Pastore: Great to win ahead of Chelsea clash

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore was glad to see his team return to winning ways ahead of their Champions League clash with Chelsea.

The Ligue 1 leaders suffered their first league defeat of the season against Lyon on Sunday, but bounced back with a 3-1 victory over Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France on Wednesday night.

The Parisians have the second leg of their Round of 16 tie against the Blues coming up next week Wednesday, and the Argentine midfielder has stressed the importance of heading to Stamford Bridge in winning form.

"It was a cup match and everyone wanted to win it," Pastore told France3. "The important thing was that we came out on top and now we are into the semis. For the confidence, it's great to have won."

Before their trip to London, PSG have a Ligue 1 match against Montpellier at Parc des Princes coming up on Saturday.

"It's great for the team to win before we take on Chelsea, but we still have a match to take care of on Saturday," Pastore concluded.