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Barcelona vs PSG LIVE: Champions League result and reaction as Kylian Mbappe brace completes comeback

Paris Saint-Germain produced a stunning comeback on a thrilling night in the Champions League to dump Barcelona out at the quarter-final stage 6-4 on aggregate.

After the first leg Barcelona brought a one-goal lead into the match and opened the scoring in the night with a fortuitous touch from Raphinha beating Gianluigi Donnarumma at the near post.

PSG looked to get back in the game and were gifted the initiative after a mistimed challenge from Ronald Araujo saw the defender sent off inside the first half and hour.

That red card changed the momentum of the match and Ousmane Dembele took advantage to pull PSG level on the night before a long-ranged strike from Vitinha equalised the aggregate scores.

The visitors then won a penalty in the second half with Kylian Mbappe calmly slotting in home before putting the icing on the cake with Paris’ fourth in 89th minute.

Relive the updates from Barcelona vs PSG in the blog, below, and get all the latest match odds and tips here

Barcelona vs PSG LIVE: Latest Champions League updates

  • PSG and Borussia Dortmund through to semi-finals on thrilling night in Champions League

  • Barcelona defeated by PSG in Champions League quarter-final second leg

  • Ronald Araujo’s red card changed the game before goals from Ousmane Dembele, Vitinha and Kylian Mbappe

  • 89’ GOAL! Mbappe’s second gives PSG daylight (BAR 1-4 PSG)

  • 61’ GOAL! Mbappe puts visitors ahead on aggregate (BAR 1-3 PSG)

  • 54’ GOAL! Vitinha levels tie with long-range effort (BAR 1-2 PSG)

  • 40’ GOAL! Dembele levels for PSG against former club (BAR 1-1 PSG)

  • 29’ RED CARD! Barcelona reduced to ten as Araujo shown straight red (BAR 1-0 PSG)

  • 12’ GOAL! Raphinha extends Barcelona’s aggregate lead (BAR 1-0 PSG)

PSG and Borussia Dortmund through to semi-finals on thrilling night in Champions League

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Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Paris St Germain capitalised on the dismissal of Barcelona‘s Ronald Araujo to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-1 win in the second leg.

Barcelona ran out at the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys armed with a 3-2 triumph from their first meeting in Paris and when Raphinha capitalised on Lamine Yamal’s skilful approach work to fire the opener, they had sight of the last four.

PSG and Borussia Dortmund through to Champions League semi-finals

That’s all for today

23:01 , Ben Fleming

Well, the Champions League never fails to deliver. Another classic evening of European football as PSG and Borussia Dortmund book their spots in the final four.

That’s all from us tonight, though. Thanks for tuning in and we’ll catch you tomorrow for Arsenal and Manchester City’s second-leg ties against Bayern Munich and Real Madrid - until then...

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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Only Cristiano Ronaldo (23 goals in 39 games) has netted more away from home in the knockout rounds of the Champions League than Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé (15 in 12 games), with the Frenchman netting more in the competition against Barcelona than against any other side (6).

Another history-making night for PSG’s main man.

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FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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De Jong speaking to Spanish outlet Movistar: “To go 1-0 up was a big advantage to have created but, in Europe, when you are forced to play with 10 for as many minutes as we were, against a team as good as Paris, you know you’re going to suffer.

“We gave our all but, in the end, we didn’t get anything from that effort. This is a big blow because we were totally convinced we could go through. We fought for a result after the red card but it wasn’t to be. There’s no remedy other than pick ourselves up and try to do better next season.”

PSG boss Luis Enrique speaking to TNT Sports

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“Very proud. Only the supporters thought we had a chance to go through tonight so we are very excited. We started the game in an unbelievable rhythm; taking control of the ball and the first time that they went into our box, they scored. It was very unfair but we didn’t change how we played.”

On their chances in the tournament: “Of course [we can go all the way]. That’s our spirit, our hope and every supporter knows we have the right commitment and character to fight to go through to the final.”

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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Dembele speaking after the game to French outlet Canal +: “Everyone believed [we could qualify], even if we lost the first leg 3-2. We didn’t give up and we knew we were going to score goals here. A big shift from the whole team.

