French giant Paris St Germain embarrassed Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clash.
PSG were spectacular, as they did not meet an organized Barca side. The French champions dominated the game whilst the lacklustre Spanish team looked on.
The La Liga champions emerged leaders in Group C, winning five of the six matches. The visitors to Parc des Princes did not seem to want anything from the game. The game is in contention for the worst performance by Barcelona in recent memory, if not the absolute worst.
Angel Di Maria opened scoring for the hosts with a perfect free kick, giving the goalkeeper no chance. Former Wolfsburg forward who joined PSG recently, Julian Draxler scored the second of the game with an angled drive. Di Maria added another, sending the ball to the top corner. Edison Cavani completed the rout with an amazing effort, running down the field in celebration.
The famous MSN could not inspire the team to get anything from the game, as many would have thought. Luis Enrique’s men face a huge task if they are to comeback and send four goals past PSG at Nou Camp to remain in the tournament – something no team has done in the Champions League.
“It was a disastrous night for us; we were clearly inferior. I’m responsible for this,” Enrique said, putting himself in the line of fire.
On record, the biggest deficit that was overturned was Deportivo who shocked AC Milan despite being 4-1 down after the first leg. Whilst PSG are happy with the result, Coach Unai Emery has called for caution ahead of the return leg.
PSG have been dominant in the local scene for long, hence hiring the current manager, as they want to conquer Europe. Cavani continued his strong display this term, raising his tally to 34 goals in 32 games. Man of the Match Di Maria grabbed the brace on his 29th birthday and it might be the start of something promising in France.