On February 14 of 2017, Paris Saint-Germain hosted Barcelona at the Parc des Princes for their 1st leg Champions League 16 – tie.
This match was one of the most surprising encounters as the French team was able to come out on top with a 4-0 triumph.
Barcelona was performing in full force with the likes of: Messi, Suarez, Neymar and Iniesta as their main attacking force but they failed to score a single goal and now the Spanish club has the task of coming back from a 4 goal deficit which has never been done before.
Paris Saint-Germain was clearly outplaying Barcelona throughout the entire match and it was pretty evident in the scoreboard as the home team scored 2 goals in each half.
Even though no team has ever managed to come back from 4 goals in the 1st leg of a Champions League tie, the head coach of Paris Saint-GermainUnai Emery still thinks that Barcelona has enough talented and capable players to make resurgence as the 45 year old manager of Paris Saint-Germain said:
“The only feeling I have is that the team had huge effort, and it paid off if we consider the great work of Barcelona and also, thanks to the great talent of our players and their ability to respond. We proved something today but I will keep on playing the same respect to Barcelona. The message to the dressing room and to the squad is clear; we still have 90 minutes to go. We know we will suffer in Barcelona, we know it will be a long 90 minutes.”
The 2nd leg of the Champions League tie between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will be taking place in a few weeks on March 8 in the home turf of the Spanish club in Camp Nou and Lionel Messi along with the rest of his squad will have to make one of their best performances ever in order for Barcelona to reach the quarter-finals.