Paris St Germain 1-1 Chelsea
Chelsea came to the Parc des Princes last year with a plan that went badly wrong at the end. Tonight there were no such mistakes.
Yes, Blues lost a 1-0 lead, scored by Branislav Ivanovic, but the away goal and the draw will leave Jose Mournho by far the happier of the two bosses.
After last year's 3-1 deficit here, two of those goals against coming at the last, Chelsea might have known better than to try to park the bus.
And before the match was even begun, their coach driver managed to come a-cropper doing just that, pranging the club wheels into the side of the Parc des Princes.
Thibaut Courtois was recalled to Jose Mourinho's side, and Gary Cahill stepped back in after a short run on the bench.
The home side had their first chances after 10 minutes as Blaise Matuidi forced a good save from Courtois, and the follow-up from Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to trouble the keeper.
That was the best chance of an opening half hour in which Chelsea had not a single convincing effort, clearly being the happier with the away from home shut-out. But that was all to change.
Against the run of play, Chelsea moved forward in 36 minutes with a cross coming from John Terry on the left, a remarkable back-heeled flick from Cahill followed, with former team-mate David Luiz missing Branislav Ivanovic's inward rush to head it home.
After the break, PSG looked desperate to claw back the deficit and it didn't take too long.
Nine minutes into the second half, Cahill again found himself in the middle of the action as Matuidi's cross flying past him, as he dropped off Edinson Cavani – whose header beat Courtois.
But Laurent Blanc's side's efforts to take the lead, though they came with some force, were ultimately in vain, not least to an injury time save for Courtois off the head of Ibrahimovic.
Job half-done. Now to complete the task at Stamford Bridge.