FC Barcelona needs a new miracle against Paris Saint-Germain to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The team of Ronald Koeman and Frenkie de Jong lost the first leg at home on Tuesday, partly due to a hat-trick by Kylian Mbappé with 1-4.

In the absence of the injured attackers Neymar and Ángel Di Maria, Mbappé was the absolute star at PSG.

The 22-year-old left winger gave Barcelona right back Sergiño Dest a very tough evening in the empty Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the lead from a penalty, which was awarded by referee Björn Kuipers after a minor foul on De Jong.

Mbappé made the 1-1, 1-2 and 1-4, Moise Kean signed for the other PSG goal.

Barcelona and PSG also met each other four years ago in the eighth finals of the Champions League.

The French club then won the first game in their own stadium with 4-0, but still flew out of the tournament due to a 6-1 defeat at Camp Nou.

That historic comeback went down in the books as 'La Remontada'.

The return of this double confrontation is on March 10 in Paris.


Kuipers gives a penalty to 'Barça' after a minor foul on De Jong

De Jong receives a penalty kick from Kuipers

For the first time since November 21, Koeman had Gerard Piqué at his disposal.

The experienced defender, who was struggling with a knee injury, started directly in the base at 'Barça', so that De Jong was simply in midfield.

Mitchel Bakker stayed on the bench at PSG.

Barcelona took the lead halfway through the first half.

Kuipers put the ball on the spot after Layvin Kurzawa somewhat unluckily kicked the heels of De Jong and Messi shot the penalty very convincingly.

It was the 119th Champions League goal for the Argentinian.

The 1-0 broke the game completely open.

Messi gave Ousmane Dembélé a big chance at the 2-0, but the Frenchman produced a weak shot.

PSG also remained dangerous and five minutes after the opening goal it was the same again.

Mbappé was at the end of a beautiful French attack with a good individual action: 1-1.

Ter Stegen then prevented Kurzawa from making it 1-2 immediately with his fingertips, while an attempt by Antoine Griezmann from a very fast counter from Barcelona went just wide.


Mbappé signs for an equalizer after a nice attack from PSG

Dest changed after seventy minutes

PSG was a little stronger before half-time and, based on the fit director Marco Verratti, took even more the initiative at the start of the second half.

A long distance shot by Mbappé went half a meter wide and Marc-André ter Stegen produced a nice save on a shot by Kean that changed direction.

In the 65th minute it was a hit for the visitors.

Alessandro Florenzi broke through on the edge of offside on the right and gave a fine cross, which ended up at Mbappé's feet via Piqué.

The attacker managed to hit the target.

Five minutes later Kean headed home from a free kick by Leandro Paredes (1-3).

Dest was then put out of his misery and taken off the field by Koeman, but Mbappé remained unstoppable for the Barcelona defense.

The Frenchman completed his hat-trick with a nice shot into the intersection.


Star Mbappé puts PSG ahead in Camp Nou

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