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Quarter-finals, First leg

PSG - Barcelona
2-2

PSG - Barcelona 2-2 - 02/04/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Last-gasp Matuidi gives PSG hope against Barça

Published: Tuesday 2 April 2013, 23.00CET
Last-gasp Matuidi gives PSG hope against Barça 
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Blaise Matuidi's last-gasp equaliser clinched a draw for Paris Saint-Germain FC at the end of a pulsating UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against FC Barcelona.

Tito Vilanova's team thought they had won the game when Xavi Hernández restored their lead with an ice-cool 89th-minute penalty, but the French outfit kept on battling and drew level again in added time as Matuidi latched onto Zlatan Ibrahimović's lay-off to score left-footed. Lionel Messi had opened the scoring on 38 minutes before departing injured, only for Ibrahimović to equalise 11 minutes from time and set up a grandstand finish. 

Match in 5

  • Matuidi levels with last kick after Xavi's late penalty
  • Messi's opener is his eighth of campaign
  • PSG now unbeaten in 24 European home matches
  • Barça have won three of last 15 away knockout ties
  • Messi, Mascherano injuries sour Blaugrana night

Reaction

We missed a few good chances but we're in a better position than we were at 2-1 and there is no reason why we can't go there and get a result.

David Beckham, PSG midfielder

David Beckham, PSG midfielder

It's a pity we finished like that, conceding at the death. It leaves a bitter taste, but this is a knockout tie and it’s not a bad result away from home.

Andrés Iniesta, Barcelona midfielder

Andrés Iniesta, Barcelona midfielder

 

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Match statistics

PSG
Barcelona

2

Goals scored

2

0

Possession (%)

0

12

Total attempts

15

7

Attempts on target

8

5

Attempts off target

7

2

Attempts blocked

3

1

Attempts against woodwork

0

4

Corners

7

5

Offsides

1

4

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Xavi Hernández's late penalty seemed to have earned Barcelona a lead to defend in the second leg, but Blaise Matuidi levelled with the last kick of the game, providing an appropriately dramatic finish to a highly entertaining affair.
  • Goal
    90+4
    Matuidi (PSG) scores!
    Incredible stuff! Blaise Matuidi equalises on the night, firing a low effort from Zlatan Ibrahimović's knock-down past Víctor Valdés, who was wrong-footed by a deflection off Marc Bartra.
  • Goal
    89
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) scores from the penalty spot.
    Xavi Hernández strokes the ball into the bottom-right corner, sending the keeper the wrong way.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Sirigu (PSG) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Ibrahimović (PSG) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • PSG

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Barcelona, 10 April 2013, 1-1
  • Barcelona

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v PSG, 10 April 2013, 1-1
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