FULL-TIME, PSG 1-1 Barcelona: Barça never gave up in the second half but looked too tired to truly threaten PSG at the back. They’re out of Europe, but they put up an amazing fight. Well done, boys.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! PSG 1-1 Barcelona: And we’re back underway in Paris! Come on, boys, don’t give up!
HALFTIME, PSG 1-1 Barcelona: Barça played a fantastic first half, created at least five really good chances, but had three bad minutes that led to PSG’s goal and then Messi missed a crucial penalty. They’re still alive, but the job is nearly impossible now.
45+3min: Keylor Navas saves Messi’s penalty onto the crossbar.
45+1min: PENALTY TO BARÇA!!! Antoine Griezmann is fouled by Layvin Kurzawa inside the box and Barça have a chance from the spot!
GOAL!!!!!! PSG 1-1 Barcelona (Messi 37’): BARÇA EQUALIZE!!! Lionel Messi scores a SPECTACULAR GOAL with a rocket into the top corner from 35 yards!!!
GOAL, PSG 1-0 Barcelona (Mbappé 30’): PSG take the lead. Kylian Mbappé steps up and scores from the penalty spot, and after missing three clear chances in what was a sensational start Barça are punished.
29min: Penalty to PSG. Clément Lenglet steps on Mauro Icardi’s foot and the spot kick is given after a VAR check.
KICKOFF! PSG 0-0 Barcelona: And we’re underway in Paris! Come on, boys!
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann (4-3-3)
Bench: Neto (GK), Iñaki Peña (GK), Umtiti, Firpo, Pjanic, Moriba, Matheus, Puig, Trincão, Konrad, Braithwaite
Starting XI: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Paredes, Gueye; Draxler, Verratti, Mbappé; Icardi (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Rico (GK), Diallo, Kehrer, Pembele, Bakker, Dagba, Danilo, Herrera, Rafinha, Michut, Sarabia, Di María
WELCOME TO THE PARC DES PRINCES!!! The beautiful home of Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital is the site of a huge Champions League Round of 16 second leg between PSG and Barcelona on Wednesday. PSG fully dominated the first leg, coming from behind to win 4-1 thanks to a Kylian Mbappé hat-trick. Barça need a miracle even more unexpected than the one they performed against PSG in 2017, and you just never know with football. This will be a good one, 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 2
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
VAR: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
How to watch on TV: TUDN (USA), BT Sport 3 (UK), SONY TEN 1 (India), Canal+ Sport 3 (Nigeria), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
Matchday Thread Rules
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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!