Messi's penalty miss sums Barca's woes as they exit UCL against PSG

Messi's penalty miss sums Barca's woes as they exit UEFA Champions League against PSG

 

Kylian Mbappe celebrating after scoring for PSG against Barcelona
Kylian Mbappe wheels away in celebration after firing PSG in front on Wednesday in Paris. It ended 5-2 on aggregate. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)

Lightening failed to strike on same spot when Barcelona labored in vain as Paris St. Germain reach the Champions League quarterfinals, 5-2 on aggregate, after a 1-1 draw in their second leg in Paris on Wednesday.

 

Barcelona, looking to repeat their famous remontada against PSG in March of 2017, dominated play in the first half but it was the hosts who struck first through sensational forward Kylian Mbappe after he was awarded a penalty for going down under minimal contact near the half-hour mark.

 

The Frenchman then calmly converted from eight yards and the goal made Mbappe the youngest player ever to reach 25 goals in the Champions League (22 years and 80 days).



Lionel Messi struck back with a spectacular goal seven minutes later when he picked up a pass near midfield, took a couple touches and unleashed a thunderous strike past a helpless Keylor Navas from 30 yards out.


The goal was his 14th UCL goal from outside the area since 2010-11, which is tied with Cristiano Ronaldo for the most in that span. The goal also snapped a five-game scoreless streak in road UCL knockout matches and was his first such goal since Feb. 20, 2018, when he scored at Chelsea.

 

Messi had the chance to pile more pressure on PSG before the break when Antoine Griezmann won a penalty in stoppage time but Navas guessed correctly and pushed the Argentine's attempt onto the crossbar to keep the match even at half-time.

 

Barcelona continued to give PSG fits in the second half, attacking in waves and constantly pulling defenders out of position. But they could not find the touches needed to convert their many chances into goals and suffered their first round-of-16 exit since the 2006-07 campaign.

"We suffered a lot in the first half, and psychologically it was a test for us. I gathered that the past was something that was talked about a lot here," PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said.

"We were better in the second half, we were more competitive."

Barca coach Ronald Koeman tried to remain upbeat.

"We are departing this Champions League in a very different manner from the way we did last season. In this game, we hit our level and that's the road we have to follow," said Koeman, referring to the team's 8-2 aggregate defeat in the quarter-finals by Bayern Munich last year.

The draw for the quarterfinals will take place on March 19.

 

