PSG vs Barcelona LIVE: Champions League result and final score after five-goal thriller in Paris

Raphinha scored twice to help Barcelona secure a 3-2 win at Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Barca dominated proceedings early on against the French side still looking for a first Champions League crown and led through a Raphinha strike in the 37th minute.

However, PSG piled on the pressure after the break and levelled in the 48th minute through a stunning Ousmane Dembele strike into the top corner before going ahead when Vitinha stroked the ball in two minutes later.

But Raphinha’s deft volley in the 62nd minute brought the match level again, before Andreas Christensen headed in from a corner 13 minutes from time to give the Spanish side a narrow advantage going into next week’s second leg.

Follow live updates in tonight’s match blog, below, and get the latest odds and tips, here.

PSG vs Barcelona LIVE: Latest Champions League updates

  • PSG host Barcelona in Champions League, live on TNT Sports 1

  • 79’ GOAL! Another remarkable comeback as Christensen heads Barca in front (PSG 2-3 BAR)

  • 62’ GOAL! Pedri makes instant impact to set up stunning Raphinha volley (PSG 2-2 BAR)

  • 51’ GOAL! Stunning turnaround in Paris as Vitinha cuts through Barcelona (PSG 2-1 BAR)

  • 49’ GOAL! Dembele scores rocket after half time to equalise against former club (PSG 1-1 BAR)

  • 38’ GOAL! Raphinha scores first Champions League goal after Donnarumma spill (PSG 0-1 BAR)

  • 20’ OFF THE LINE! Mendes keeps out Lewandowski header as Barcelona go close (PSG 0-0 BAR)

Kylian Mbappe anonymous as Barcelona edge PSG in Champions League thriller

22:08 , Jamie Braidwood

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 learned from another thrilling night of Champions League action:

Kylian Mbappe anonymous as Barcelona edge PSG in Champions League thriller

And PSG manager Luis Enrique has his say

22:23 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“It was a pity. I think we started the match properly, but after we conceded the goal, it was a bit disappointing. The second half started the best way for us, we could have scored a third. It’s a result that is a pity for us but we still have the spirit to go to Barcelona to win.

“Sometimes you have to change things. We created more chances. The team was at a high level in that moment of the match, but Barcelona are a good team.

“We’ll have to play as a team and try to overcome Barcelona. We are going to go with the best attitude and commitment to try to win the match.”

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Barcelona boss Xavi speaks to TNT Sports after his side’s win

22:21 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“It is a big win. Playing away in the Champions League is always a big win. We did really well, especially in defence, everyone worked for the team. The wingers helped a lot. We defended Mbappe so well with Kounde and Ronald Araujo.

“I’m very happy and very proud of the team. But it’s just half of the work. The game in Barcelona will be difficult because Paris Saint-Germain are one of the best teams in Europe.

“We have to be proud [of our youngsters]. Players from La Masia have more commitment. We are a new Barca and in a good place, I think. It’s a small advantage, so now we will recover well for the home second leg.”

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Meanwhile in Madrid...

22:01 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Atletico take a 2-1 aggregate advantage through to the second leg. Borussia Dortmund were much, much better after the interval and came close to an equaliser in stoppage time:

FT: PSG 2-3 Barcelona

21:57 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Given how open that second half was particularly, though, you’d imagine we’ll have at least a goal or two more at the Olympic Stadium next week. Barcelona travel to Cadiz between the legs; PSG, perhaps usefully, have a weekend off Ligue 1 action.

FT: PSG 2-3 Barcelona

21:55 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Another corking first leg in this fine week of Champions League action. Barcelona take a slender lead into their home half of the tie, Andreas Christensen’s header earning an advantage in a helter-skelter second half. Paris Saint-Germain had turned the game around early in the second half, two goals in quick succession putting Luis Enrique’s side in front after Raphinha had opened the scoring just before half-time.

But a delicious pass from Pedri set up the Brazilian for a second before Christensen capitalsied on a corner to leave the Catalans in the ascendancy.


21:52 , Harry Latham-Coyle

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PSG 2-3 Barcelona, 90 + 2 minutes

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PSG work the ball right and then left in search of an opening, but Barcelona have bodies in the way. Ousmane Dembele lifts the ball high into the air and Goncalo Ramos pursues hopefully, but it’s overhit and a simple one for Marc-Andre ter Stegen to settle belief.

Kylian Mbappe sends the ball forward with greater pace and purpose, his shot deflected behind. The corner, though, is tame, and again lands in Ter Stegen’s hands.

