PSG vs Barcelona ended 4-0 and the Catalans are out of the Champions league race this season.
Fixture: PSG vs Barcelona
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Stage: Round of 16
Leg: First Leg
Scorers: Angel Di Maria 18′ 55′, Julian Draxler 40′, Edinson Cavani 71′.
Venue: Parc des Princess
PSG: Kevin Trapp, Meunier, Marquuinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Marco Verrati, Adrien Rabiot, Angel Di Maria, Blaise Matuidi, Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani.
FC Barcelona: Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Samuel Umtiti, Gerrard Pique, Jordi Alba, Andre Gomez, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr.
After winning a treble and a domestic double in the past 2 seasons, Barcelona has been poor from the start of 2016-17 season. Since the start, the Catalans have lacked consistency. They have lost several points against very unexpected opponents and under unexpected circumstances. Last night was a nightmare for FC Barcelona fans. The game tactics were excellently set up by the former Sevilla coach and current PSG coach Unai Emery. PSG players were pressing high against Barcelona players which caused them to lose possession very easily on a number of occasions. Moreover, their defensive play, whenever Barcelona had the ball, was the reason why the Catalans couldn’t create any effective chance throughout the game.
The only Barcelona players who were lively on the night were Neymar Jr and Sergi Roberto. Lionel Messi was very poor as he lost the ball a number of times. Andre Gomez was the worst player in the Barcelona shirt at the Parc des Princess.
Angel Di Maria also deserves the credit for the win alongside the coach Unai Emery. He was brilliant on the night and opened the scoring with a brilliant free-kick. His second goal was nothing but an absolute screamer from long range. It’s difficult for Barcelona to make a comeback against PSG in the second leg at the Camp Nou. But they seem to be optimistic. They have what it takes to completely change a game.
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