Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Barcelona (agg: 5-2)

Paris Saint-Germain resisted first-half pressure to earn a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes and eliminate Barcelona 5-2 on aggregate in their round of 16 tie.

Iran Press/EuropeBarcelona's purposeful opening was understandable given their 4-1 first-leg reverse and Keylor Navas was tested twice by Ousmane Dembélé early on. But they fell behind when Clément Lenglet clipped Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappé converted the resulting penalty for his fourth goal of the tie. 

Ronald Koeman's team responded impressively as Lionel Messi thumped in a glorious drive from distance and they would have led at the break had Navas not deflected the Argentinian's spot-kick against the bar after Layvin Kurzawa fouled Antoine Griezmann.

Mauricio Pochettino's men heeded that warning, though, and were far more compact after half-time, Marquinhos epitomizing their determination with a diving block to thwart Messi. A comeback never looked on the cards from that moment onwards as Barça's run of 13 straight quarter-final appearances came to a tame end.


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