PSG 2-3 Barcelona, 90 minutes

21:48 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Bradley Barcola pulls the ball back in the direction of Goncalo Ramos and Ousmane Dembele, though it is Joao Cancelo best placed to pick it up, the full-back clearing.

Four additional minutes.

PSG 2-3 Barcelona, 88 minutes

21:47 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A cynical foul from Andreas Christensen on Warren Zaire-Emery. Like Sergi Roberto, his booking means he’ll miss the second leg, which will leave Xavi a little short of midfield options.

PSG 2-3 Barcelona, 87 minutes

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A glimpse of goal for Ousmane Dembele, but he starts his effort a long way outside the far corner and can’t exert the movement on the ball required to bring it back.

PSG 2-3 Barcelona, 86 minutes

21:44 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Here is Ramos, replacing Fabian Ruiz as Luis Enrique throws on a fourth forward in search of an equaliser.

Fermin Lopez joins Barcelona’s youth movement - Ilkay Gundogan trudges to the touchline to be replaced.

PSG 2-3 Barcelona, 83 minutes

21:41 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Pedri hurls himself in the way of a Fabian Ruiz shot, legs together and resolute.

Goncalo Ramos will soon be with us.

PSG 2-3 Barcelona, 81 minutes

21:40 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The contingent of travelling Barcelona fans make themselves heard, a clutch of chanting Catalans urging their side on.

GOAL! PSG 2-3 Barcelona (Andreas Christensen, 77 minutes)

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And Andreas Christensen strikes immediately!

Xavi beams on the touchline - he’s nailed his alterations tonight! Ilkay Gundogan swings in a curling corner that arcs into the PSG six-yard box. Gianluigi Donnarumma remains rooted after that early scare where he came but couldn’t claim, leaving Christensen to jump against an overmatched Warren Zaire-Emery. Barcelona lead again!

PSG 2-2 Barcelona, 75 minutes

21:35 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Another double substitution from Xavi as both managesrs assess their options. Raphinha’s night is done, Ferran Torres on in the Barcelona front three, while Andreas Christensen replaces Frenkie de Jong in midfield.

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PSG 2-2 Barcelona, 75 minutes

21:33 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Off the post! Vitinha slips in Ousmane Dembele, who opens his body beautifully and bids for the far corner. Not quite enough curl - a flick of the upright and away!

PSG 2-2 Barcelona, 73 minutes

21:32 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Pedri and Raphinha combine again, teeing up Joao Felix. 25 yards, curling inside the post...but grasped firmly by Gianluigi Donnarumma at hip height to his left.

PSG 2-2 Barcelona, 71 minutes

21:30 , Harry Latham-Coyle

For a first leg, and much like last night’s games, this feels funnily frantic. Bradley Barcola latches on to a through ball past Ronald Araujo but dallies with his finish, ensuring that Araujo can slide in to block at full stretch.

PSG 2-2 Barcelona, 70 minutes

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Indeed the Brazilian does, shooting low and wide of the wall and thus in a comfortable position for Gianluigi Donarumma to save.

PSG 2-2 Barcelona, 68 minutes

21:28 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Kylian Mbappe beats three men in quick succession, snaking between the yellow shirts, but Bradley Barcola is dealt with by Joao Cancelo as he tries to keep the flow of the move.

Ooh - Vitinha clips the heels of Robert Lewandowski as Barcelona switch the field. No booking, though - Anthony Taylor waves a couple of protesting visiting players away. The free kick is in a good position - Raphinha might fancy this...

PSG 2-2 Barcelona, 65 minutes

21:24 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A booking for Vitinha as Anthony Taylor whistles for a foul. Barcelona spring an attack soon after but Nuno Mendes is across in front of Ilkay Gundogan before the midfielder can size up a shot.

GOAL! PSG 2-2 Barcelona (Raphinha, 62 minutes)

21:20 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Instant impact!

A simply sublime pass from Pedri! He’s barely been on the pitch a minute as the midfielder turns inside the PSG half, urging a teammate to make a run, Raphinha comes from out-to-in and bursts into a central area between defence and goalkeeper, the back four’s relatively withdrawn position necessitating a perfect pass.

But Pedri provides exactly that, clipping marvellously over the top. Raphinha is simply obliged to finish it off, using the outside of his boot to beat Gianluigi Donnarumma and square affairs.

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PSG 2-1 Barcelona, 59 minutes

21:19 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Kang-in Lee takes a tumble in the Barcelona box, but has lost control of the ball before Joao Cancelo’s challenge.

