Paris Saint-Germain player Kylian Mbappe against Barcelona, (c) Champions League Facebook.

3 talking points as Barcelona bow out of the Champions League

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PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN HAVE NAVAS TO THANK

Paris Saint-Germain did not endure too many difficulties as the match progressed, but they were unable to deal with Barcelona’s relentless pressing. Ousmane Dembele had a number of chances early on which were well thwarted by Navas. The Costa Rican also made a superb save to deny Messi from the penalty spot.

An early goal or two from the Catalans could have really opened up the second half as they needed to score at least four away goals. However, the goalkeeper aided PSG’s progression by showing his presence of mind early on. With that said, it was not the best of performances from the French side who will look to pull their socks up in the Ligue 1 this weekend.

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MBAPPE TURNS UP ON A BIG NIGHT ONCE AGAIN

Kylian Mbappe scored the only goal of the game for PSG, his fourth in both legs against Barcelona. The France international was arguably the best player on the pitch for Mauricio Pochettino’s side and gave Barcelona’s defence some worrying moments. He also put in great balls into the box from the flanks, which Mauro Icardi should have attacked.

Once again, PSG are looking like a force to reckon in the Champions League and after seeing off one of the world’s most successful sides, there will be onus upon them to go all the way. With Angel di Maria and Neymar likely to achieve full fitness for the quarter-finals, there is no reason why last season’s runners-up cannot go a step further this time around in the CL.