Christensen Heads Barcelona To Victory In Five-Goal Thriller Against PSG

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Barcelona staged a comeback from 2-1 to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 at the Parc des Princes in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Wednesday night.

This victory gives Barcelona a one-goal advantage heading into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final in Catalonia.

Raphinha scored for Barcelona in the 37th minute, putting them in the lead with a well-placed shot. However, PSG quickly turned the game around with two goals in just three minutes after half-time. Ousmane Dembele scored first for PSG, followed by Vitinha scoring his first Champions League goal to put the hosts ahead.

Led by a double substitution at the one-hour mark, Barcelona managed to equalize with Raphinha scoring his second goal after receiving an excellent pass from Pedri just a minute after coming on as a substitute.

Another substitute, Andreas Christensen, completed the comeback as Barcelona now have an advantage going into the second leg at home—a feat they have not accomplished in their last two attempts.

PSG will be disappointed with missed opportunities as Bradley Barcola and Dembele both hit the woodwork with their shots. PSG manager Luis Enrique will be hoping for a comeback similar to the one he orchestrated as Barcelona manager in 2017, which eliminated the French champions in the last 16.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.