That’s Lee’s last act - Warren Zaire-Emery is the latest talented teenager into the action.

A double switch for Barcelona: Joao Felix and a returning Pedri replace Lamine Yamal and Sergi Roberto.

PSG 2-1 Barcelona, 57 minutes

21:16 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Barcelona are battling to stay in this first leg. PSG are riding a wave of noise from the home fans, Ronald Araujo twice blocking in a timely manner as the hosts threaten again. It appears Xavi is readying a change or two.

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PSG 2-1 Barcelona, 55 minutes

21:13 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A flick of the fingers and off the crossbar! It’s all gone helter-skelter in Paris, Bradley Barcola careering forward and forcing Marc-Andre ter Stegen to tip o’er the top.

PSG 2-1 Barcelona, 53 minutes

21:12 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Nearly a leveller for Barcelona instantly! It’s a golden opportunity for Robert Lewandowski, one he’d normally gobble up. A floated cross is ripe to be attacked but Lewandowki is almost over-eager in doing so, turning his head to direct the ball goalwards before it has arrived. The header goes awry as the Pole clangs to the floor.

GOAL! PSG 2-1 Barcelona (Vitinha, 51 minutes)

21:08 , Harry Latham-Coyle

And just like that...

What a turnaround! The Parc des Princes is jumping and PSG are in front! Barcelona are dragged all out of shape as PSG play intricately up the left, Fabian Ruiz’s cute little pass sending Vitinha rushing on. The Portuguese midfielder finishes smartly past Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who picks the ball out of the back of his net for a second time in a matter of minutes.

GOAL! PSG 1-1 Barcelona (Ousmane Dembele, 49 minutes)

21:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A stunning equaliser from Ousmane Dembele!

What a hit! Sweet as sugar from Dembele. The ball bounces his way ater Kylian Mbappe gets to the byline and cuts back. Dembele eschews a shooting opportunity on his right foot to instead load a rifle on his left, a bullet beating Marc-Andre ter Stegen for pace and nearly tearing the net from the goalframe. PSG are level!

PSG 0-1 Barcelona, 47 minutes

21:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Bradley Barcola has gone out to the right of PSG’s frontline, with Ousmane Dembele now taking up a more central position.

Vitinha launches an effort from range that troubles the patrons beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s goal.

Second half

21:03 , Harry Latham-Coyle

In Paris, meanwhile, there’s a change to tell you about - young Bradley Barcola has replaced Marco Asensio. Barcelona as they were before the oranges.

HT: PSG 0-1 Barcelona

21:02 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Down in Madrid, Atletico are well on top against Borussia Dortmund, 2-0 up with Antoine Griezmann pulling the strings.

HT: PSG 0-1 Barcelona

20:52 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A nip-and-tuck half but Barcelona will be much the happier, threatening more and more as it went on and ahead in the tie thanks to Raphinha’s goal. Their defence has settled in after a slightly loose start, 17-yaer-old Pau Cubarsi impressive on the biggest night of his career and Jules Kounde handling fellow Frenchman Kylian Mbappe well.


20:48 , Harry Latham-Coyle

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PSG 0-1 Barcelona, 45 + 1 minutes

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Raphinha shakes off Lucas Hernandez and searches for a teammate, Robert Lewandowski and Lamine Yamal lagging a little in offering their support. Yamal is eventually found but plants his curling effort into the stands.

PSG 0-1 Barcelona, 45 minutes

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Into two added minutes at the end of the half.

PSG 0-1 Barcelona, 44 minutes

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A backheel from Lamine Yamal crawls to Sergi Roberto, meaning the midfielder’s cross is more hurried than he’d like. Robert Lewandowski nonetheless takes it with aplomb on his chest, though had strayed offside.

PSG 0-1 Barcelona, 42 minutes

20:42 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Barcelona are doing a pretty good job of keeping Kylian Mbappe handled, the French star sprinting in behind but unable to turn and fire from an acute angle before he is swarmed.

PSG 0-1 Barcelona, 40 minutes

20:41 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It was a bit of desperate dive at the ball from Donnarumma with Robert Lewandowski waiting to tap in, but you do wonder if the PSG goalkeeper could have done better here.

GOAL! PSG 0-1 Barcelona (Raphinha, 37 minutes)

20:37 , Harry Latham-Coyle

A first Champions League goal for Raphinha and Barcelona are ahead!

