Among the many great sporting events set to take place in London over the coming months is a Champions League Semi-Final tie featuring Chelsea, who sealed their place in the next round with a dramatic victory over Paris Saint Germain at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues went into the tie trailing 3-1 from the first leg in Paris, but managed to record a dramatic win at home that will ensure that they remain in the competition.
The winning goal was scored by striker Demba Ba late in the second half, which led to wild celebrations from the team and manager Jose Mourinho, who sprinted down the touchline to celebrate with his players.
Speaking after the game, the Portuguese manager was bullish about his side’s prospects for the rest of the competition, which Chelsea won in 2012.
“We are in the semi-finals,” said Mourinho. “If the quarter-finals had eight fantastic teams, imagine the four that are going to reach the semi-finals. Anything can happen.
“A big opponent is waiting for us in the semi-final, but I think it doesn’t matter who.”
Mourinho, of course, has a rich history in the competition, having won it on two occasions, firstly with Porto in 2004 and latterly with Inter Milan in 2010.
However, he has failed to record a Champions League triumph with Chelsea – something he is determined to correct in the coming weeks.
In order to achieve that, however, the team may need to overcome a stern challenge from the best of the rest in Europe, which will prove to be no mean feat should they achieve it.
Meanwhile, the Blues are still hoping to make a late charge to regain the Premier League crown, although they face stiff competition from Manchester City and Liverpool.
Head to Stamford Bridge to see the team in action. The ground can be reached using the London Underground from the Montcalm Hotel.