Despite a valiant performance, Olympique Lyonnais crashed out of the Europa League quarter-finals in Turin on Thursday as Juventus won 2-1 on the night to seal a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the semi-finals.
Disappointed Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc felt that Chelsea's big-game pedigree made the difference as the French champions bowed out to the Londoners on the away goals rule in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night.
OL boss Rémi Garde will once again have to make do without a host of big names on Thursday as his side make the trip across the Alps in a bid to overturn the 1-0 deficit from their first-leg quarters defeat to Juventus.
Lyon forward Jimmy Briand was disappointed to lose 1-0 to Juventus late in the piece but vowed that his side will do all they can to overcome the deficit and book a place in the semis in the return leg in Turin on Thursday.
Olympique Lyonnais head into the second leg of their quarter-final tie with Juventus in arrears after falling 1-0 to a late Leonardo Bonucci strike despite a robust performance at home to the Italian giants.
Suffering from a hamstring injury picked up in PSG's 3-1 Champions League win over Chelsea, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of action will likely miss the return leg of the quarter-final tie at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday.
Thrilled PSG boss Laurent Blanc said his side still face a tough challenge despite a brilliant second half in their 3-1 win over Chelsea, whose coach José Mourinho said his side have nothing to lose in the return leg in London.
A superb solo goal from Javier Pastore clinched a hard-fought 3-1 win for PSG as they bested Chelsea to take the box seat for the return leg in London next Tuesday. Ezequiel Lavezzi, Eden Hazard and David Luiz (o.g.) also scored.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani admits he has unfinished business with Chelsea ahead of the first leg of the sides' Champions League quarter-final clash at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.