PSG through to Champions League quarter-finals as Messi misses penalty
Champions League: Barcelona had to do something unimaginable. But that did not happen. The revenge of 2016 was not taken either Barcelona lost 4-0 in the first leg in the last 16 fights of the service but in the second leg, Barcelona sent PSG away with an incredible scoreline (6-1). This time Messi’s team’s Champions League campaign ended in a 1-1 draw in the second leg after losing 4-1 at home in the first leg. There could be something ‘unimaginable’. Barcelona also caught PSG. But ‘2018’ does not come again and again.
PSG reached the last eight of the Champions League last night after leading 5-2 with two legs. The dream of the Paris Giants, which was shattered last time when they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the final, has survived. Cristiano Ronaldo has left Juventus after falling behind Porto with a two-legged goal the night before. Messi said goodbye tomorrow. Is this time the Champions League saw the end of an era? Neither Messi nor Ronaldo is in the last eight of the best club competition in Europe for the first time in 16 years since 2005.
With this, Barcelona is not before the semi-final of the Champions League for the second consecutive season. It also failed to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since the 2006-07 season. However, in tomorrow’s match, the opportunity to survive by repeating 2016, but Barcelona made a good. After PSG took the lead in the first half through a penalty kick by Killian Mbappe, Barাa equalized with a great goal from Messi’s long-range goal. Messi then missed a penalty at the very end of the first half. Messi could not score even though his shot was blocked by Kyler Navas and it came back to the post. PSG goalkeeper Navas Kal was great. He made sure that desperate Barcelona could not do anything else. However, in the second half, Barcelona played the ball on foot, but PSG did not feel fragile in that sense. The champions of France have found the occasion of the festival by spending their time in defense.
Champions League: PSG coach Mauricio Pachettino admitted in the match, especially in the first half that PSG was chasing that nightmare of 2016. It also put pressure on me mentally, ‘We suffered well in the first half. That time also became a big test for us mentally. I knew that what had happened in the past would come back again and again in this match. That has happened. But in the second half, we arranged ourselves. We were very competitive in this half. ‘
Despite leaving the Champions League, Barcelona coach Ronald Coman has tried his best to stay positive. He may have found solace in last night’s 6-2 nightmare defeat to Bayern. “The way I said goodbye to the Champions League this time is very different from last time,” he told a news conference. This season we are playing with our best. The rest of the season will have to be played like this. ‘
Champions League: PSG went down to play without Neymar. It was already known that he would not play in this match due to injury. The Brazilian star was the hero of that incredible turn of Barcelona four years ago. This time he is from PSG. However, the fans were a little worried about Neymar’s absence in the match and PSG’s recent form. However, PSG has been able to do its job by keeping the defense tight even though it did not play anything dazzling. However, Barcelona established its control on the field from the beginning. Barsa fans will regret Usman Dembele. He missed two easy chances in the first 20 minutes of the match.
PSG went ahead in 31 minutes. Mbappe scored from the penalty spot. However, PSG got it with the help of VAR. Mauro Icardi was fouled by Barcelona’s Clem Longley. Langley was caught in the VAR and laid at Icardi’s ankle. Mbappe implemented it. However, exactly 6 minutes later, Messi’s goal equalized Barcelona. Messi scored his 120th goal in the Champions League with a shot from about 25 meters away.
Barsa got a penalty at the very end of the first half. Golden opportunity to move forward. But Messi could not use it. Levin Kurzawa fouled Antoine Griezmann. But Messi could not use it. Barcelona held PSG in the second half. Marcinios once again stopped Messi with a hard tackle. Sergio Busquets failed to beat Navas from close range. As time went on, Barsa last eight dreams faded away. In the end, the pain of the departure has been with Messi.