“We worked the entire week, tactically, with the coach. His tactics were perfect. Even though we conceded the first goal, we didn’t let our heads drop. We continued to believe.

“The last time we were in the semis, we got to the final, and we’re crossing our fingers that we can do the same this year and get to Wembley. We’ll have to recover in time for Lyon at the weekend, then we’ll look ahead to the semi-final.”

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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Ferdinand, speaking on TNT Sports: “I just think some people seem like they are blessed from above that this is your time and it feels like that for Mbappe. For his second goal, that’s not falling to anyone else, but it falls to him because he is that guy.

“There is going to be a moment over the two legs [in the semi-final] where Mbappe has got to come to the fore. I think only Ronaldo [and Messi] have got more goals than him in Champions League knockout games. He is in the high-quality category of player.”

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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Luis Enrique has become the first ex-Barcelona manager to eliminate the Spanish side from a UEFA Champions League knockout stage tie.

The Spaniard goes in search of his second Champions League.

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In tonight’s other tie

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Next up for PSG is a semi-final tie against Borussia Dortmund after the German club completed a special comeback of their own, winning 4-2 at home against Atletico Madrid and 5-4 on aggregate.

Second-half goals from Niclas Fullkrug and Marcel Sabitzer completed the turnaround to send Dortmund into the Champions League semi-final bound for the first time in eleven years.

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FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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Rio Ferdinand, speaking on TNT Sports, reacts to the tie: “Crazy scenes. PSG have to thank Araujo for the red card. It was a rush of blood and he backed himself too heavily in that duel and came out second best. The red card changed the game on its head and spun it out of control.

“At that point, Barcelona looked the more confident, more complete team at that point. But as soon as the red card happened PSG looked like a team really in control and their confidence went through the roof and the big players stepped up.”

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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Three huge second-half goals for PSG. Let’s take a look at them...

FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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A remarkable comeback from the Parisians.

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FULL-TIME: Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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The referee blows for full-time and PSG have done it. A superb comeback from the French side who punch their ticket to the semi-finals after a superb second-leg display.

The red card may have been the turning point but Luis Enrique’s side were the better team throughout that contest.

Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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90+7 mins: A late yellow card for Raphinha as the frustration from the home side continues to boil over.

Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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90+3 mins: Mbappe is after his hat-trick and stings the palms of Ter Stegen with a long-range effort.

Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg.)

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90+2 mins: There’s seven minutes of added time but Barcelona already look out on their feet. PSG are heading to a historic Champions League victory.

GOAL! Barcelona 1-4 PSG (Mbappe, 89 mins - 4-6 agg.)

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Mbappe has surely won it for PSG!

Barcelona almost score at the other end through Raphinha but from the corner, PSG break with speed.

The hosts have few bodies back and although the Frenchman’s first effort is denied he makes no mistake with the second chance after the ball drops back at his feet fortuitously.

The home crowd are silenced and it looks like PSG have pulled off an almighty comeback.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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88 mins: PSG gift the ball away inside their own half but Marquinhos saves his side yet again with a superb block to deny Lewandowski.

PSG turn to their bench again as Dembele departs to plenty of boos. Kolo Muani comes on in his place.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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85 mins: Donnarumma tries to come off his line and clear Raphinha’s cross but makes a real mess of it. Thankfully for the Italian, the offside flag goes up shortly after and PSG have a free-kick.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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82 mins: Barcelona make their first second-half switch as De Jong comes off for Fermin.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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80 mins: Another change for the visitors as Ugarte replaces Zaire-Emery in central midfield.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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78 mins: Great footwork from Raphinha to create room for a low ball across the box but Lewandowski isn’t able to reach it at the back post and the ball flies out for a goal-kick.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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76 mins: PSG make their first changes of the game as Barcola and Ruiz make way for Lee Kang-In and Asensio.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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73 mins: CHANCE! Lewandowski forces a great save from Donnarumma but Marquinhos does superbly to react first and clear the ball away as the hosts look to slam home the rebound.

Excellent from the PSG captain.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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69 mins: Barcelona are ahead in the tie but haven’t taken their foot off the gas one bit. A corner is recycled and Marquinhos rises well to meet a cross from the left, but Ter Stegen comes off his line well to claim the ball.

Barcelona 1-3 PSG (4-5 agg.)

