Barcelona vs Paris SG Champions League – LIVE Reddit Soccer 10 Mar 2021
NAME: Paris Saint-Germain – Barcelona
DATE: 10 Mar 2021
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Aiming to channel the spirits of the 2016-17 La Remontada heroes, Barcelona travel to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday hoping to overturn a 4-1 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 battle with Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi broke the deadlock against his long-term admirers from the penalty spot at Camp Nou before Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick and Moise Kean’s effort saw PSG put one foot firmly in the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition.
Both continental giants warmed up for this game with comfortable victories domestically at the weekend, as Barcelona overcame Osasuna 2-0 in La Liga while PSG cruised past Brest 3-0 in the Coupe de France
Lionel Messi has spent the past 15 years making Camp Nou his playground week in week out, but over the course of 90 minutes on February 16, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe produced a performance which many fans believe signalled the passing of the torch.
With Neymar and Angel Di Maria watching on from the medical room, fans and journalists alike expected PSG to struggle against Barcelona and Messi – who went out there with a point to prove amid the intense speculation surrounding a move to the French capital – and the Argentine quickly silenced PSG’s vocal cohorts with the opener from the penalty spot.
However, it took an inspired Mbappe just five minutes to restore parity for PSG before the half-time whistle blew, and the former Monaco man proceeded to write his name into the history books with two more strikes in the second 45, while Everton loanee Moise Kean also chipped in with a memorable Camp Nou goal for the enraptured Parisiens.