Neymar's two goals, Iniesta's brilliance and the team's high intensity pressing were decisive in ensuring another semi-final spot
Neymar on target. The Brazilian again demonstrated what a big-match performer he is, with the two goals he scored to add to the one he picked up in the first leg, giving him five goals in four games against the French champions this season. His first at the Camp Nou on Tuesday saw him show his class to control Iniesta’s pass and round the keeper, whilst it was his aerial prowess on show for the second as he got away from the PSG defence to head home a Dani Alves cross from just outside the six-yard box.
Iniesta sparkles. Making his return to the starting eleven after missing Saturday’s game following the injury he picked up in Paris last week, Iniesta was at his exquisite best, bringing control, vision and sublime skills to his 45 minutes on the pitch. The high point has to be the build-up to Neymar’s first goal, when Iniesta slalomed through a host of PSG players from inside his own half, before sprinting away and releasing an inch-perfect pass for the Brazilian.
Xavi and Sergi Roberto chip in. The Club captain took over the conductor’s baton from Iniesta at half time and showed his trademark class and control to keep the game at arm’s distance from PSG. Sergi Roberto, on for Busquets, looked as calm and collected as he had against Eibar and Almeria as he snuffed out any French menace in the middle.
High intensity pressing. Right from the off, Barça never gave Laurent Blanc’s players a moment on the ball as they chased and harried to win back possession.
European leaders. The win over PSG means Barça have reached the last four of the Champions League seven times in the last eight years — another sign of the Club’s leadership in Europe over recent years.