Chelsea 2 PSG 2: Zlatan Ibrahimovic accuses Chelsea players of acting 'like babies' to get him sent off

Nine Chelsea players surrounded the referee after striker's tackle

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has blasted his Chelsea opponents of acting "like babies" to get him sent off at Stamford Bridge.

PSG advanced on away goals thanks to an extra-time header by captain Thiago Silva, having played almost 90 minutes with 10 men after the Swedish striker was sent off for a tackle on Oscar.

The tackle was clumsy but in no way deserving of the red card that was shown by referee Bjorn Kuipers - the Dutchman was surrounded by nine Chelsea players as he pulled the card out of his top pocket, although he appeared to have made the decision already.

Ibrahimovic said: "I don't know if I have to get angry or start to laugh. For me when I saw the red card I was like 'the guy doesn't know what he's doing' "That is not the worst. The worst is when I got the red card all the Chelsea players come around. It felt like I had a lot of babies around me."

The Sweden striker also suggested Oscar feigned injury.

"I pulled out (of the tackle), because I saw him come in the tackle," Ibrahimovic said.

"I don't know if he was acting afterwards. Doesn't matter. We won the game, we went through and let's see what happens."

The 33-year-old lauded the performance of his team-mates, who defied the numerical advantage to twice come from behind and progress on away goals courtesy of a 2-2 draw - 3-3 on aggregate.

"It was an amazing performance because we were playing with one less (player)," he added.

"They played with big hearts. It's not easy to play with 10 guys, especially against a team like Chelsea. We showed quality and big heart."

Jose Mourinho said that Ibrahimovic's red card should be rescinded - but that David Luiz should be banned for an unpunished elbow.

Additional reporting from PA