Paris Saint-Germain are taking on Barcelona tonight at the Parc des Princes aiming to clinch their place in the Champions League quarter-finals. PSG won the first leg 4-1 at the Camp Nou thanks to a Kylian Mbappe hat-trick and are in pole position to finish off the tie and book their spot in the last eight.
Barcelona will have ambitions over pulling off another famous comeback like they did against the same opponents four years ago in the knockout stages of this competition, when they won 6-1 at the Camp Nou to turn around a 4-0 deficit. However, this time it feels even more unlikely given the how impressive PSG were in the first leg and given their is no raucous home crowd to cheer them on. Manager Ronald Koeman says anything is possible with Lionel Messi in the team, but surely this game is a step too far even for the great man.
Follow all the action from the game below.
Here’s Miguel Delaney’s match report:
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 22:04
Liverpool have beaten RB Leipzig 2-0 tonight, so they progress into the quarter-finals with a 4-0 aggregate victory. They join PSG, Borussia Dortmund and Porto, all of whom have sealed their place in the next round this week.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:56
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:55
FULL-TIME: PSG 1-1 BARCELONA
That’s it! PSG progress into the quarter-finals despite a valiant effort from Barcelona. It might have been different has the visitors taken one of their many chances in the first half. Messi, having scored a screamer, missed a penalty just before the break and PSG defended more resolutely from then on. In the end, the tie was decided at the Camp Nou.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:53
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (90+2’)
Barcelona play a short corner to Messi, who clips the ball into the box where Firpo glances a header wide.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:52
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (90+1’)
Three minutes of added time and Barcelona need three goals.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:51
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (90’)
Chance! Barcelona are left exposed as they commit players forward and Icardi sets Mbappe away. He beats Lenglet with a step over and finds himself one on one with Ter Stegen. But the finish is wild, blazed over the bar with his left foot.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:50
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (89’)
Icardi is booked for pulling De Jong back.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:49
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (88’)
Barcelona still needed to score three goals 87 minutes into their famous 2017 comeback against PSG. Still possible, then…
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:48
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (85’)
Trincao, who’s been lively since coming on, cuts the ball back from the right. Pjanic lays it into the path of Griezmann, who curls a shot just over the bar. It’s not happening.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:45
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (84’)
Former Barca man Rafinha replaces Verratti.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:44
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (83’)
Mbappe drives forward and finds Icardi, who gets away from De Jong but then fires a shot over the bar.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:43
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (81’)
PSG have been more assured in their defending in the second half and it looks like being enough to see them through. That Messi penalty miss has proved to be as seismic a moment as it originally seemed.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:41
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (79’)
A frustrating night for Dembele comes to an end. Braithwaite replaces him. And Pjanic is on for young Pedri.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:39
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (78’)
Alba again crosses from the byline, aiming for Dembele. It takes a deflection and loops up, allowing Navas to punch clear (though he probably should have caught it).
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:37
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (77’)
Florenzi has picked up an injury, so Dagba replaces him.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:36
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (75’)
Close! Alba gets to the byline and fizzes the ball across the face of goal. Dembele looks certain to prod home from close range but can’t get a touch on it.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:35
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (74’)
Messi lifts the free kick into the middle and Icardi gets his head to it. The ball drops to Trincao, who hits a ferocious volley which is bravely blocked.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:34
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (74’)
Messi is clipped by Florenzi on the edge of the box. The PSG man gets a yellow card and Barcelona have a free kick in a good position…
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:33
PSG 1-1 BARCELONA (73’)
Barcelona go short from a corner. De Jong floats it in and Navas, under pressure from Lenglet, punches clear.
Callum Rice-Coates10 March 2021 21:32