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