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64 mins: Gundogan goes down in the area under a challenge from Marquinhos but the referee waves away protests from the home side.

GOAL! Barcelona 1-3 PSG (Mbappe, 61 mins - 4-5 agg.)

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Mbappe makes no mistake!

The Frenchman fires high and into the left side-netting and Ter Stegen has no chance. PSG lead on aggregate and Barcelona have a mountain to climb with ten men on the pitch.

Barcelona 1-2 PSG (4-4 agg.)

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59 mins: PENALTY! From bad to worse for Barcelona as Cancelo brings down Dembele inside the box.

The referee doesn’t hesitate and points to the spot.

Barcelona 1-2 PSG (4-4 agg.)

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56 mins: POST! Barcelona almost hit back immediately as Gundogan rattles the outside of the left post from inside the box.

On the touchline, Xavi is fuming and, just like Araujo, he is shown a red card and will have to head to the stands.

GOAL! Barcelona 1-2 PSG (Vitinha, 54 mins - 4-4 agg.)

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PSG lead are we are level in this quarter-final tie!

Vitinha is given far too much space on the edge of the box and rifles a low effort past Ter Stegen and into the far corner. A deserved second for the Parisian side who have turned this tie on its head.

Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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52 mins: PSG resume the second half just how they ended the first half. Mbappe shifts it left into the path of Ruiz but his effort whistles past the far post from a tight angle.

Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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49 mins: An awkward one for Ter Stegen as Hakimi’s effort bounces just in front of him. The German just about parries the ball over the bar for a corner which Barcelona defend.

KICK-OFF! Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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46 mins: The hosts get us back underway for a vital second 45 minutes. No changes from either side.

HALF-TIME: Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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It will be an uphill battle for the hosts in the second half but Barcelona do possess a good Champions League record when going down to ten men. In the 16 games when they have picked up a red card, they have lost just three games (W9 D4).

Whether they can continue that against a star-studded PSG side is another question entirely.

HALF-TIME: Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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So let’s take a look at the three big moments from the first half - the two goals and Barcelona’s red card.

Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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Finely poised at the break.

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HT Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Atletico Madrid (3-2 agg.)

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In the other Champions League quarter-final taking place tonight, Borussia Dortmund have overturned their deficit against Atletico Madrid and are now leading in Germany.

The goals have come from Julian Brandt and Ian Maatsen who added Dortmund’s second just before half-time.

HALF-TIME: Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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An action-packed half draws to a close and it’s as we were. Raphinha had the hosts ahead after 12 minutes but the game turned on its head when Araujo was sent off after a last-man tackle on Barcola.

PSG have been the better side and got their deserved equaliser after 40 minutes after Dembele slammed home at the back post.

Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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45+3 mins: Almost a second for Dembele. The Frenchman ghosts in behind Cancelo but volleys wide from a tight angle.

Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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45+1 mins: Fabian is shown a yellow after accidentally catching Pedri on the nose. The Spaniard receives treatment as we tick into the first of three first-half added minutes.

Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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44 mins: Barcola fizzes a ball across the box with a first-time volley but, this time, Dembele doesn’t pop up at the back post to fire home.

Barcelona 1-1 PSG (4-3 agg.)

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42 mins: Vitinha tries his luck from range but sends it over the bar with his first-time effort.

GOAL! Barcelona 1-1 PSG (Dembele, 40 mins - 4-3 agg.)

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Dembele pulls PSG level! Barcola’s low ball across the box evades everyone in the middle but the Frenchman is on hand to slam it home at the back post.

PSG draw level on the night and are now just one back on aggregate. You can’t say they don’t deserve that.

A small tussle after the goal sees Martinez and Mbappe both shown yellow card.

Barcelona 1-0 PSG (4-2 agg.)

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34 mins: Unsurprisingly, Barca make a defensive change after that red. Yamal, who did so well to create their opener, is sacrificed as Martinez comes on at centre-back.

Barcelona 1-0 PSG (4-2 agg.)

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32 mins: Dembele takes the free-kick but he can’t get the ball up and down from close range as Ter Stegen lets it go over the bar for a goal-kick.

RED CARD! Barcelona 1-0 PSG (4-2 agg.)

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29 mins: Araujo is heading for an early bath!