You just felt like the Brazilian was going to take one of his chances soon enough. Robert Lewandowski drops deep into his own half but spins intelligently to breach the PSG press, leaving their defensive four in retreat. Lamine Yamal is used on the right edge, the youngster fizzing in a cross which a sliding Gianluigi Donnarumma is unable to cut out.

The bouncing ball still requires finishing with a couple of PSG defenders hurrying to form a protective barrier on the line, but Raphinha plants with precision into the top corner to put his side in front.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 36 minutes

20:36 , Harry Latham-Coyle

PSG launch a counter-attack at speed, which is ended by Sergi Roberto’s rugby tackle. The Barcelona skipper is booked and will miss the second leg.

Possession is exactly even so far. It’s been a nicely balanced half.

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PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 33 minutes

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Now Marquinhos and Lucas Hernandez get themselves in a muddle, the former heading into the latter’s back to concede a slightly soft corner.

Neat! A clever set-piece routine sends Raphinha cantering on to the ball but the winger can’t pierce the bodies between him and the goal.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 31 minutes

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Gianluigi Donnarumma is wobbling a little here, a wayward pass under limited pressure almost granting Barcelona a chance.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 28 minutes

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Kang-in Lee does get a shot away soon after, Marc-Andre ter Stegen bashing away. Kylian Mbappe is wiped out by Joao Cancelo as he tried to follow up, but Mbappe was offside at the time of Lee’s strike - a quick VAR check clears Cancelo of a serious offence that would necessitate a red card.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 27 minutes

20:29 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Ousmane Dembele tries to connect with Kylian Mbappe, pulling out to the edge of the area and in fine shooting position, but Sergi Roberto nips in to deny the French forward the opportunity.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 23 minutes

20:24 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Top save! No-one is helping Gianluigi Donnarumma out here, the Italian sprawling to his left to tip Raphinha’s scudding shot past the post.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 20 minutes

20:21 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Off the line! Gianluigi Donnarumma charges out to try and punch the set piece, but doesn’t get there, leaving him rather grateful for the fast-thinking Nuno Mendes, who scrambles back to hook Robert Lewandowski’s looping header away.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 19 minutes

20:20 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Lovely feet from Nuno Mendes, almost apparating through Jules Kounde. Ronald Araujo steps across to block Mendes’ drive.

That’s good from Barcelona, too. A nice passing move creates a bit of open space for Raphinha to run into, Marquinhos closing down his compatriot and blockingn behind.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 15 minutes

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Ousmane Dembele’s speculative shot deflects away for a third PSG corner of these opening skirmishes. Marc-Andre ter Stegen claims in relative comfort.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 13 minutes

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Barcelona aren’t happy as Lucas Beraldo dives into a tackle on Raphinha that leaves the Brazilian down in some discomfort. Anthony Taylor waves play on, and Beraldo is perhaps lucky not to be booked, the defender late and lunging from behind.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 10 minutes

20:11 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Marco Asensio rolls the ball inside and hits with his left boot, a familiar curve on his effort as he cuts in. But he starts it too close to Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who pats it down and gathers on the hop.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 9 minutes

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There’s real zip and ambition to this game so far. Barcelona’s high line is breached by Ousmane Dembele, who rattles a cross against a pair of retreating legs to win another corner.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 6 minutes

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A huge chance for Raphina but Gianluigi Donnarumma denies him! Route one football from Barcelona, a straight forward hoist left alone by Robert Lewandowski to ensure that his Brazilian teammate can charge on to it. Raphina gets to the bouncing ball first but can’t progress beyond a sliding Donnarumma, who’d have been kippered if not for a vital touch on the ball. His defenders help the PSG goalkeeper out to complete the defensive job.

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PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 5 minutes

20:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Nuno Mendes twists and turns beyond Lamine Yamal, firing a ball in to Kylian Mbappe, who improvises a volleyed finish. No dice - a few yards wide of Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s left post.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 4 minutes

20:04 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Kang-in Lee sends Ousmane Dembele onwards after Barcelona concede possession on halfway, but Joao Cancelo times his challenge perfectly to prevent Demble gathering a head of steam. But it’s all a little loose from the visitors so far, another turnover of the ball allowing PSG to build another attack.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 3 minutes

20:03 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Joao Cancelo rises at the front stick to prevent the delivery finding a home head. A bright start, though, from PSG, building a little bit of early pressure.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 2 minutes

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Fabian Ruiz wins a flick-on at the front post, earning PSG the night’s first corner as Pau Dubarsi heads behind.

