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Character and football! Barça knew how to take the blows of PSG and got up like champions do

Published:11/04/2024 - 11:09h

Updated:11/04/2024 - 19:50h

FC Barcelona have been a very competitive team in the last three months, something they wanted to confirm in Paris on Wednesday and they have achieved it, even being outscored in just four minutes

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Xavi Hernández had been very clear in the previous of Paris Saint-Germain-FC Barcelona, that played this Wednesday, that his team arrived in his "best moment" of the season. And the result like this showed it. In a duel that marks the return of the culés to the quarter-finals of the Champions League four years afterwards, the Barcelona group finish moving away once again his 'ghosts' and even replaced of a traced back of these that in Europe so much pain have caused him to his fans.

With a doublet of a big Raphinha and a so much final of Andreas Christensen, the one who will not be in the turn by sanction, the Barça reached already 12 the parties followed that carries without losing, something that began precisely since to finals of January, after a painful defeat 5-3 home in front of the Villarreal, Xavi announced his exit when finalising the season. Besides, it attained to put him end to the series of the PSG, which carried 27 parties without falling, from a defeat in November in front of the AC Milan.

The Barça has attained to give again a step at the front in Europe

The Barcelona group attained to preserve his and do fall the one of the Parisians to weigh that, as so many times in Europe, in alone 4 or 5 minutes could have lost all the work done. Of the 0-1 to the 2-1 all happened very fast, but this time, the team did not go down the arms and took advantage of the errors that could generate the rival and the eases that Luis Enrique offered in his centre of the field, in addition to controlling very well again to the attackers of the PSG, as it had done in the first 45 minutes.

It has been a demonstration that the Barça of Xavi has achieved to be a team that is able to play with personality in a difficult stadium, with some fans that tightens it and in front of surely the most difficult player to control in the world right now. The Barça knew to read the party, even losing the possession of the balloon, but being able to replace in key moments and closing the door to a PSG that now will have to go to win to Lluís Companys next Tuesday.

Key performances of almost all the players and feeling to believe the achieved

Surely they could analyse an infinite quantity of factors with regard to the party, but the individual level of the players of the Barça is something that can not leave to mention. Raphinha Was flawless like extreme, so much left like right, even doing that Xavi thought first in replacing to Lamine Yamal that to him, as well as in defence the Koundé and Araújo attained to control very well to Mbappé.

In fact, the Uruguayan also saved the potential 3-2 of Barcola, in addition to not falling in despair when the PSG attained the 2-1 partial. By his part, Cancel and Cubarsí defended well to Dembélé when they had him to shot, beside a midfield that went back to have by some minutes to Gündogan, Pedri and Of Jong, something that noticed and a lot between the 60' and the 75'.

The case of the Canarian was more than positive when going in of change and aim an assistance only a minute afterwards, showing all this magic that has in the booties, and giving besides reason to Xavi with his change, something that also attained Christensen with his goal for the 2-3. The Barça attained to join like this the football and the personality to achieve a victory that knows him much more important that only carry a party by a goal of difference, surely has flavour to important night and to confidence in himself same.

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