Paris Saint-Germain versus Barcelona
7:45pm Tuesday fourteenth February
Parc des Princes
1-0 Angel Di Maria
2-0 Julian Draxler
3-0 Angel Di Maria
4-0 Edinson Cavani
Luis Enrique’s men were exhaustively outflanked at Parc des Princes and now require a supernatural occurrence to achieve the quarter finals
Heavenly attendant Di Maria doused up the affection and veneration of the Paris Saint-Germain unwavering as his splendid prop roused a widespread 4-0 Champions League triumph over Barcelona.
PSG were thumped out of the opposition by Barcelona in 2013 and 2015 yet Luis Enrique’s side now require a rebound exceptional in Champions League history having been put to the sword in the French capital.
Di Maria, commending his 29th birthday, dispatched a free-kick that remunerated PSG’s predominant begin and Unai Emery’s men never surrendered their hold on the principal leg of the last-16 tie.
Previous Sevilla manager Emery had just beaten Barcelona once in 23 past endeavors however he was well on his approach to number two when Julian Draxler scored on his Champions League make a big appearance for PSG, as he did in Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France a month ago.
The guests totally neglected to regroup at the break and a wonderful third from Di Maria’s otherworldly left foot was trailed by Edinson Cavani’s 32nd of the season in the 71st moment – topping a night of practically unimaginable hopelessness for their regarded rivals.
Di Maria was to the fore in the early stages, setting up top scorer Cavani to have an endeavor obstructed by Barcelona full-back Sergi Roberto, while Marc-Andre ter Stegen exhibited his sharp responses and physicality to spare from Blaise Matuidi.
The hosts made their quick begin tell in the eighteenth moment when, after Samuel Umtiti banged through Draxler on the edge of the territory, Di Maria whipped a fine free-kick past a disrupted divider to leave Ter Stegen with no way.
Prior to the half-hour, Neymar disregarded a prior hit to his foot by coasting forward from his own particular half and playing in Andre Gomes, who constrained Kevin Trapp to spare with his feet.
Barcelona’s initially supported spell of weight just served to abandon them defenseless on the counter-assault – Germany winger Draxler skipping past Roberto to be denied by his comrade Ter Stegen at the close post.
Furthermore, Lionel Messi wound up in the uncommon position of being at fault for a resistance objective five minutes before the interim.
The irrepressible Adrien Rabiot harassed him out of ownership with the help of Marco Verratti and the Italy midfielder twice traded ownership with Draxler for PSG’s show-stopper January entry to bolt home a low shot.
Half-time did little to clear Barcelona’s heads as Rabiot made a disturbance of himself yet again, springing onto a moment ball and into a swarmed region to cut a shot past the far post.
Cavani needed to sit tight for his 32nd of the season when he neglected to head in Matuidi’s middle however it mattered little as Di Maria conveyed a boisterous Parc des Princes to its feet in the 55th moment.
The move began with goalkeeper Trapp bolstering Rabiot, who drove at Barcelona yet again.
A mix of Rabiot and left-back Layvin Kurzawa permitted Draxler to tear at an ambushed protection. He encouraged Di Maria and, as Andres Iniesta thrashed in the test, the Argentina star nestled into rich strike from 25 yards.
Di Maria left to an overwhelming applause after the hour, despite the fact that the splendid however damage inclined Verratti did not appreciate such a wonderful end to his night when he stumbled off in distress with 20 minutes to play.
Be that as it may, the exact opposite thing Barcelona required was new PSG legs and they toiled as Thomas Meunier walked forward unchallenged, playing in Cavani to vehemently pummel past Ter Stegen.
Umtiti headed against the post in the 83rd moment yet Barcelona were not able move past base camp of the mountain they should by one means or another endeavor to scale in one month from now’s arrival at Camp Nou.