Mbappe scores a double as PSG defeats Barcelona 4-1 to reach UCL Semi-Final

Mbappe scores a double as PSG defeats Barcelona 4-1 to reach UCL Semi-Final
Soccer Football - Champions League - Quarter Final - Second Leg - FC Barcelona v Paris St Germain - Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, Barcelona, Spain - April 16, 2024 Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Juan Medina

Hey sports fans, let’s dive into a football fiesta! Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) turned up the heat in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, dishing out a spicy 4-1 defeat to Barcelona. Tuesday’s match was nothing short of a rollercoaster!

The showdown started with Barcelona’s Raphinha sneaking in an early goal. But oh, the drama unfolded when Ronald Araujo from Barca got the red card in the 29th minute—talk about a plot twist! This opened the floodgates, and PSG, not ones to miss an opportunity, started their goal fest.

The game was a seesaw of emotions as Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha squared things up, setting the perfect stage for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe to shine. With a dazzling double, Mbappe rocketed PSG into the semifinals for the first time since 2021. This team is on fire!

PSG’s coach, Luis Enrique, a Barcelona legend in his own right, showed he’s still got the magic, pumping up PSG to flip the script. “It looked bad, but we had one goal: beat Barcelona,” said Dembele, amidst the boos of his old home crowd.

Meanwhile, Barcelona, with their five Champions League trophies collecting dust since 2015, had their dreams of a semifinal comeback cut short. “Playing with 10 in Europe? You’re in for a rough ride,” lamented Barcelona’s midfielder Frenkie de Jong. They fought hard, but it wasn’t to be this time.

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In the midst of all this, the young Lamine Yamal momentarily gave Barca a glimmer of hope, but PSG’s Bradley Barcola was having none of it, leading a relentless attack.

As the final whistle blew, PSG strutted off with a win and a ticket to the semis, leaving Barcelona to ponder what could have been. What a match, what a night!

Written by Istafa Ali


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