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PSG v Barcelona live – Champions League quarter-final latest as Christensen heads Xavi’s side in front


Barcelona came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 at the Parc des Princes to take a one-goal advantage into their Champions League quarter-final second leg in Catalonia.

Raphinha put Barca into a one-goal lead on 37 minutes as he curled an effort into the net which had been vacated by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

But PSG provided a stunning turnaround with two goals in three minutes immediately after half-time as Ousmane Dembele fired home before Vitinha scored his maiden Champions League goal to put the hosts ahead.

Spearheaded by a double change on the hour mark, Barca drew level as Raphinha scored his second, latching onto Pedri’s excellent ball just a minute after his introduction.

Another substitute, Andreas Christensen, completed the turnaround as Barca take an advantage for their home second leg – a feat they have not achieved in their last two attempts.

PSG will rue missed chances as Bradley Barcola and Dembele both saw efforts denied by the woodwork, and PSG boss Luis Enrique will be hoping to perform a comeback akin to the one he masterminded as Barca boss in 2017, which knocked out the Paris club in the last 16.



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