Reigning European champions Chelsea completed a 1-1 exhibition fixture against Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night in the first football match at new Yankee Stadium.
The reigning European champions Chelsea took on big-spending Paris Saint-Germain in a pre-season friendly at the new Yankee Stadium on Sunday night.
A matchup of two of the world's wealthiest clubs featured 20 substitutions and drew a crowd of over 38,000 to the stadium, which opened in 2009.
An overwhelming pro-Chelsea crowd made Yankee Stadium feel a bit like London's Stamford Bridge but they were silenced when Nene put PSG ahead in the 30th minute.
Lucas Piazon,equalised in the 82nd minute
After the match former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, and current Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo,
"Well it's good for the Ligue 1 and for the Champions League. I'm sure they're going to be a force in League 1 and the Champions League. You can see they have good players on that team. So for us, I think it's going to make the Champions league a little more difficult and interesting for everybody."
SUPER CAPTION: Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea manager
"I think that Chelsea was one of the best teams in Europe and Paris Saint Germain wants to be one of the best teams in Europe. So for this reason I think to reach the top heights of football in Europe you have to spend money, you have to make investments. Chelsea made these investments ten years ago and they are at the top. Paris Saint Germain started last year and we want to quickly go to the top of European football."
SUPER CAPTION: Carlo Ancelotti, Paris Saint Germain Manager
Chelsea draw with PSG in New YorkTuesday, July 24 2012