PSG continued their good form at home as theydefeated Barcelona 3-2 at the Parc Des Princes despite the big names (Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Thiago Silva) missing from the line up. Laurent Blanc’s men gave a splendid account of themselves in front of the 46,400 fans who were dissappointed when their team drew 1-1 at Ajax on Match Day 1. Barcelona entered the match as favourites but were held back by a superioir PSG side who were on the front-foot from the Kick-Off. Their attacking mindset gave the home side an early lead(10th minute) from a set piece which was converted by a special display of control from David Luiz and finish was something spectacular. Barcelona replied immediately in the very next minute and it was none other than the maestro himself Lionel Messi equalizing for barcelona and equalizing Ronaldo for 68 UCL goals moving a step ahead to break another record of 71 UCL goals (Raul).
As the match progressed PSG were hard to contain and nearly 15 minutes after Barca’s Equalizer PSG again found a break-through and yet another set-piece added to Barca’s misery as Marcos Verrati scored a header from a corner to give the home side a 2-1 advantage. Match continued in the same fashion and Barca’s possession was reduced to 60% by the half-time mark.The teams went in at half time with PSG leading Barcelona 2-1 and seems like Luiz Enrique has a lot to talk to his players.
Second half began with Barcelona’s dominance but the home side bagged one more goal crushing the visitors chances of any comeback as Blaise Matuidi left footed shot put the home side 3-1 up but their joy was short-lived as Barcelona strike back with just 2 minutes gone from a superb Neymar finish to put Barcelona back into the game. The match was getting intense which took it’s toll on the players when Luiz Enrique decided to put his final trump cards (Munir, Xavi and Sandro) into the game, but luck was not on Enrique’s side as Munir’s shot was deflected off the outside of the post in the 85th minute and Iniesta and Sandro firing wide and a heart stopping save of a Jordi Alba shot denying the catalans an equalizer was the moment of the match. In the end a spectacular performance from Balnc’s men saw PSG emerged 3-2 winners in what we would say was a nail-biting encounter.