FC Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

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UEFA Champions League

Round of 16, Second-leg

March 8th

Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain


Aggregate: (6-5)

3′ Suárez

40′ Kurzawa (OG)

49′ Messi (P)

61′ Cavani

87′ Neymar

90′ Neymar

90’+4′ Roberto

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The result means that Barcelona progress into their tenth consecutive Champions League Quarter-final whilst Paris Saint-Germain bow out at the hands of the Catalans for the third time in five seasons.

FT: The result is a tough one for PSG to take as they spurned a 4-0 first-leg lead to lose 6-5. A poor decision from the referee to award Barcelona a penalty after Suárez made a meal of minimal contact from Marquinhos has cost the Parisians, whose poor defence succumbed to Barcelona’s offensive threat. However they did have a number of chances to put the tie to bed. First Cavani hit the post before firing home on the half-volley. Then Cavani spurned a great chance when played through on-goal although Ter Stegen made a fine save with his feet before substitute Di María chipped the ball wide after being played through on-goal.

FT: Barcelona’s pressure on PSG forced the visitors into a number of errors, evidently when Meunier conceded a penalty when he stumbled and caught Neymar. Messi converted the resulting spot-kick before Marquinhos cleared a strike from substitute Turan off the line. Messi then dragged an effort just wide before Neymar had an effort blocked into the side-netting. Neymar then scored a fine freekick before converting a contentious penalty after Suárez threw himself to the ground under minimal contact from Marquinhos. That was before substitute Roberto fired home the winner after PSG failed to properly clear a Barcelona freekick.

FT: So Barcelona have produced the impossible to overturn a 4-0 first-leg deficit and progress into the Quarter-finals.

90’+6′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90’+4′ Goal!! After the initial delivery is cleared, Neymar sends in a teasing delivery that Roberto meets at the back-post to volley home to send Barcelona through right at the death.

90’+3′ The delivery is cleared before Verratti is penalised for a foul on Ter Stegen.

90’+3′ Verratti is booked for a cynical foul on Messi.

90’+1′ Final Paris Saint-Germain change sees Grzegorz Krychowiak replace Meunier.

90′ There will be five additional minutes.

90′ Goal!! Neymar sends Trapp the wrong way to reduce the deficit

89′ Penalty!! Suárez flings himself to the ground under minimal contact from Marquinhos but the referee points to the spot and books the defender, who will miss the next match. Awful decision.

87′ Goal!! Neymar curls the freekick terrifically into the top-corner past a helpless Trapp.

86′ Neymar wins a freekick.

85′ The delivery is cleared.

85′ Close!! A Gomes cross is tipped away into the path of Neymar, whose effort is blocked into the side-netting by Aurier.

84′ Chance!! Di María is played through on-goal and he has just Ter Stegen to beat but he miscues his chipped-effort although it looked as though he was caught as he pulled the trigger.

83′ Final Barcelona change sees André Gomes replace Rakitić.

83′ Busquets wins a freekick.

78′ The corner is cleared to Roberto, but his effort is blocked.

78′ Marquinhos concedes a corner.

77′ Kurzawa is penalised for a foul.

76′ The freekick comes to nothing as Piqué is caught offside.

75′ Second Barcelona change sees Rafinha replaced by Sergi Roberto.

75′ Di María is penalised for a foul on Rafinha.

74′ Second Paris Saint-Germain change sees Serge Aurier replace Draxler.

73′ Chance!! Messi beats his man before dragging an effort just wide of the target.

73′ The delivery is cleared.

72′ Messi wins a freekick in a good position.

71′ Suárez is penalised for a foul on Marquinhos.

70′ Neymar cuts-inside to fire a tame effort that Trapp saves with ease.

67′ Marquinhos wins a freekick.

66′ Suárez is booked for a blatant dive.

65′ So close!! Rabiot loses possession before Turan is played through and he fires an effort that beats Trapp from a tight-angle but Marquinhos clears the ball away on the line.

64′ First Barcelona change sees Iniesta replaced by Arda Turan.

63′ Neymar is booked for a foul on Marquinhos.

63′ Chance!! Cavani is played through on-goal by Draxler and he has just Ter Stegen to beat but the keeper makes a fine save with his feet to give Barcelona a glimmer of hope.

61′ Goal!! The delivery is nodded back by Kurzawa into the path of Cavani, who drills the ball home on the half-volley with Ter Stegen rooted to the spot. The Parisians have the away goal and Barcelona now need three more.

60′ Rakitić is booked for a cynical foul on Draxler.

59′ Close!! The corner causes havoc as Cavani drills the ball across the face of goal before the ball ricochets off Matuidi and flashes wide.

58′ Umtiti concedes a corner.

55′ Cavani is caught offside.

54′ First Paris Saint-Germain change sees Di María replace Moura.

51′ So close!! Meunier sends in a teasing delivery that Cavani meets on the slide but his effort hits the post with Ter Stegen beaten.

