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

Barcelona 1-4 PSG (4-6 agg): PSG will know face Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals

Ben Fleming
Tuesday 16 April 2024 23:01 BST
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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


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

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

Kylian Mbappe led his team to victory over Barcelona as Dortmund overcame a one-goal deficit against Atletico Madrid

Mike Jones16 April 2024 22:55

That’s all for today

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...

Ben Fleming16 April 2024 23:01

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

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.

Ben Fleming16 April 2024 22:55

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

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.”

Ben Fleming16 April 2024 22:47

PSG boss Luis Enrique speaking to TNT Sports

“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.”

Ben Fleming16 April 2024 22:38

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

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.”

Ben Fleming16 April 2024 22:36

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

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.”

Ben Fleming16 April 2024 22:31

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

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.

(Getty Images)
Ben Fleming16 April 2024 22:28

In tonight’s other tie

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.

Ben Fleming16 April 2024 22:23

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

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.”

Ben Fleming16 April 2024 22:17

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