FULL-TIME, Barcelona 1-4 PSG: The tie is over, and we’ve got Neymar waiting in Paris. This is ugly.
GOAL, Barcelona 1-4 PSG (Mbappé 85’): It’s four for Paris. A lightning fast counter attack ends with Mbappé all alone down the left and the game is over. So is the tie.
GOAL, Barcelona 1-3 PSG (Kean 70’): Paris makes it three. Leandro Paredes takes a side free-kick into a dangerous area and Moise Kean is all alone to head it home.
GOAL, Barcelona 1-2 PSG (Mbappé 65’): PSG take the lead. A long ball finds Alessandro Florenzi all alone, and the Italian’s cross is half-cleared by Gerard Piqué before Mbappé scores on the rebound.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Barcelona 1-1 PSG: And we’re back underway! Come on, boys!
HALFTIME, Barcelona 1-1 PSG: A brilliant first half with great chances for both sides, and the draw is fair for what the two teams showed.
GOAL, Barcelona 1-1 PSG (Mbappé 32’): PSG equalize. Kurzawa finds Verratti, who finds Kylian Mbappé and the phenom does the rest.
GOAL!!! Barcelona 1-0 PSG (Messi 28’ pen.): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD!!! Lionel Messi scores a sensational penalty into the top corner and Barça are ahead!
26min: PENALTY TO BARCELONA!!! Frenkie De Jong is brought down by Kurzawa in the box and Barça have a chance from the spot!
KICKOFF! Barcelona 0-0 PSG: And we’re underway! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Mingueza, Umtiti, Firpo, Pjanic, Matheus, Puig, Trincão, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Paredes, Gueye; Kean, Verratti, Mbappé; Icardi (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Rico (GK), Letellier (GK), Kehrer, Diallo, Bakker, Danilo, Herrera, Rafinha, Draxler, Michut, Sarabia
WELCOME TO CAMP NOU!!! The Greatest Stadium on Earth is the site of a gigantic Champions League Round of 16 match between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, who meet for the first time since the unforgettable Barça comeback four years ago. Neymar will not make his return to Camp Nou because of injury but PSG are still a fantastic team, and Barça need a good result at home ahead of the second leg in Paris. This should be all kinds of fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. LET’S LIVE BLOG!
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Competition/Round: 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, Leg 1
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
VAR: Pol van Boekel (NED)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TUDN (USA), BT Sport 3 (UK), SONY TEN 2 (India), Canal+ Sport 3 (Nigeria), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
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Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, watch the swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.
Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!