The centre-back brings down Barcola on the edge of the box and is given his marching orders as the last man back. The Uruguayan protests his innocence but the red card will stand and that could be a huge twist in this tie.

Barcelona 1-0 PSG (4-2 agg.)

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28 mins: PSG continue to create chances but it’s a great save from Ter Stegen - down low to his left - to deny Mbappe’s side-footed effort. They may have conceded early but this remains a really encouraging start for Enrique’s side.

Barcelona 1-0 PSG (4-2 agg.)

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25 mins: PSG force a corner but it’s a disappointing delivery from the former Barca winger Dembele as the ball goes out of play at the near post.

Barcelona 1-0 PSG (4-2 agg.)

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20 mins: CLOSE! Lewandowski comes within inches of doubling Barcelona’s lead. A cross in from the left is diverted into the Pole’s path and he does superbly to shift it onto his right foot and create space for the shot.

The effort is fierce but rises just over the bar from close range.

Barcelona 1-0 PSG (4-2 agg.)

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17 mins: To their credit, PSG are back on the front foot and looking for an equaliser. A ball is swung in from the right but Mbappe’s header loops well over the bar.

GOAL! Barcelona 1-0 PSG (Raphinha, 12 mins - 4-2 agg.)

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The hosts extend their lead against the run of play!

It’s been a positive start from PSG away from home but they’ve got it all to do as Raphinha puts the hosts ahead on the night.

Yamal does superbly down the right and his cut-back somehow finds its way into the net of Raphinha’s standing foot. Xavi’s side now lead 4-2 on aggreegate

Barcelona 0-0 PSG (3-2 agg.)

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10 mins: Just 35 per cent possession for Barcelona after the first ten minutes. Not too often you see that in one of their home games.

Barcelona 0-0 PSG (3-2 agg.)

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6 mins: PSG continue their front-foot start to the game as Fabian has a shot blocked now. Dembele tries to get a cross in from the right but it’s blocked out for a corner.

Barcelona 0-0 PSG (3-2 agg.)

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4 mins: A bright start from PSG in the opening few minutes, as Vitinha sees an effort blocked on the edge of the box.

KICK-OFF! Barcelona 0-0 PSG (3-2 agg.)

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1 min: The away side get us underway in the first half.

Out come the players

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And here come the players out onto the pitch. We’ll have the customary UEFA Champions League action and then it’s time for kick-off...

Kick-off coming up shortly

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We’ve got just under ten minutes to go and the atmosphere inside the Estadi Olímpic is building nicely. What a cracker we should be in for tonight.

Enrique returns to familiar territory

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Should Paris Saint-Germain progress, Luis Enrique would become the first ex-Barcelona manager to eliminate the Spanish side from a UEFA Champions League knockout stage tie.

Indeed, only two other Spanish managers have eliminated Barcelona in the knockout stages of the competition: Rafael Benítez with Liverpool in 2006-07 (round of 16) and Vicente del Bosque with Real Madrid in 2001-02 (semi-finals).

Vitinha looking to star once again

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In the first leg of this tie, Paris Saint-Germain’s Vitinha was the first player have 100+ touches, misplace no more than 2+ passes (82/84) and score a goal in a UEFA Champions League knockout stage game since Xavi for Barcelona against Celtic in March 2008 (one goal, 110 touches and 89/91 passes).

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The stage is set

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Just under half an hour to go now until kick-off and the stage is set here in Barcelona.

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PSG plotting revenge

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The French side had been 27 games unbeaten since their 2-1 loss to AC Milan in the Champions League group stage but saw that streak ended by Barcelona in the first leg.

The Spanish side themselves are unbeaten in 13 games but PSG boss Luis Enrique is hoping to enact revenge tonight.

“After 27 games in which we hadn’t lost, this defeat came. That means we have to pick ourselves up and get ready to perform again. We have to accept the defeat and congratulate Barça. But tomorrow, we want to give our fans plenty to cheer about,” he said in his press conference on Monday.”

Here’s how the first leg went down

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Brazil international Raphinha scored twice as Barcelona FC recorded a thrilling 3-2 Champions League quarter-final first leg victory over Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes.

The former Leeds winger opened the scoring just before half-time, but PSG hit back with two goals in two minutes just after the break.

