BARCELONA, Spain -- Three things from the Camp Nou as Barcelona qualify for the Champions League semifinals by beating Paris Saint Germain 2-0 in the second leg of the quarterfinals (and 5-1 on aggregate]).
Barcelona got off to a slow start at the Camp Nou until about 14 minutes in. Centre-back Javier Mascherano underhit a pass to left-back Jordi Alba inside his own half, and Barca's back line looked in trouble. Andrés Iniesta dropped back to help out, receiving...
Barca easily moved into their seventh Champions League semifinal in eight years with a straightforward 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain, to make it a 5-1 aggregate score against the French Champions over two legs.
Neymar made up for a shaky game against Valencia on Saturday with two first-half goals to put the tie beyond PSG, as Andres Iniesta played his best 45 minutes of the season complete with a dream run to beat three players and cover half the pitch to assist on the all-important opener.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said the treble was his team's objective after Tuesday night's straightforward 2-0 quarterfinal win at home against Paris Saint-Germain sent the Catalan outfit through to the last four by a decisive 5-1 aggregate score.
PSG's slight chance overcoming their first leg deficit was almost gone on just 14 minutes, when Andres Iniesta's superb assist laid on the opener for Neymar. The Brazilian headed in his second before the break to kill the tie before half-time.