Spanish giants Barcelona booked a place in the quarter-final stage of the UEFA Champions League with an emphatic 6-1 win over French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, March 8.
The win overturned a 4-0 first leg loss suffered by the former champions in Paris on February 14.
Goals from the Blaugrana striking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez contributed to the win.
The Catalans began the onslaught in the third minute with Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez finding the back of the net.
An own goal by Layvin Kurzawa after a fine work by captain Andres Iniesta in the 40th minute saw the Spaniards go on break with a halved deficit.
A second half penalty converted by Lionel Messi in the 50th minute put Barcelona in pole position to cancel the first leg loss.
But things were made difficult by Edinson Cavani, who pulled one back for the French side.
However, Brazilian playmaker Neymar converted a penalty with a few minutes to go while Sergi Roberto finished it off for Barcelona, putting the score at 6-1 at the blast of the referee’s final whistle.
By the result, Barcelona become the first side in the League to overturn a 4-0 first leg loss to qualify from the Round of 16.
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