Barcelona took a firm grip of their Champions League quarter final tie with PSG courtesy of an impressive 3-1 victory in the first leg at the Parc des Princes. The Catalan giants looked composed throughout and deservedly went in front on 18 minutes when Neymar finished smartly from Lionel Messi’s pass.
Indeed, Laurent Blanc will be sick of the sight of the Brazilian after he netted his third goal in as many games against the French outfit this season. Luis Suarez then took centre stage, slaloming his way beyond David Luiz and Marquinhos on the right before slotting in at the near post to make it two past the hour.
And the Uruguayan all-but sealed the tie when he completely bamboozled Luiz with a nutmeg before curving into the top corner 11 minutes from time. A deflected Gregory van der Wiel effort gave PSG a glimmer of hope moments later but in truth their dream of reaching the last four is over already as they face a surely insurmountable task at the Nou Camp.