FC Barcelona vs PSG: UEFA Champions League live scores, blog

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    Having secured a score draw at home with a last minute equaliser, Paris St-Germain needs to produce something special at the Nou Camp to knock FC Barcelona out of the UEFA Champions League. Join us for live scores and commentary from 4.45am AEST.

    Barcelona were on the verge of taking complete control of the tie against PSG after Xavi scored a late penalty to give his side the lead in the first leg.

    A very late equaliser from Blaise Matuidi however allowed PSG to rescue a 2-2 draw in a game where they had numerous chances to score.

    In the end, the 2-2 draw leaves Barcelona in a better position heading into tonight’s second leg but PSG are certainly not out of the tie.

    Barcelona’s play in defence has left a lot to be desired over the past couple of Champions League games and PSG are certainly capable of scoring at the Nou Camp.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Lucas Moura and Javier Pastore are all very dangerous players and should be heavily involved tonight for PSG, given that the French club must score tonight.

    It will be interesting to see how Barcelona plays tonight, given that a 0-0 or 1-1 draw will be enough for them to progress to the semi-finals for the sixth year running.

    With PSG needing a win or a high scoring draw to progress, the Ligue 1 giants will have to commit numbers forward to score goals.

    While PSG can certainly score tonight, Barcelona invariably score themselves at home and will most likely tear their opponents apart on the counter attack.

    PSG’s chances of qualification may very well hinge on whether or not Messi is fit to play tonight.

    All indications suggest that Messi will play for Barcelona after suffering a hamstring injury in the first leg.

    If the Argentine does play, Barcelona will simply possess too much firepower for PSG to handle, particularly if the French outfit commit numbers forward in search of a much needed goal.

    If Mess however is not deemed fit, PSG will certainly fancy their chances of keeping out a Barcelona side whose attack is simply not as dangerous without the four time Ballon d’ or winner.

    With PSG needing to attack tonight, this second leg promises to be a very entertaining quarter-final.

    While PSG should certainly give Barcelona some anxious moments, the La Liga giants at home rarely disappoint and should progress courtesy of another attacking masterclass from Messi and company.

    Barcelona to win 3-1.

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    • Roar Guru

      11:05pm
      Peter Wilson said | 11:05pm | ! Report

      Barca were lucky and PSG very brave and unluckily eliminated without having been beaten.

      Messi made the difference when he came on, but PSG should have been 2 up by then.

      Will look forward to the semi final draw tomorrow night, but Barca don’t look as good as last year and Real look vulnerable too. Might be an all German final if the semi draw splits them.

    • Roar Guru

      6:39am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:39am | ! Report

      Barcelona were on the verge of elimination tonight after Pastore opened the scoring for PSG in the second half and deservedly so. Barca were very blunt without Messi in attack and it showed big time. Messi eventually had to come on and he sparked Barcelona to life , playing a big role in Pedro’s goal thanks to a good run before finding Villa who then found Pedro who finished truly with his left foot. The game got scrappy in the end as chances became scarce. Barca will certainly need a fit Messi to win the Champions League. PSG have a side to win this competition next year that’s for sure. Thanks for joining us tonight and join us next time on The Roar!

      Barcelona 1
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    • Roar Guru

      6:36am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:36am | ! Report

      FULLTIME:

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    • Roar Guru

      6:35am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:35am | ! Report

      94′ – Its ping pong at the moment as both teams head clearances away here. Throw to PSG now but Barca clear and win the throw…

      Barcelona 1
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    • Roar Guru

      6:34am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:34am | ! Report

      93′ – PSG build from the back now as they go long to Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic with a header now and Valdez saves easily. he clears now

      Barcelona 1
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    • Roar Guru

      6:33am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:33am | ! Report

      92′ -PSG with a long ball and its cleared but Barca go on the counter now but PSG do get numbers back. Barca still in possession through Xavi who finds Alves.

      Barcelona 1
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    • Roar Guru

      6:33am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:33am | ! Report

      Four minutes to be added on here….

      91′ – Messi now finds Alba. Iniesta with possession. Messi finds Alves. Alves with a good run but his ball is poor and it fails to find Messi in the area

      Barcelona 1
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    • Roar Guru

      6:31am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:31am | ! Report

      90′ – Chances have dried up here as Beckham earns a yellow card. Messi now wins the freekick out wide and that chews up more time for Barca

      Barcelona 1
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    • Roar Guru

      6:30am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:30am | ! Report

      89′ – Barca far from convincing tonight and they have needed an injured Messi in the second half to spark them to life. PSG now concede the corner

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    • Roar Guru

      6:29am
      Alan Nicolea said | 6:29am | ! Report

      88′ – PSG have to start taking risks now. Pique with another poor clearance and Van der Wiel nearly ghosts in and shoots but his shot is blocked

      Barcelona 1
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