PSG vs Barcelona match report: David Luiz and Marco Verratti score first goals in win against Barca

Paris Saint-Germain 3 Barcelona 2

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David Luiz and midfielder Marco Verratti scored their first goals for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-2 win over Barcelona in a Champions League Group F encounter on Tuesday.

Luiz put PSG ahead in the 10th minute, with Lionel Messi equalising two minutes later. Poor Barcelona defending allowed Verratti - one of the smallest players on the pitch - to drift in unmarked to head PSG ahead again in the 26th.

Midfielder Blaise Matuidi finished off a fine move to give PSG a 3-1 lead in the 54th but Barcelona's Brazilian star Neymar replied in the 56th, again exposing PSG's defensive vulnerability after the euphoria of scoring.

Barcelona almost equalized in the 85th when Munir El Haddadi struck the base of the post.

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