
Eden Hazard restored the lead to Chelsea through a penalty kick but Thiago Silva was the hero of the match as he scored the winning goal at the 114th minute.
It was an agonizing defeat for Chelsea as they are now knocked out of the Champions League despite having an upper hand in the amount of players that were on the pitch after Zlatan Ibrahimovic received a red card in the first half and PSG was forced to play with 10 men but the French side still managed on claiming the triumph.
It certainly was not the best way that Didier Drogba wanted to spend his birthday as he watched his teammates getting eliminated from the European competition and the Ivorian player was not able to do anything to avoid the defeat.