Baba Rahman impresses in Chelsea’s Champions League defeat to PSG

Ghana defender Abdul had a decent game as his Chelsea team suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.
 
Rahman who was handed a role at left-back lasted the entire 90 minutes of the game.

The former Augsburg defender was close in assisting Chelsea’s opener in the 18th minute after sending in a cross to Spanish attacker Diego Costa only for the latter’s header to be tipped away by the PSG goalkeeper.

The Ghanaian international played a nice one-two with Willian before sending in a cross from the left hand side which almost got Chelsea the lead.

The 22-year-old maintained his composure at the back by keeping away PSG danger man Angel Di Maria in most part of the game.

His excellent surging run in the 79th minute saw him being fouled by Lucas Mora who had no option than to bring the defender down after the Ghanaian found his way past his opponent.

Baba received a pass from Willian before outwitting Mora only for the Brazilian to pull him down on the edge of the penalty box.

His performance was however not enough to help his side avoid defeat at the Parc de Princes in Paris.

Nigerian international Mikel Obi cancelled out Ibrahimovic’s strike for the home side before substitute Edison Cavani grabbed the match-winner in the 77th minute for the French Champions to give them a slender advantage ahead of the return encounter in England.