51′ Moura wins a freekick.

49′ Goal!! Messi drills the penalty home despite Trapp guessing right.

48′ Penalty!! Neymar is bundled to the ground after Meunier stumbles and the referee eventually points to the spot.

46′ Rabiot is penalised for a foul.

45′ The delivery is cleared to Draxler, who fires the ball harmlessly over the bar from-range.

45′ Ter Stegen cannot prevent the ball from going behind and concedes a corner.

45′ Paris Saint-Germain get the second-half underway.

HT: So will Barcelona add to their tally to take the match to Extra-time or will PSG hold onto their aggregate lead? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Barcelona need to get Messi and Suárez more involved given their quality in the final-third. The Catalans need to be more clinical and two more goals will take the match to Extra-time. The La Liga leaders also need to be wary of the PSG threat as they cannot afford to concede an away goal.

HT: The visitors haven’t created many chances as expected against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, but they did have a good chance when Rakitić lost possession but Moura’s effort was tame. Cavani has lacked service and will need to get more involved in the game especially against Piqué, who is also on a yellow card. The French side need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to snatch an away-goal and they have players like Ángel Di María on the bench, who may be the difference, although they need to defend much better.

HT: The hosts deserve their lead due to a dominant display but they have had a huge slice of fortune for both goals as a result of some lacklustre defending from PSG. First Verratti failed to deal with a Rafinha cross and Trapp was caught in no-man’s land, allowing Suárez to nip-in and head the ball home. Messi, Neymar and Iniesta went close from-range but their efforts were just off-target. Suárez then tested Trapp with a tame effort when he really should have forced the keeper into more action. Kurzawa then gifted the hosts the second of the night when he miscued his clearance after Marquinhos failed to clear his lines.

HT: So Barcelona lead at the break but they require another two goals to take the tie into Extra-time.

45’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

45’+3′ The delivery is cleared.

45’+2′ Suárez wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Silva.

45’+1′ The delivery is cleared.

45’+1′ Mascherano wins a corner.

45′ There will be three additional minutes.

44′ Draxler wins a freekick.

43′ Cavani is caught offside.

41′ Piqué is penalised for a foul on Cavani, who receives a yellow card for dissent.

40′ Goal!! Marquinhos fails to clear his lines, allowing Iniesta to back-heels the ball into the danger-area, causing Kurzawa to miscue his clearance with the ball ending up in the back of the net.

38′ Cavani is caught offside.

38′ Play resumes.

37′ Slight delay in the match as Moura is down with an injury and is receiving treatment.

35′ Busquets is booked for dissent and will miss the next match should Barcelona make it through.

34′ Verratti is penalised for a foul.

34′ Chance!! Rabiot loses possession before Messi finds Suárez but his effort is tame and Trapp makes a straightforward save from a tight-angle.

32′ Rafinha gets to the by-line but his delivery is poor as Trapp collects the loose ball.

30′ Chance!! A loose pass from Rakitić is seized upon by Moura, who fires an effort from-range that Ter Stegen saves comfortably.

28′ The delivery is met by Piqué but he’s been caught offside.

28′ Neymar wins a freekick.

27′ Close!! The delivery is cleared before Neymar finds Iniesta, who fires the ball just over the bar from-range.

26′ Suárez wins a corner.

26′ Messi’s freekick hits the wall.

25′ Kurzawa is penalised for a foul on Rafinha, who wins a freekick in a good position.

22′ Piqué is booked for a poor challenge on Cavani.

21′ Matuidi is penalised for a foul.

16′ Close!! Neymar cuts-inside before curling an effort inches wide from-range.

16′ Moura’s delivery is cleared by Piqué although Marquinhos was already in an offside position.

15′ Moura wins a freekick in a good position after a foul from Busquets.

14′ Close!! Messi curls the freekick just wide of the target.

13′ Draxler is booked for a cynical foul on Messi.

12′ Suárez is penalised for a foul on Rabiot.

11′ The corner is cleared.

11′ Moura’s delivery is flicked-on by Cavani before the Uruguayan wins another corner.

10′ Draxler wins a corner.

9′ The delivery is cleared into the path of Mascherano, who fires the ball harmlessly wide from-range.

9′ Suárez wins a corner.

8′ The delivery is cleared.

8′ Neymar wins a corner.

5′ Matuidi is booked for a late challenge on Umtiti.

4′ Moura wins a freekick.

3′ Goal!! PSG fail to clear a Rafinha cross and the ball falls to Suárez, who heads the ball over the line ahead of Trapp despite the best efforts of Meunier, who couldn’t keep the ball out on-the-line.

0′ Barcelona get the game underway.

Team news:

FC Barcelona: Marc-André Ter Stegen (GK), Rafinha, Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Ivan Rakitić, Neymar, Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi

Paris Saint-Germain F.C.: Kevin Trapp (GK), Layvin Kurzawa, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Thomas Meunier, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler, Lucas Moura, Edinson Cavani


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