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PSG beat Barcelona 4-1 and qualified for the Champions League semi-finals

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Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the semifinals of the Champions League by defeating in the stadium Olympic of Montjuic al Barcelona by a resounding 4-1. The team led by Luis Enrique, who in the first leg of the quarterfinals had fallen 3-2 in Princes Parkturned the series around and will face Borussia Dortmund, who eliminated Atlético de Madrid in the other key.

The night started well for those led by Xavi Hernández, who opened the scoring after 12 minutes thanks to a goal from Raphinha, who pushed in a cross from Lamine Yamal. With the overall score in favor by two goals difference, Barcelona suffered the early expulsion of the Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo and from there, the meeting changed completely.

PSG began to attack with depth and hurt their rival when they wanted to. At 40, Ousmane Dembele scored the tie and gave life to Luis Enrique’s men, who managed to level the series at 54 with a great goal from Vitinha. The nightmare for him Barca It continued seven minutes later after an innocent penalty by Joao Cancelo against Dembelé that changed for a goal Kylian Mbappé. The scorer of the last World Cup established the 4-1 after a rude error by Jules Koundé, who rejected a ball that ended up at the feet of Kiki to sentence Ter Stegen.

The French team far surpassed an apathetic and changing Barcelona after Araujo’s expulsion. The Spanish team had some chances to turn fate at the feet of Robert Lewandowski or Raphinha, but due to their own incompetence or some intervention by Gianluigi Donnarumma, they were unable to score more goals. PSG was the best in the series and was once again one step away from the final.

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