Barcelona have taken revenge of their defeat of Par Des Princes at home ground Camp Nou as the Catalans made another victory by 3–1 in last group stage game of Champions League. Barca come from behind to beat Paris Saint Germain and finished Group F at top spot. Early goal of Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not enough to save the defeat. Goal from Messi, Neymar and Suarez helped Barcelona to continue their winning streak.
Barcelona vs PSG 3–1 Goals Video Highlights
Although both teams had already qualified for the round of sixteen but the essential objective of each of these clubs was a result which guaranteed winning group F. Lionel Messi extended his record of most number of goals in champions league history after netting 75th goal.
In order to face the Francis giants, Barca manager Enrique made a change in formation and tried a 3–4‑3 formation. But it did not worked as expected and Barca had conceded space down the touchlines int their defeat at Paris. PSG also had couple of chances of scoring, but didn’t able to beat Barca’s defense.
Finally, the Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez scored his first goal at Camp Nou Stadium after a long wait. The former Liverpool footballer is turning out to be a great supporter for Lionel Messi. Once again, he made an assist for Messi and scored a goal in second half.
Barca vs PSG Match Statistics
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Barta [Adriano 92], Pique, Mathier, Busquets, Mascherano, Iniesta [Xavi 72], Pedro [Rakitic 67], Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar
Substitutes: Bravo, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Munir
Paris Saint Germain: Sirigu, Vander Wiel, Tiago Silva, David Luiz, Maxwell, Verratti [Pastore 62], Motta, Matuidi [Lavezzi], Lucas Moura, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cavani.
Substitutes: Douchez, Cabaye, Marquinhos, Digne, Rabiot.
Video Highlights of Barca vs PSG 3–1
The Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano was in midfield again. He shows his vision and technique with a long ball over the shoulder of Luis Suarez marker. The striker’s cushioned volley across goal provided an assist for Lionel Messi and Messi made no mistake.
Again there was a cost. An intricate move starting with Uruguayan Luis Suarez and Messi led to Neymar’s shot only being parried by Sirigu and the Uruguayan tapped in the rebound to continue the winning streak of Barca.
Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona have qualified for t last 16 round. After a draw on 16 December, each team get next rivals of pre quarter finals. First match of round of 16 will be played on 17 February 2014.