PSG 0-0 Barcelona, 1 minute

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As expected, it looks to be Marquinhos at right back for PSG, with Marco Asensio in a false nine role and both Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele getting early touches on the wings. Dembele is fouled wide on the right 30 yards from goal.


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The hosts get things underway in Paris.

PSG vs Barcelona

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Out into the Paris night the players come, Robert Lewandowski slow to emerge, the veteran striker’s eyes fixed in steely focus.

Time for action.

PSG vs Barcelona

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It’s an English officiating team tonight, Anthony Taylor overseeing affairs with the whistle and Stuart Attwell on VAR duties.

PSG vs Barcelona

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Righty ho then. What hope of this living up to the high bar set by yesterday’s first legs? These two flawed sides feel capable of chaos, but you wonder if avoiding being out of the tie may be the primary objective.

PSG vs Barcelona

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How will PSG set up?

19:40 , Harry Latham-Coyle

PSG have left both Goncalo Ramos and Randal Kolo Muani on the bench, perhaps hoping to spring Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele in behind. A start for Marco Asensio is something of a surprise but the ex-Real Madrid man should offer creativity.

A huge night for Pau Cubarsi

19:32 , Harry Latham-Coyle

There’s so much of intrigue tonight, but how about the story of Pau Cubarsi, who becomes the youngest defender to start a Champions League quarter-final. Barely 17, the centre-half has shot to prominence this year and was so impressive in the round of 16 second leg against Napoli - but dealing with Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele will represent a considerable test.

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Tonight’s other tie

19:24 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Down in the Spanish capital, meanwhile, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are readying themselves for Champions League combat in a fixture that represents a lost era, as Miguel Delaney explains:

Why Atletico vs Dortmund represents the Champions League’s lost era

Two Barcelona greats on the touchline

19:15 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Luis Enrique and Xavi will reunite in the technical area tonight, two Barcelona midfield greats on opposite sides in this tie. The pair are former colleagues, of course, Enrique engineering a treble in 2015 with Xavi still a key cog at the Catalan club.

Enrique pricked the ears up of the Spanish press when he suggested yesterday that he represented the values of Barcelona better than their current coach.

“I represent the Barca way better, although others may have different opinions,” said Enrique ahead of tonight’s first leg. “Just look at all the stats and the trophies won.

“I have to say that I don’t know Xavi at all as a coach, only as a team-mate and as a player because I worked with him.

“I know Barca very well and I know their players but I don’t know if that is an advantage or not. Emotionally this means a lot to me because of my experiences there.”

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Team news - Paris-Saint Germain

19:06 , Harry Latham-Coyle

With Achraf Hakimi absent, It appears that club captain Marquinhos may be deployed on the right of PSG’s back four.

PSG XI: Donnarumma; Marquinhos, Beraldo, Lucas Hernandez, Nuno Mendes; Fabian Ruiz, Vitinha, Kang in Lee; Asensio, Mbappe, Dembele.

Team news - Barcelona

18:53 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Frenkie de Jong is fit to start in midfield for Barcelona, with Pedri back among the substitutes.

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

PSG vs Barcelona

18:50 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Security will be tight at the Parc des Princes tonight after terrorist threats made earlier in the week.

French police up security and tow away cars at PSG stadium after Isis threats

Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona

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On to tonight, then, and a familiar fixture that has given us a couple of classic Champions League moments. Remember 2017? Miguel Delaney does.

Remembering la remontada: Barcelona 6-1 PSG

Real Madrid must call on Champions League know-how at Etihad – Federico Valverde

18:35 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Federico Valverde admits Real Madrid will need to draw on all their Champions League-winning experience to see off Manchester City in the quarter-finals.

The two clubs, meeting in the knockout stages for the third successive season, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the first leg of their last-eight tie at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

The competition’s record 14-time winners now face a tough battle to see off the holders at the Etihad Stadium.

City have not lost in 30 Champions League outings at home in a sequence stretching back to September 2018 and thrashed Real 4-0 at the ground last year.

Valverde, who secured the draw with a fine late volley, said: “There’s always a first time.

“You always have to believe, to have conviction, us especially. We are the first to believe it can be done.

“We have to work hard, every player has to give everything in every ball and if we all pull in the same direction I think we can do it.

“It’s very even. We’re two of the best in the Champions League. They have that plus of playing at home, but we’re going to fight, as we always do.

“We have lots of players who have won five Champions Leagues. We have to make that count.”

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Rodri admits he needs a break during Manchester City’s run-in

18:27 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Managing minutes will be a key, though, for Pep Guardiola in a hectic run-in as Mancheter City bid to defend both their domestic and continental crowns.