Ousmane Dembele equalised against his old club before Vitinha’s effort rocked the Spanish giants.

Luis Enrique’s Ligue 1 hosts hit the woodwork either side of Raphinha’s equaliser midway through the second period. And Andreas Christensen settled an engrossing encounter between two heavyweight clubs with a close-range header 13 minutes from time.

Barcelona edge PSG as Haller gives Dortmund hope against Atletico

Tonight’s other game

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Elsewhere tonight, Borussia Dortmund will hope to overturn a one-goal deficit on home soil as they battle Atletico Madrid for a Champions League semi-final place.

The German side rallied to come within inches of snatching a draw in the Spanish capital last week, but Julian Brandt’s header struck the woodwork late on as the hosts clung on for a 2-1 win.

Dortmund survived the sending off of Karim Adeyemi to secure a weekend league win between the two legs, while Atletico came from behind to beat high-flying Girona.

The winner of this tie will take on either Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain for a place in the final.

Here’s everything you need to know. Get the latest Borussia Dortmund vs Atletico Madrid odds and tips here.

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PSG team news

19:10 , Ben Fleming

For PSG, Enrique makes three changes as Hakimi returns from his suspension to replace Beraldo in defence and allow Marquinhos to move back centrally. In midfield, Zaire Emery replaces Lee Kang-In, while Barcola is preferred to Asensio in the front three.

PSG XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Hernandez, Nuno Mendes; Zaire-Emery, Vitinha, Ruiz; Dembele, Mbappe, Barcola.

Subs: Navas, Tenas, Mukiele, Skriniar, Beraldo, Ugarte, Danilo, Soler, Lee Kang-In, Asensio, Ramos, Kolo Muani.

Barcelona team news

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There's just one change for Barcelona from the first leg as the suspended Sergi Roberto is replaced by Pedri in central midfield.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Cancelo, Gundogan, Pedri, De Jong, Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Subs: Martinez, Ferran, Pena, Joao Felix, Alonso, Romeu, Vitor Roque, Astralaga, Casado, Fermin, Guiu, Fort.

The team are in!

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Team news dropping shortly

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We’ve got team news dropping any minute now. Will there be any surprises in store?

Barcelona vs PSG tips

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It’s advantage Barcelona after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain, but if the history of this fixture is anything to go by, a second leg comeback on Tuesday can’t be ruled out (8pm, TNT Sports 1).

Football betting sites make Barca odds-on to qualify for the semi-finals after an impressive 3-2 win in Paris last week with a brace from the inspired Raphinha and a late Andreas Christensen goal settling matters in the Spaniards’ favour.

PSG have been pushed out to 3/1 in the Champions League odds to advance to the last four after an underwhelming first leg in which they looked defensively vulnerable, failing to protect a 2-1 lead given to them in the second half by goals from Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha.

Kylian Mbappe was kept remarkably quiet by Barca, receiving a 3/10 rating from French newspaper L’Equipe for his performance, and PSG coach Luis Enrique will hope for much better from his star man as he takes his current charges back to his old stomping ground.

Here’s a look at the betting preview for tonight’s game:

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A fiery atmosphere from the Barcelona fans as they greet their team bus tonight:

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Jude Bellingham issues warning to football authorities about tackling racist abuse

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Jude Bellingham has said that racism is such a massive problem in Spanish football that players have the horrible feeling of preparing for away games knowing they are going to face abuse.

The Real Madrid midfielder called on the footballing authorities to do more as he warned that the sport would miss a talent like Vinicius Junior if he walked away because of the culture of abuse.

Brazil winger Vinicius has been the recipient of 10 instances of racist abuse which have been reported to prosecutors by LaLiga and broke down in tears in a press conference last month as he said he was losing his desire to play while a Real Mallorca fan was seen making monkey gestures at Madrid’s Aurelien Tchouameni after he scored in Saturday’s win at the San Moix Stadium.

Bellingham said he is so accustomed to racism at Spanish grounds that he did not even notice as he detailed the extent of the problem.

He said: “I didn’t even know. I think in the games where we go away, in LaLiga especially, you almost get so used to it that, like I said, I wasn’t even aware of the incident. I think that’s a massive problem in itself.

