Ronald Koeman and FC Barcelona are on the verge of the Champions League abyss after their first knockout. Paris Saint-Germain was a few sizes too big on Tuesday evening at Camp Nou, won with no less than 1-4 and took sporty revenge for the infamous 6-1 from 2017: Kylian Mbappé was the hero of the evening with three goals.
Both editions of Barcelona PSG actually had only one agreement: Lionel Messi used a penalty. After half an hour, the Argentine broke the game: the deep Frenkie de Jong went down in the penalty area, Björn Kuipers pointed to the dot and Messi entered the 1-0 with conviction.
However, PSG did not take much time to take over the momentum and reached the same level five minutes after that 1-0. Mbappé crowned on a fine attack via Layvin Kurzawa and Marco Verratti, and hit the 1-1. It was thanks to Marc-André ter Segen that it remained here until the rest: the German Barcelona goalie foiled the opportunities of Kurzawa and Moise Kean.
Ter Schegen also worked out shortly after rest with a clever save, but it was postponement of execution. PSG ran Barcelona in the final phase. After a rush by Alessandro Florenzi, Mbappé shot in the 1-2 and Kean did not come into PSG‘s third party much later.
Mbappé’s direct opponent Segiño Dest was released from his misery and replaced by Óscar Mingueza, but evil had already been done before Barça. Five minutes before, the humiliation even became complete: the home team lost the ball, PSG crossed the midfield and Mbappé completed his hat trick with a watched curl. During the return on March 10, Barça may try to (again) perform the impossible against PSG.