Barcelona 2 - 0 PSG: Barca stroll to semi-finals

Neymar celebrates with Daniel Alves after scoring his second goal of the night. Picture: Getty
Neymar celebrates with Daniel Alves after scoring his second goal of the night. Picture: Getty
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BARCELONA reached the Champions League semi-finals for the seventh time in eight years after comfortably brushing aside the challenge of Paris St Germain.

Scorers: Neymar (14, 34)

Barca did most of the damage in the first leg with a 3-1 win in Paris and they finished the job off with relative ease at the Nou Camp, with two first-half Neymar goals earning a 2-0 win.

The 5-1 aggregate victory keeps Barca on course for the treble, having already reached the final of the Copa del Rey and boasting a two-point lead in La Liga with six games to go.

Neymar broke the deadlock in the first leg and got things up and running last night as well, although it was some Andres Iniesta magic that made it happen. He brilliantly beat three players before threading a perfect pass into Neymar’s path. The Brazilian did the rest, rounding Salvatore Sirigu and slotting home.

The PSG keeper was beaten for a second time in the 33rd minute. Alves teased former Barca team-mate Maxwell on the right before floating in a left-footed cross which Neymar, having ghosted in behind David Luiz, easily headed past Sirigu.

Neymar scoring the opening goal. Picture: AP

Neymar scoring the opening goal. Picture: AP

Barcelona: ter Stegen, Dani Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Rakitic, Busquets (Sergi Roberto 55), Iniesta (Xavi 46), Messi, Suarez (Pedro 74), Neymar. Subs not used: Bravo, Rafinha, Bartra, Adriano.

PSG: Sirigu, van der Wiel, Marquinhos, Luiz, Maxwell, Verratti, Cabaye (Lucas Moura 66), Matuidi (Rabiot 80), Cavani (Lavezzi 80), Ibrahimovic, Pastore. Subs not used: Douchez, Camara, Bahebeck, Digne.