“More has got to be done, whether it’s the punishment and how you react to it or how you move proactively to this kind of thing.”

Read more from the Englishman’s press conference below:

Jude Bellingham issues warning to football authorities about tackling racist abuse

How PSG could line up

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PSG predicted XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Beraldo, Hernandez: Zaire-Emery, Vitinha, Ruiz; Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe.

PSG early team news

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Paris Saint-Germain welcome back Achraf Hakimi from suspension, which could lead to a defensive reshuffle. Luis Enrique may also consider starting Goncalo Ramos and Warren Zaire-Emery, both used as substitutes in the first leg.

“Tomorrow we’ll have to show a different version of ourselves and outdo ourselves. We’ve had time to prepare and now we’re ready,” Enrique said on Monday. “Everyone in the team wants to win and we know exactly what we want to do. We’re convinced we can turn things around.”

How Barcelona could line up

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Barcelona predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Cancelo; Gundogan, De Jong, Pedri; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha.

Barcelona team news

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We should be getting team news in about 40 minutes but let’s start by taking a look at the confirmed team news.

Barcelona will be without Sergi Roberto and Andreas Christensen who are suspended, while Gavi and Alejandro Balde are longer-term absentees. Pedri had an impact off the bench in the first leg and said on Monday that he is ready to start tonight.

"The absence of Robert and Christensen will be noticeable, Xavi said in his press conference.

"We would need them because there are moments in the games, and I would say that they are sensitive losses. Their absence is bad for us because we don't have many options in the centre of the field.”

The motivation inspiring Bernardo Silva and Man City to new heights

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If the treble was history, the double treble would be legacy. Bernardo Silva has an eye on a hat-trick of achievements that would echo through the ages. Manchester City won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League last season, a feat only previously accomplished by Manchester United in 1998-99.

In the last three decades, since the European Cup evolved into the Champions League, only Real Madrid have retained the trophy. Until, perhaps, City this season. And since the English league was established in 1888, no team has won four successive titles. With six games to go, City are two points clear at the top of the table, their fate entirely in their own hands.

For all Silva’s eloquence in possession, he has rarely been as outspoken in his ambition. Repeat the treble and City could have a claim to be the greatest side ever; a title which many currently afford to Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. Silva does not shy away from the idea. “It is obviously inspiration and motivation,” he said.

“We know how well this team has done and we want to create that legacy and to do another Premier League, to do six in seven years and four in a row, And we want to win the Champions League, to do two in a row. Only Madrid did three in a row but no one else won consecutive Champions League and if we win two trebles in a row that would be legacy.”

Read more from Manchester City’s key man below:

The motivation inspiring Bernardo Silva and Man City to new heights

Why Premier League is now at risk of missing out on fifth Champions League spot

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The Premier League’s hopes of gaining an extra Champions League spot in next season’s revamped competition have been dealt a blow following a difficult week of results in Europe this week.

The Champions League is being expanded to a 36-team tournament from 2024/25 and two of the extra four places will be awarded to countries whose teams perform best in this season’s European competitions.

As confirmed by Uefa on their website, England sits third in the race, behind Italy and Germany, which would mean Serie A and the Bundesliga get a fifth Champions League place next season.

Spurs currently hold fourth place in the Premier League - the final automatic spot as things stand - they are level on points with Villa but have a game in hand on Unai Emery’s side. Manchester United are 11 points off fifth, but also have a game in hand on Villa.

Why Premier League is now at risk of missing out on fifth Champions League spot

Will Barcelona or Atletico Madrid reach the Club World Cup?

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FIFA’s revamped Club World Cup will be held for the first time in the summer of 2025 with 32 teams set to feature. With Real Madrid already securing their spot, there is just one place remaining for another Spanish side in the tournament.

Barcelona’s tie with PSG and Atletico Madrid’s game against Borussia Dortmund will play a huge part in who qualifies. Here are some of the permutations.

- If Atletico Madrid achieve a better second-leg result, Barcelona will no longer be able to overtake them in the rankings and can only displace them as European champions. If Barcelona are knocked out by PSG, Atletico’s place would also be secured.

- If Atletico win the second leg against Dortmund - who have already secured their FIFA Club World Cup 2025 place - Barcelona can only qualify via the rankings pathway by winning the quarter-final second leg, defeating Atletico in both semi-final legs and losing the final in a penalty shoot-out.

