Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Review. FC Barcelona went away to face the tough side of PSG and could not get the job done. The fans are not showing a lot of hate on their team because they had an idea that this was coming. FC Barcelona needed to score 4 goals without conceding a single goal if they wanted to qualify for the next round.
This was nearly impossible and comebacks like these are not common at all. FC Barcelona managed to score only 1 goal against PSG. However, conceded one goal as well. PSG qualified to the Quarter Finals with 5 goals on aggregate. FC Barcelona has once again failed to create an impact in the Champions League competition.
Here is the Match Review of the game discussing the first half and the second half individually.
PSG VS FC BARCELONA MATCH REVIEW
FC Barcelona approached this game with the right mentality. The Blaugrana are in fine form and they showed it through their first-half play. The team proved to be too good for PSG. However, they were unlucky not to score a goal. PSG was chasing FC Barcelona’s shadows for almost the entire first half. However, Pochettino’s men also managed to not concede any goal and this is what hurt FC Barcelona the most.
Kylian Mbappe added fuel to the fire by converting a penalty. PSG gained the lead and went on 5 goals on aggregate which basically summed up the entire encounter. The comeback was never on for FC Barcelona despite a dominating performance. However, Kylian’s goal put an end to whatever hopes the fans had regarding this game. Still, Lionel Messi managed to create an impact in this game. The Argentinean scored the first and the only goal for FC Barcelona. He shot the ball outside the box and scored a screamer.
Keylor Navas had no chance against that shot from Messi and therefore, FC Barcelona was able to equalize 1-1. That was still not enough as FC Barcelona needed 4 more goals in order to make it to the next. FC Barcelona got a penalty after Antoine Griezmann was fouled inside the box. However, Keylor Navas proved to be better than Lionel Messi from the penalty spot. The PSG keeper correctly checked Messi’s shot and saved the penalty.
This was the last action from the first half. The team went inside the tunnel with a lot of disappointment. It was visible from their body language and the looks on their face.
FIRST HALF: PSG 1-1 FC BARCELONA
FC Barcelona was completely ineffective in the second half. PSG was fully focused on defending the lead and they did it perfectly. The entire team defended as a single unit and left FC Barcelona with no space to even try to score a goal. FC Barcelona tried its best to create a chance for them. However, PSG was too good for them.
The players got exhausted in a while and gave up hopes. It was almost impossible to score 4 goals against PSG in that half. The team was disappointed and it was visible from their body language. On the other side, PSG was the happier side and their energy levels elevated as the full-time approached.
In the end, FC Barcelona bid farewell to yet another Champions League campaign. The Blaugranas are desperate to do better in this competition. However, they will have to wait for one more year now in order to make hopes of doing well in the Champions League again.
FULL TIME: PSG 1-1 FC BARCELONA
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