“We missed a few good chances but we’re in a better position than we were at 2-1 and there is no reason why we can’t go there and get a result.” David Beckham commented after his team drew with Barcelona after Blaise Matuidi’s 94th minute goal.
Lionel Messi scored the first goal putting the Catalan club ahead at 38 minutes but had to be substituted shortly after due to a hamstring problem. Unfortunate for Barcelona fans the quick footed Argentinian might not be appearing for the second leg at Camp Nou as a result.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, albeit offside, equalized in the 79th minute. He pounced on the free ball after Thiago Silva’s attempt was rejected by the post.
At 89 minutes Tito Valentino would have thought they secured the game when Xavi Hernandez scored on a penalty but the French continued fighting to find the equalizer at 94 mins.
Andres Iniesta’s post match comments were “It’s a pity we finished like that, conceding at the death. It leaves a bitter taste, but this is a knockout tie and it’s not a bad result away from home.”
P.S.G.: Ibrahimovic 79′, Matuidi 90+4′
Barcelona: Messi 38′, Xavi (pen) 89′
Teams: P.S.G – Barcelona
Possession: 32% – 68%
Goal Attempts 12-15
Shots on target: 7-8
Players in today’s match:
Paris Saint-Germain: Salvatore Sirigu, Maxwell, Thiago Silva, Alex, Christophe Jallet, Lucas Moura, Blaise Matuidi, David Beckham-substituted for Marco Verratti, Javier Pastore- substituted Kevin Gameiro, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi-substituted for Jérémy Menez
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés, Javier Mascherano-substituted for Marc Bartra, Dani Alves, Jordi Alba, Gerard Piqué, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Alexis Sánchez, Lionel Messi-substituted for Francesc Fábregas, David Villa-substituted for Cristian Tello