Mbappe lethal on away soil

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé has scored 13 goals in 11 away games in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, while only Cristiano Ronaldo (23 goals in 39 games) and Karim Benzema (14 goals in 34 games) have netted more away from home in the knockout rounds of the tournament.

The Frenchman will hope to be back to his best after a quiet first-leg showing.

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Barca looking to maintain unbeaten run

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Since the surprise announcement that head coach Xavi would leave at the end of the season, Barcelona have been unbeaten in 13 games, a run which has seen them close the gap on Real Madrid to eight points at the top of La Liga.

Can they extend that run tonight?

Pedri ready to start

16:50 , Ben Fleming

After a wonderful assist with virtually his first touch after returning from injury off the bench last week, Pedri may be promoted to Xavi’s starting side for tonight’s game. Speaking at the pre-match press conference, the midfielder said he was ready to start.

“Am I ready for 90 minutes tomorrow? I feel really good physically,” the Spaniard said. “I’ve always said that I prefer to play 80 minutes and give 100% and when I get tired, ask for a substitution.

“PSG will come tomorrow with everything at us. We need to approach this game forgetting the result from the first leg. The comeback in Paris was great, but we don’t want to be in a position like this again.

“We will give everything on the pitch and I hope that everyone will be with us at Montjuic.”

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Luis Enrique bullish on PSG comeback chances

16:30 , Ben Fleming

His side may be trailing by one goal heading into the second leg, but PSG boss Luis Enrique was full of confidence that his team will turn the tie around in Spain.

“We will press from minute one and they will play their game. When we have the ball we will try to create as many chances as possible,” he said in this press conference on Monday.

“The first match was hard fought by both teams but the result did not reflect what we deserved. The 3-2 scoreline means we have to go for the game.

“We are firmly convinced that we will turn the score around.”

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Pep Guardiola gives Kyle Walker injury update ahead of Real Madrid tie

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Manchester City captain Kyle Walker faces a late fitness test to see if he will be ready to face Real Madrid and Vinicius Jr in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.

The right-back has missed City’s last five games with an injury picked up in England’s defeat to Brazil last month, but returned to the bench in the 5-1 win over Luton on Saturday.

Manuel Akanji was given the task of facing Brazil winger Vinicius in last week’s first leg at the Bernabeu, as City and Real Madrid played out a 3-3 thriller.

Walker marked Vinicius out of the game as City defeated Real Madrid 4-0 at the Etihad in last season’s semi-finals, as Pep Guaridola’s side went on to win the Champions League for the first time.

Their match-up could be crucial again, and Guardiola hinted there is a chance Walker could start after the England international returned to training this week and was in good spirits ahead of the second leg.

Pep Guardiola gives Kyle Walker injury update ahead of Real Madrid tie

Remembering la remontada: Barcelona 6-1 Paris Saint-Germain

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Back in 2017, the Champions League saw one of its greatest-ever comebacks as Barcelona overturned a 4-0 first-leg deficit against PSG thanks to a 6-1 home win in a game that became known in Spain and France as ‘la Remontada’ - the comeback in Catalan.

Three years ago, The Independent’s Miguel Delaney took a look back on the historical feature and how it all played out:

Remembering la remontada: Barcelona 6-1 PSG

Head-to-head

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Barcelona’s first-leg victory narrowly pushed them ahead in the head-to-head record between both sides. The Spanish side have won five, while there have been four draws and four wins for PSG.

The last knockout tie between the two sides came in the 2020/21 tournament, where PSG won 5-2 on aggregate in the round of 16.

Xavi - ‘We are ready to suffer'

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Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the Barcelona boss said his side were ready to suffer as they look to reach their first Champions League semi-final since 2019.

“It’s going to be a major football war,” the Spaniard said. “We are not a team that speculates, we will want to take the ball away from PSG and win the game. Hopefully we’ll be at our best. They’re going to demand a lot from us.”

“We need our fans to be loud because PSG will make us suffer, there’s no doubt about it, and we have to be a team to beat them. All of us, together.”

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Lessons from the first leg

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Barcelona came from behind to claim a dramatic 3-2 first-leg win at Paris Saint-Germain in another thrilling night of Champions League quarter-final action.