COMMENTS

Name

Aaron Ramsey,3,Ac Milan,35,Adam Llana,1,Adnan Januzaj,3,AFCON,5,AFCON.Super Eagles,1,Aguero,5,Ajax,1,Alex Iwobi,1,Alexis Sanchez,3,Alvaro Morata,2,Ander Herrera,1,andre ayew,1,Andre schurrle,2,Andrea Pirlo,3,Andrey Arshavin,1,Angel Di Maria,2,anthony martial,2,antonio conte,4,arda turan,4,Argentina,17,Arjen Robben,2,Arsenal,328,Arsene Wenger,20,Arteta,1,arturo vidal,2,AS Roma,9,Asamoah Gyan,2,Aston Villa,7,Atletico,2,Atletico Madird,1,Atletico Madrid,30,Aubameyang,3,Bacary Sagna,1,Bale,2,Ballon d'or,4,Balotelli,3,Barcelona,137,Bastian Schweinsteiger,2,Bayer Leverkusen,1,Bayern munich,43,begovic,1,belgium,12,Benfica,2,Benitez,2,benteke,1,Benzema,8,Bertrand Traore,1,betting,269,betting tips,4,Birmingham,1,blog post,27,blog spot,1,blogpost,5,blow,1,Borrusia Dortmund,2,Borussia Dortmund,14,Bournemouth,2,Brazil,22,Brazil 2014,6,brazil match highlights,1,Brazuca,1,Breaking news,18,Brendan Rodgers,1,Brighton,1,bruno fernandes,1,Bundesliga,13,Burkina faso,1,Burnley,1,cameroon,7,Capital one cup,15,Carabao cup,1,cardiff,4,Cardiff city,2,Carlos Marchena,1,Carlos Tevez,2,Carlton Cole,1,cavani,1,Cazorla,1,CECH,3,Celta vigo,2,Cesar Azpilicueta,2,Cesc Fabregas,1,Champions League,34,championship,2,CHAN,1,Charly Musonda,1,chelsea,399,Cheslea,4,Chile,1,Christian Benteke,2,colombia,3,conte,1,Copa America,6,Copa Lagos 2013,1,Costa Rica,1,Coutinho,2,Cristiano Ronaldo,93,croatia,4,Crystal Palace,3,Crystal Palce,1,Dani Alves,2,Daniel Sturridge,1,Danny Welbeck,1,David Alaba,1,David Beckham,3,David de gea,3,David Luiz,6,David Moyes,1,David Silva,3,Demba Ba,2,Denmark,4,Di Maria,5,dider drogba,1,Didier Drogba,3,Diego Costa,10,Donnaruma,1,Dortmund,3,Douglas Costa,2,drake,1,Dzeko,1,Eboue,1,eden hazard,15,edgar davids,1,Edin Dzeko,1,Egypt,1,El Classico,8,El Shaarawy,1,elche,1,Elderson Echiejile,1,Emmanuel Emenike,1,emre can,1,england,54,English premier league,80,Enyimba FC,2,EPL,193,Eric de Oliveira,1,Erik Lamela,1,Erling Haaland,1,Ethiopia,1,Eto'o,2,Euro,2,Euro 2020,71,Europa League,18,Europe,8,Everton,17,FA,1,FA Cup,22,FA Cup final,2,Fabio,1,Fabio Borini,1,Fabregas,1,Falcao,9,fans,1,Feature,1,feature dpost,1,featured,1051,Featured news,2,Featured post,702,featured postSource: Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe,1,fernado llorente,1,fernandinho,1,Fernando Torres,3,Fetaured,1,FIFA,1,fifa 16,4,FIFA Ballon d'or,1,fifth round draw,1,Fiorentina,3,Football,20,Football news,8,football wags,1,footballer's girlfriend,1,france,12,Franck Ribery,3,Frank Lampard,3,French Ligue 1,8,Fulham,4,Fulham Liverpool,1,gabriel Jesus,1,Gareth Bale,9,Gary Neville,1,German Bundesliga,13,German cup,1,Germany,20,Gervinho,1,getafe,1,Ghana,3,gibbs,1,gif,123,Giorgio Chiellini,1,Giroud,2,goal,66,Goals,2,Golazo,73,gold cup,1,Golden eaglets,2,Gonzalo Higuain,1,Gossip,91,graphic,4,guedes,1,Guiseppe Rossi,1,Haaland,1,Halloween,1,Hamburger,1,Harry Kane,12,hazard,3,Hernanes,1,Hertha Berlin,1,history,1,Holland,7,huddersfield,1,Hulk,1,Hull city,3,Ibrahimovic,1,iceland,2,iheanacho,1,IK Uche,2,Iker Casillas,2,Individual Highlights,20,Iniesta,4,inler,1,Inter,1,Inter Milan,21,International friendly,4,Interview,17,Isco,1,Italian Serie A,20,Italy,17,ivica Olic,1,Ivory coast,2,Iwobi,1,Jack Wilshere,1,Jadon Sancho,1,James Rodriguez,1,Japan,1,Javi Martinez,1,Javier Hernandez,1,Jesus navas,1,Joe Hart,1,Joel Campbell,1,John Obi Mikel,2,John Terry,1,Johnny Evans,1,Jordan,1,jordon ibe,1,jose callejon,1,Jose Mourinho,65,Juan Mata,20,Juventus,54,Kagawa,2,Kaka,2,Kante,1,Karim Benzema,6,Kelechi Iheanacho,11,Kenneth Omeruo,3,Kenya,1,Kevin De Bruyne,11,Klopp,3,koke,1,kolarov,1,Kyle walker,1,LA Galaxy,1,La liga,84,Lamela,1,Lates news,2,latest,2,latest news,7,latest news,1614,latest news news,1,latest news world cup,1,latest news. video,2,latest post,1,Laurent Koscielny,1,Lavezzi,1,Lazio,2,Leandro Bacuna,1,leicester,6,Leicester city,9,Lewandoski,2,Ligue 1,8,lille,2,Lionel Messi,35,Lionel Messi. Argentina,1,Live stream,73,liverpool,174,Loic Remy,2,louis van gaal,4,Lucas Moura,1,Luis suarez,19,Luka Modric,2,Lukaku,2,Lyon,3,Man city,62,Man United,23,Man utd,3,Mancheste City,1,manchester city,122,manchester united,252,Manchetser city,1,manchetser united,2,Mandela,1,Maradona,5,Marco Reus,3,Mario Balotelli,12,Mario