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Luis Suárez has scored twice in two consecutive European road games / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain was the ninth victory for Barça in the current edition of the Champions League and the seventh in a row.


Barça thus brought an end to PSG’s record of not having lost a European fixture at the Parc des Princes since November 2006. The French side had gone for 33 games without defeat in Paris, a record of 22 wins and 11 draws.


Barça have won 3-1 away in the first leg of a European fixture on two occasions in the past and went on to qualify both times.


The first time was in the opening round of the 1971/72 European Cup Winners’ Cup against Distillery of Belfast. After winning 3-1 in Northern Ireland, Barça won the return leg 4-0, all four goals scored by Marcial Pina (4-0).


The other time it happened was against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League of 2011/12. After a 3-1 win in Germany in the first leg of the quarter final tie, the Camp Nou witnessed a spectacular 7-1 win for the Catalans, with Messi famously scoring five goals and Tello getting the other two.


This was the second European away fixture in a row in which Luis Suárez scored twice after he also bagged a brace at Manchester City. The following diagram shows how the Uruguayan scored his second of a wonderful night in Paris:

    Click on the image for the complete match stats.


Neymar Jr once again opened the scoring in a Barça match, the tenth time this season that he has done so.


The Brazilian striker has found the target in all three of the games played against PSG this season. Suárez also scored in the two games he featured in.


Gerard Piqué made his 300th appearance in a Barça shirt on Wednesday night. The breakdown of these games is as follows: La Liga (186), Spanish Cup (33), Champions League (68), Spanish Super Cup (9), European Super Cup (1) and Club World Cup (3).


Martín Montoya made his first Champions League appearance of the season against PSG. The game also marked win number 50 for the Catalan defender while wearing a Barça shirt.


Javier Mascherano completed the most passes, 85, a staggering 98%, for only one of that total went astray. He was followed in the category by Jordi Alba, who made 82 good passes.


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