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

By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport
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?
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
Who's in and who's out: The story of the group stages

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 forCorreiaat 90+2'minutes
  • 3Piqué
  • 24Mathieu
  • 7PedroSubstituted forRakiticat 68'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 14Mascherano
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forHernándezat 73'minutes
  • 11Neymar
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez

Substitutes

  • 4Rakitic
  • 6Hernández
  • 13Bravo
  • 18Alba
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 21Correia
  • 31El Haddadi

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David Luiz
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 3, Paris Saint Germain 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Adriano replaces Marc Bartra.

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Edinson Cavani.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Goal!

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

  20. Post update

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

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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