FC Barcelona were made to sweat, but a goal from Pedro Rodríguez finally subdued Paris Saint-Germain FC and took them into a sixth consecutive UEFA Champions League semi-final – a tournament record.
Trailing to Javier Pastore's delightful breakaway strike early in the second half, the home side were forced to introduce Lionel Messi, still recovering from a thigh strain, from the bench. Nine minutes later the Argentinian had helped set up Pedro's thumping equaliser and Camp Nou could breathe again. Those two away goals in Paris had proved decisive.
We're very happy. Having managed to get the equaliser we deserved to go through. PSG are a great team and perhaps it took us a while to get into our rhythm at the start.
Pedro Rodríguez, Barcelona forward
We did everything we could to win this game. The players showed quality, character and bravery. I feel regret, but also pride.
Carlo Ancelotti, PSG coach
|1||Víctor Valdés (GK)||30||Sirigu (GK)|
|2||Daniel Alves||2||Thiago Silva (C)|
|6||Xavi Hernández (C)||17||Maxwell|
|18||Jordi Alba||28||Thiago Motta|
|13||Pinto (GK)||1||Douchez (GK)|
|19||Montoya||23||Van der Wiel|
|Tito Vilanova (ESP)||Carlo Ancelotti (ITA)|
|Björn Kuipers (NED)|