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Barcelona vs PSG: Can the Impossible Be Done?

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If there is one team on the planet that could overturn a 4-0 first leg deficit it would surely be Barcelona, right?  That’s the almost impossible task they face on Wednesday, champions league betting guides don’t see Barcelona going through, at the Camp Nou as they welcome rivals Paris St. Germain in for the second leg.

Barcelona know that they must be virtually perfect here.  If Barcelona are to concede just once, they would be forced to score at least six goals.  This is the sort of situation that sides just don’t come back from, and especially against the likes of PSG.

But Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, and Andres Iniesta will not go down without a big fight, you can be rest assured there.  The Catalans will be buoyed by a very supportive crowd.  But will they be able to engineer their way through such an athletic side?

The first leg was decided by the sheer athleticism of PSG’s midfield and attack.  Adrien Rabiot came out as a star to the whole of Europe with his performance, and Angel di Maria reminded people just how good he was.

For Barcelona to somehow advance, they will have to play the best match they’ve likely ever played.  The margin of victory will be that low here.  But, if there’s one side that could do it, it’s the mighty Barcelona.

First Leg Scoring

18th minute- Angel di Maria (PSG)
40th minute- Julian Draxler (PSG)
55th minute- Angel di Maria (PSG)
71st minute- Edinson Cavani (PSG)