PSG vs FC Barcelona LIVE!
Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of the Uefa Champions League quarter-finals – but whule Barcelona still have Lionel Messi, there is always hope.
Kylian Mbappe destroyed Barcelona at Camp Nou with a devastating hat-trick as PSG ran out 4-1 winners in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie. Mbappe’s imperious display in Spain has made PSG huge favourites to reach the last eight of the competition, and has marked them out as among the frontrunners to lift the European Cup after losing last year’s final to Bayern Munich.
The problem for PSG? They have been here before. The French giants beat Barca 4-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie in Paris back in 2016/17, but crumbled in spectacular fashion in the second leg.
Neymar – now at PSG, but injured tonight – inspired Barca to a thrilling 6-1 win at Camp Nou to send Barca through, with the match now known as La Remontada (The Comeback).
The problem for Barca? The Blaugrana are a club in crisis both on and off the pitch. While Messi is still a world-class talent, at 34 his powers are waning – and unless his team-mates step up in Paris, it will be another year without the European Cup for him.
With kick-off at 8pm GMT, follow all the goals and updates on our LIVE Champions League match blog.