I do need a rest – Rodri admits he needs a break during Man City’s run-in

Phil Foden injury update as Pep Guardiola reveals reason for late substitution

18:20 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Manchester City appeared to suffer an injury blow late on, but Phil Foden and Pep Guardiola allayed fears last night that the England international had sustained a serious issue.

Phil Foden injury update as Pep Guardiola reveals reason for late substitution

The Pep Guardiola switch that sparked Man City and Real Madrid’s Champions League epic

18:10 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Last night’s other tie was no less dramatic, Real Madrid and Manchester City contesting a six-goal thriller. Richard Jolly was there.

The Pep Guardiola switch that sparked Man City and Real Madrid’s epic

Harry Kane using domestic disappointment to fuel Bayern’s Champions League bid

17:55 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Harry Kane says the bitter pill of Bayern Munich’s doomed Bundesliga title defence and the prospect of a Wembley final is fuelling his desire for Champions League glory.

Former Tottenham star Kane returned to haunt familiar foes Arsenal by converting a first-half penalty in Tuesday evening’s thrilling quarter-final first leg which ended tantalisingly poised at 2-2.

Bayern’s 11-season run as German champions could be over before next week’s return match with the Gunners as unbeaten runaway leaders Bayer Leverkusen sit 16 points clear with only 18 left to play for.

Harry Kane using domestic disappointment to fuel Bayern’s Champions League bid

Should Harry Kane have been sent-off against Arsenal? The Independent sports team have their say

17:45 , Harry Latham-Coyle

There were a couple of moments of contention in the encounter, with an apparent elbow from Harry Kane dominating the discussion in some quarters. The Independent’s team of football writers assembled to have their say on the incident.

Should Harry Kane have been sent-off against Arsenal?

Experience almost beat naive exuberance - but have Bayern Munich missed their shot?

17:30 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The draw leaves the tie evenly poised ahead of the reverse leg, which Bayern will be pretty pleased about. But, given their inconsistent season, could last night have been a missed opportunity?

Experience almost beat naive exuberance but have Bayern missed their shot?

Last night’s action

17:20 , Harry Latham-Coyle

We’ll get to tonight’s action in a bit, but first we will look back on yesterday and a hectic evening of Champions League fun. Miguel Delaney was at the Emirates to try to make sense of Arsenal against Bayern Munich:

Arsenal’s Champions League lesson reveals true Bayern Munich quality

Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona tips: Champions League predictions, betting odds & free bets

17:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona both received a boost to their Champions League ambitions by being placed in the supposedly softer side of the draw for the latter stages, but only one can advance from their blockbuster quarter-final tie.

The two giants of European football have seen their Champions League odds both to win the title and reach the final slashed after avoiding the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Bayern Munich until potentially the final.

PSG are favourites with football betting sites to emerge from this side of the draw and the majority of betting apps make them odds-on to win Wednesday’s first leg of the quarter-final tie (8pm, TNT Sports 1).

Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona tips: Champions League predictions, betting odds & free bets

Predicted line-ups

17:04 , Jamie Braidwood

PSG XI: Donnarumma; Zaire-Emery, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Mendes; Lee, Ugarte, Vitinha; Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Cubarsi, Araujo, Cancelo; Gundogan, Christensen, Lopez; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Early team news

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Achraf Hakimi is suspended for the first leg after picking up a third caution of the competition against Real Sociedad. Nordi Mukiele may have deputised on the right side of defence but suffered a head injury at the weekend, while Presnel Kimpembe remains out.

Gavi and Alejandro Balde are Barcelona’s longer-term absentees, but Frenkie de Jong, Pedri and Andreas Christensen are nearing returns from their own injury issues. All three have travelled to Paris, but De Jong and Pedri face late fitness tests.

How can I watch PSG vs Barcelona?

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When is PSG vs Barcelona?

The first leg of the Champions League quarter-final is due to kick off at 8pm BST on Wednesday 10 April at the Parc des Princes.

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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Good evening

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Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona meet in another significant European fixture as the pair vie for a place in the Champions League semi-finals.

The two sides are regular foes in this competition, most memorably in 2017, when the Catalan club produced an extraordinary second leg comeback.

PSG beat La Liga opposition to reach the last eight, felling Real Sociedad, though were surprisingly held in a top-against-bottom Ligue 1 encounter with Clermont Foot at the weekend.

Barcelona, meanwhile, bested Napoli to make the quarter-finals. Here’s everything you need to know.

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