After a bright PSG start, Barcelona took control of the tie and Raphinha scored his first Champions League goal when Gianluigi Donnarumma spilled Lamine Yamal’s cross.

PSG were booed off the pitch as the half-time whistle blew at the Parc des Princes but Luis Enrique switched his team’s shape and it led to a stunning turnaround immediately after the restart.

Ousmane Dembele struck a thunderous finish to equalise against his former club and with the momentum now with the hosts, Vitinha cut through Barcelona just two minutes later to give PSG the lead.

But there would be another dramatic comeback, as Raphinha connected with an exquisite volley to drag Barcelona level. Andreas Christensen then came off the bench to head the winner from a corner, giving Barcelona a narrow advantage ahead of the return leg next week.

Here’s what we learnt from the first leg in Paris:

Kylian Mbappe anonymous as Barcelona edge PSG in Champions League thriller

Pep Guardiola sends Man City fresh Champions League warning ahead of Real Madrid return

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Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to retain the hunger required to win the Champions League rather than being complacent because they lifted the trophy last season.

City face Real Madrid in the second leg of their quarter-final on Wednesday after securing a 3-3 draw in the Bernabeu last week, with manager Guardiola saying they should not feel under less pressure because they ended their long wait to become champions of Europe.

He said: “We need to feel the pressure that you don’t want to lose the game. If you think we have done it already, we will not have this piece of hunger to compete against these teams. It’s true that the fact we won it has made us feel better and more comfortable but we need the right energy. Our people at home will help us a lot.”

Pep Guardiola sends Man City fresh Champions League warning ahead of Real Madrid tie

Barcelona vs PSG tips: Champions League predictions, football odds & best bets

14:05 , Jamie Braidwood

It’s advantage Barcelona after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain, but if the history of this fixture is anything to go by, a second leg comeback on Tuesday can’t be ruled out (8pm, TNT Sports 1).

Football betting sites make Barca odds-on to qualify for the semi-finals after an impressive 3-2 win in Paris last week with a brace from the inspired Raphinha and a late Andreas Christensen goal settling matters in the Spaniards’ favour.

PSG have been pushed out to 3/1 in the Champions League odds to advance to the last four after an underwhelming first leg in which they looked defensively vulnerable, failing to protect a 2-1 lead given to them in the second half by goals from Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha.

Kylian Mbappe was kept remarkably quiet by Barca, receiving a 3/10 rating from French newspaper L’Equipe for his performance, and PSG coach Luis Enrique will hope for much better from his star man as he takes his current charges back to his old stomping ground.

Barcelona vs PSG tips: Champions League predictions, football odds & best bets

Barcelona vs PSG

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Predicted line-ups

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, Cubarsi, Cancelo; Gundogan, De Jong, Pedri; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha.

PSG XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Beraldo, Hernandez: Zaire-Emery, Vitinha, Ruiz; Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe.

Barcelona vs PSG: Early team news

14:02 , Jamie Braidwood

After a wonderful assist with virtually his first touch after returning from injury off the bench last week, Pedri may be promoted to Xavi’s starting side, particularly with Sergi Roberto and Andreas Christensen suspended. Gavi and Alejandro Balde are longer-term absentees.

Paris Saint-Germain welcome back Achraf Hakimi from suspension, which could lead to a defensive reshuffle. Luis Enrique may also consider starting Goncalo Ramos and Warren Zaire-Emery, both used as substitutes in the first leg.

Is Barcelona v PSG on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Champions League quarter-final

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When is Barcelona vs PSG?

Barcelona vs PSG is due to kick off at 8pm BST on Tuesday 16 April at the Estadi Olimpic.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on TNT Sports 1, with coverage on the channel from 7pm BST. Subscribers can stream the action via Discovery+.

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Welcome!

14:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Barcelona take a narrow advantage into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Catalan club secured a 3-2 win away from home last week, fighting back having fallen behind just after half-time.

But a chaotic encounter suggested there might well be more goals to come as the tie continues.

And PSG’s dynamic attack, who enjoyed a weekend off between the two legs, will fancy their chances of testing the hosts.

Here’s everything you need to know

Is Barcelona v PSG on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch