Champions League - Group F
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Barcelona 3-1 Paris Saint Germain

Barcelona forward Neymar celebrates scoring against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League
Barcelona finish top of their Champions League group for the eighth season in a row
  • Barcelona finish top of Group F
  • Messi scores his 75th Champions League goal
  • PSG lose after taking the lead at Nou Camp
  • French champions unseeded in Monday's draw

Neymar scored a spectacular goal as Barcelona came from behind to defeat Paris St-Germain at the Nou Camp and finish top of Group F.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave PSG the lead with a low finish from 10 yards after being teed up by Blaise Matuidi.

But Barcelona equalised through Lionel Messi, his 75th goal in the competition coming after Luis Suarez's low cross.

Neymar's sublime 25-yard finish and Suarez's close-range effort sealed PSG's fate, but they still go through.

Who has qualified?
Who's in and who's out: The story of the group stages
WinnersRunners-up
Group AAtletico MadridJuventus
Group BReal MadridBasel
Group CMonacoBayer Leverkusen
Group DBorussia DortmundArsenal
Group EBayern MunichManchester City
Group FBarcelonaPSG
Group GChelseaSchalke
Group HPortoShakhtar Donetsk

Neymar's goal was a wonderful effort, the Brazil striker bursting away from the PSG defence before producing a dipping, swerving shot from distance that flew past Salvatore Sirigu.

Then in the second half Sirigu parried Neymar's shot and former Liverpool star Suarez pounced to score his second goal since moving to Spain.

The victory means Barcelona have finished top of their Champions League group for the eighth season in a row.

However, the French side missed several good chances and their profligacy resulted in their first Ligue 1 or Champions League defeat of the season.

PSG striker Edinson Cavani also had a shot cleared off the line by Barcelona defender Marc Bartra.

Group F
PlayedWonDrawnLostGDPoints
Barcelona6501+1015
Paris St-Germain6411313
Ajax6123-25
Apoel Nicosia6015-111

"We have improved as a group a lot," said Uruguay striker Suarez.

"We know that together we can go places, and that's what we're doing."

Barcelona finish with 15 points from six games, two more than Paris-St Germain, who will be unseeded in next Monday's last-16 draw.

PSG head coach Laurent Blanc praised Barcelona's finishing.

"The best players don't need much to convert a tiny chance into a goal,'' he said.

"That is what happened for Barcelona's first two goals.''

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored five goals in his last four appearances
Barcelona v Paris St-Germain
Lionel Messi now has 75 Champions League goals, three more than closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo
Barcelona v Paris St-Germain
Neymar has scored three goals in this season's Champions League
Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez's two goals for Barcelona have both come in the Champions League

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 15BartraSubstituted forAdrianoat 90+2'minutes
  • 3Piqué
  • 24Mathieu
  • 7PedroSubstituted forRakiticat 68'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 14Mascherano
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forXaviat 73'minutes
  • 11Neymar
  • 10Messi
  • 9L Suárez

Substitutes

  • 4Rakitic
  • 6Xavi
  • 13Bravo
  • 18Alba
  • 20Sergi
  • 21Adriano
  • 31El Haddadi

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Maxwell
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 24VerrattiSubstituted forPastoreat 62'minutes
  • 8Motta
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forLavezziat 75'minutes
  • 9CavaniBooked at 57mins
  • 10Ibrahimovic

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 21Digne
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 25Rabiot
  • 27Pastore
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
82,570

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 3, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Paris Saint Germain 1.

Adriano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Adriano replaces Marc Bartra.

Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Neymar.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Edinson Cavani.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Attempt missed. David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona).

Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gregory Van der Wiel (Paris Saint Germain).

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 3, Paris Saint Germain 1. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Xavi.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Blaise Matuidi.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain).

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Xavi replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Ivan Rakitic replaces Pedro.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Marco Verratti.

Attempt missed. Maxwell (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxwell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Luiz (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Booking

Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain).

Hand ball by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid64111431113
2Juventus631274310
3Olympiakos63031013-39
4Malmö FF6105415-113

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid66001621418
2FC Basel621378-17
3Liverpool612359-45
4Ludogorets6114514-94

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco632141311
2B Leverkusen631274310
3Zenit St Petersburg621346-27
4Benfica612326-45

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund64111441013
2Arsenal6411158713
3Anderlecht6132810-26
4Galatasaray6015419-151

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich65011641215
2Man City62229818
3Roma6123814-65
4CSKA Moscow6123613-75

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona65011551015
2PSG6411107313
3Ajax6123810-25
4Apoel Nicosia6015112-111

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea64201731414
2Schalke6222914-58
3Sporting6213121207
4NK Maribor6033413-93

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto64201641214
2Shakhtar Donetsk6231154119
3Ath Bilbao621356-17
4BATE Borisov6105224-223
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