FC Barcelona’s rival on Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain, was founded in 1970. Perhaps due to the French team’s relatively short history, there’s only been one official match between them and the Blaugrana in the quarter-finals of the Champions League not counting the match that took place last week. It took place in the 1994/95 season and the result was a one-all draw. The goal scorers were Korneiev and Weah. Here are a couple of other interesting facts ahead of tomorrow’s match:
- FC Barcelona haven’t dropped a game at the Camp Nou in the Champions League in three years. Since the defeat to Rubin Kazan (October 20, 2009) Barca have won 16 matches and tied 4 at home.
- This is the second time in the history of PSG that they’ve qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition.
- Olympique Lyon, the last French team to visit the Camp Nou in the Champions League, lost by 5 to 2 (Round of 16, 2008/09).
- Barça have bested their quart-final opponents for the past six consecutive seasons.
- All of Paris Saint-Germain’s goals have been scored from within the area (19).
- Xavi Hernández, despite missing a match in the competition, is the player that has completed the most passes in the tournament (930), 411 more than the player in second place.
- With 59 goals, Leo Messi is the second highest goalscorer ever in the Champions League. Raul González currently sits atop of the list with 71 goals.
- Jordi Alba, Adriano, Song, and Piqué are one booking away from being suspended, while Lavezzi and Thiago Silva are in the same situation.