Barcelona and PSG meet with plenty to prove again in Champions – 15/02/2021 – Sport

Barcelona and PSG meet with plenty to prove again in Champions - 15/02/2021 - Sport

When Neymar crossed from the middle and Sergi Roberto stretched to score and deflect, scoring the sixth goal of Barcelona’s invincible defeat against Paris Saint-Germain in the 16th round, in the 50th minute of the final leg. The Champions League 2016/17, Spain’s clubs were one of the club’s final moments in the main tournament in Europe.

After four years between the two teams, they will again duel for the 17th time on Tuesday (16), at Camp Nou, in contention for a place in the quarterfinals of the European teams. The TNT channel and Facebook page TNT Sports broadcast Going Head to Head.

Absent in this duel due to a thigh injury, Neymar was not only the hero of that route for assists in the end, but mainly the two goals he scored. Five months after the match, Brazil moved to PSG.

Without Shirt 11, the famed MSN trio formed by Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, with whom Barca led the 2014/15 Champions League, fell. This was the beginning of a change that passed through the years of the Spanish team with great difficulty.

Although they have won the Spanish twice again without Brazil (2017/18 and 2018/19), they faced two unimaginable changes in the Champions League.

In the quarterfinals of the 2017/18 edition, Roma reversed their loss after losing the first leg 4–1. At home, the Italians won 3–0. In the following season, Liverpool had their turn reversed by a 3 0. 4-0 win over England by the way and.

In response to the need to strengthen its squad to avoid new failures, Barcelona opened the Coffers and took 120 million euros (at the time, R $ 505 million) to take on World Champion, Griezmann, with France from Atlétid Madrid in 2018. Paid.

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Despite the hype surrounding the attacker’s name, there was some fear among fans that the signature of a new millionaire would not be enough to get the team back on track. When Neymar left, Barca had done something similar, looking for another Frenchman in Germany.

In negotiations with Borussia Dormund, he signed striker Osman Dembélé in an agreement that has already reached 135 million euros (R $ 810 million) due to terms in the contract related to the player’s use.

Neither Dembele nor Griezmann at the height of the MSN trio were able to make Messi’s equal partner for Neymar and Suarez.

Proof of this was the most recent Cattelanus Fiaco in the Champions League, losing 8 to 2 against Bayern Munich in a match for the quarter-finals of last season. The Frenchman started on the bench and only Griezmann entered during the match.

The defeat for the Germans was Messi’s last straw to end his relationship with Barcelona, ​​which began at the age of 13.

In August 2020, Argentina announced that it would like to leave the club, with which it has a contract until June this year. Josep was not happy with Barcelona’s race under the chairmanship of Maria Bartomeu – the top cap will resign in October, amid pressure from the club’s debt increase, currently estimated at 1 billion euros (R $ 6 billion).

Earlier, Messi had decided that he would be in Catalonia for another season, trying to break the deal without going to court. However, the relationship between Murthy and the club was never the same.

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Argentina’s possible exit after the end of this season has plagued the team since its inception. Several destinations are considered, including PSG, in which Shirt 10 may reissue partnerships with Neymar.

Recently, the magazine France Football, stated that the friendship of the two would be one of French’s assets to take ace from Barcelona.

Interestingly, when he left Spain, Neymar set out in search of a place where he could be a hero, without Messi’s shadow.

At PSG, right next to Frenchman Qian Maleppé, Brazil is assuming he is the company’s star. Last season, the team reached the Champions League final for the first time, but lost to Bayern Munich 1–0.

This was an unusual version, as the Kovid-19 epidemic paralyzed the competition in the Round of 16. When resumed, UEFA determined that the quarterfinal, semi-final and final stages would be played in single games, all in Portugal and without fans.

PSG chose less-traditional rivals to advance to the finals, passing Borussia Dortmund, Atalanta and RB Leipzig before the match with Bayern.

Now, while Barcelona will try to save the season and perhaps convince Messi to stay, PSG want to show that last year’s runners-up were not working conditions.

In the National League, the Spanish team is in third place, eight points behind leader Atlético de Madrid (where Suárez went this season) and with one more game. Addicted to swimming in Lig 1, PSG are second, with a loss point for Lily.

Also this Tuesday, Liverpool, who were eliminated from contention for a second championship in the Premier League, will face semifinalist RB Leipzig for the last edition of the Champions. The first leg will be held in Budapest, Hungary.

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The British were unable to enter Germany due to British tensions with British coronaviruses due to restrictions placed on United Kingdom travelers by the British government.

See list of last eight

Outbound on 16/2 and back on 10/3

RB Leipzig (ALE) x Liverpool (ING) – (Facebook TNT Sports / Estadio TNT Sports)
Barcelona (ESP) vs Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) – (TNT / TNT Sports Stadium)

Outbound at 2/17 and back at 3/9

Porto (POR) x Juventus (ITA) – (Facebook TNT Sports / TNT Sports Stadium)
Sevilla (ESP) vs Borussia Dortmund (ALE) – (TNT / TNT Sports Stadium)

Outbound at 2/23 and back at 3/17
Lazio (ITA) x Bayern (ALE)
Atlético de Madrid (ESP) x Chelsea (ING)

Outbound at 2/24 and back at 3/16
Borussia Mönchengladbach (ALE) x Manchester City (ING)
Atalanta (ITA) x Real Madrid (ESP)

Sarah Gracie

About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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