French club Paris Saint-Germain scored a big victory over Barcelona, by four goals to one goal in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
Lionel Messi opened the match goals for Barcelona through a penalty kick in the 27th minute of the match.
Kylian Mbappe scored three goals for Saint Germain, “a hat-trick in the minutes 32, 65 and 85, and Moise Kane scored a goal for his team in the 70th minute.”
Paris Saint-Germain put ahead in the quarter-finals of the European Championship, after defeating the Catalans at the “Camp Nou” floor.
The return match between the two teams will be held at the “Princes Park” stadium on the tenth of next March.
Paris Saint-Germain controlled the ball since the start of the match, and the first shot came in the fourth minute through Idrissa Gaye, who aimed a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, but the ball passed by the goal and out of the field.
Barcelona player Antoine Griezmann missed the opportunity to score the first goal in the 14th minute of the match, after receiving a through pass inside the penalty area that made him face St Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who managed to block the French player’s shot.
Mauro Icardi missed an investigator’s goal in the 17th minute, after a wonderful pass from Kylian Mbappe reached him, to goalkeeper Stegen, and hit a ball with the left foot, but Barca defender Lengele dispersed it before entering the goal.
Barcelona won a penalty kick in the 25th minute of the match, after Kurzawa interfered with De Jong inside the penalty area, and Lionel Messi executed the penalty kick, to put it in the net of Navas and advance in the match in favor of Barcelona.
Barcelona player Osman Dembli almost strengthened the score in the 29th minute, after receiving a ball inside the penalty area and struck a powerful ball, but it was in the middle of the goal, to be addressed by the Parisian goalkeeper Navas.
Barcelona’s progress did not last long, after Paris’s Marco Verratti received a ball inside the penalty area, which he passed beautifully to Kylian Mbappe, who dodged Barcelona’s defenders and fired a powerful shot that landed in the net of Barca goalkeeper Ter Stegen, to tie his team in the 32nd minute of the match.
Ter Stegen, Barcelona goalkeeper, starred in the 35th minute, when he blocked a goalkeeper from Paris left back Kurzawa after he had a cross pass from Mbappe inside the penalty area.
Barcelona responded quickly with a dangerous counter-attack in the 36th minute of the match, led by Frenchman Antoine Griezmann, who quickly launched the ball to the Paris Saint-Germain penalty area, and fired a powerful ground shot that passed by the left post of the Paris goalkeeper Navas.
The danger continued on the part of the Parisian team, after Moise Kean fired a powerful shot from the borders of the penalty area in the 37th minute, but Ter Stegen, Barcelona goalkeeper, deflected the ball brilliantly and turned it into a corner kick.
Before the end of the first half, Mauro Icardi missed a goal opportunity, after he converted a cross from a corner kick, with a strong header, but the ball came into the outside net of goalkeeper Ter Stegen.
Paris coach Mauricio Pochettino made a change at the start of the second half, introducing Ander Herrera to replace Idrissa Gayi.
Kylian Mbappe tried to score a goal for his team in the 47th minute of the match, after he shot a cropped shot from the borders of the penalty area, but his ball went far outside the field.
Mbappe led an organized attack in favor of Paris Saint-Germain, and passed a wonderful ball to Icardi inside the penalty area, to play with the heel to Moise Kane from the back, to shoot a strong ball, but Stegen, the Barca goalkeeper, shines again and confronts the ball before Barcelona’s defense distracts it from the dangerous zone in the 50th minute of Age of encounter.
Barcelona defense gave a goal to Paris Saint-Germain in the 65th minute of the match, after Florenzi played a cross inside the penalty area, Gerard Pique missed in taking the ball out to reach Mbappe, who hit the ball into the empty net, to score the second personal goal for him and his team.
Mbappe returned to threatening Barcelona’s goal in the 68th minute, after Dest passed Barca’s right-back and entered the penalty area and hit the ball, but Ter Stegen shone and kept the ball away from his team’s penalty area.
Paris Saint-Germain strengthened their lead in the 70th minute of the match, after Paredes crossed a free kick from outside the penalty area, and the ball reached Moise Kane, who turned the ball into the net of Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen.
Paris St Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas almost caused a goal in favor of Barcelona, after he failed to pass the ball into his team’s penalty area, so the ball hit Griezmann’s foot and passed in front of the empty goal outside the stadium.
With a quick counterattack led by Julian Draxler in the 85th minute, from the middle of the field to the borders of the Barcelona penalty area, he passed the ball to Mbappe, who fired the ball beautifully from inside the penalty area to live in the far left corner of Barcelona’s goal, to score the French “hat-trick” for him and the fourth goal. For his team.