Gotze,1,Marseille,2,match,1,Match fixing,1,Match highlights,365,match highlights manchester city,1,match highliths,1,match higlights,1,Match Preview,20,match report,34,matci,1,Maurizio Sarri,4,Mbappe,4,Memphis Depay,4,Mertesacker,1,mess,1,Messi,46,mesut ozil,10,Mexico,13,Michael Carrick,1,Michel Platini,1,mikel,1,Mikel Arteta,2,Mikel Obi,1,miranda,1,MLS,7,Monaco,4,Mourinho,4,mum,1,Nadal,1,Nani,3,Napoli,10,nathan,1,neews,1,new,3,New Zealand,1,newcastel,1,Newcastle,21,Newcastle united,4,news,2200,news latest news,1,news manchester united,1,news Obi Mikel,1,news. opinion,1,news. video,1,newst chelsea,1,Neymar,26,Nigeria,280,Nigeria premier League,1,Norwich,6,Novak Djokovic,1,NPFL,6,Obi Mikel,1,ochoa,1,odion ighalo,3,olic,1,Oliver Giroud,3,Olivier Giroud,3,Olly Murs,1,Olympique Marseille,2,Opinion,362,Opinion champions league,1,oscar,3,Ozil,6,Pandurii,1,Paul Pogba,10,Pedro,9,Pemier League,1,Pep Guardiola,14,Per Mertesacker,1,peru,1,Petr Cech,8,Phillipe Coutinho,1,Picture,172,picture. Arsenal,1,Pictures,18,pictures news,1,pictures real madrid,1,Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,1,Piers Morgan,1,pinto,1,pique,1,Pirlo,1,Player and Manager of the month,1,playoffs,1,Pochettino,1,Pogba,1,POLAND,1,porto,2,portugal,13,post-match interview,2,predictions,11,Premier League,576,Preview,3,PSG,49,Pulisic,1,Qatar,1,Rafael Nada,1,raheem sterling,4,Ramires,2,Real Betis,1,Real Madrid,133,real marid,1,Real Sociedad,3,reece oxford,1,Rio Ferdinand,2,Robert Lewandoski,4,Robert Lewandowski,3,Robert Snodgrass,1,Robin Van persie,7,Robinho,1,Roma,4,Romelu Lukaku,7,Ronaldinho,2,Ronaldo,1,Rooney,3,rumour,9,Ryan giggs,2,Sadio Mane,3,salah,3,Sam Sodje,1,Sami Khedira,1,sampdoria,1,Samsung,1,Samuel Eto'o,2,Sancho,1,Santi Cazorla,1,sarri,1,scary,1,Schalke,9,Scotland,2,senegal,4,Sepp Blatter,1,sergio aguero,7,Sergio Ramos,6,Serie A,38,Sevilla,4,Sky sports,1,Song,1,Southampton,13,Spain,39,Spanis La liga,3,Spanish La Liga,13,Starting XI,2,Steven Gerrard,4,Stoke,3,Stoke city,5,Suarez,2,suicide bomber,1,sunday oliseh,2,Sunderland,6,super eagles,13,Super League,5,Swansea,6,SWEDEN,1,Taiye Taiwo,1,Team news,46,team news. Liverpool,1,team of the week,2,terrorist,1,the fa cup,3,thibaut courtois,1,Thiery Henry,8,Thomas Tuchel,8,Timo Werner,1,toni kroos,1,tor,1,Tottenahm,1,Tottenham,45,Tottenham hotspur,46,Transfe,1,Transfer,341,Transfer news,137,transfer news latest news,1,Transfer rumour,2,Transfers,1,transfers news,1,trasnfer,1,Tunisia,1,U-17 World cup,5,uchebo,1,UCL,42,UEFA,4,UEFA Champions League,37,UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE,2,Unai Emery,1,Uruguay,3,USA,3,Valencia,3,van gaal,1,Van persie,2,Victor Moses,7,Vidal,1,Video,856,Video falcao,1,video match highlights,1,video world cup,1,video. barcelona. neymar,1,video. goal,1,videos,7,Vieo,1,Villareal,5,Villarreal,2,Vincent Enyeama,3,viswo,1,WAG,1,WAGS,3,Watford,8,Wayen Rooney,1,Wayne Rooney,9,Welbeck,1,Werder Bremen,2,West brom,5,West Ham,12,Willian,5,Wolfsburg,4,Wolves,5,women,1,World cup,364,World cup qualifier,7,Xabi Alonso,1,Yaya Toure,7,Yoan Gouffran,1,Yohan Cabaye,2,Zambia,1,Zidane,4,Zlatan Ibrahimovic,9,
ltr
item
Footballnus | Get the latest football news, highlights, videos, and transfer gossip: Messi's penalty miss sums Barca's woes as they exit UCL against PSG
Messi's penalty miss sums Barca's woes as they exit UCL against PSG
Messi's penalty miss sums Barca's woes as they exit UEFA Champions League against PSG
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EpNb1_gQLhw/YEn2ayqHumI/AAAAAAAACAA/ILK9fNJZgdQK0CZakJML-NHbiqb51XD4QCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h336/PSG-Mbappe-F365.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EpNb1_gQLhw/YEn2ayqHumI/AAAAAAAACAA/ILK9fNJZgdQK0CZakJML-NHbiqb51XD4QCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-w640-c-h336/PSG-Mbappe-F365.jpg
Footballnus | Get the latest football news, highlights, videos, and transfer gossip
https://www.footballnus.com/2021/03/messis-penalty-miss-sums-barcas-woes-as.html
https://www.footballnus.com/
https://www.footballnus.com/
https://www.footballnus.com/2021/03/messis-penalty-miss-sums-barcas-woes-as.html
true
138668994082972833
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content