Barcelona did not write the epic in Messi’s penalty miss.

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Before taking the field in the second leg of the last 16 against PSG, Barcelona’s inspiration was ‘Remantada’ against PSG in 2016. Despite losing 4-0 in the first leg of the service, Messi advanced to the next round after winning 6-1 at Camp Nou. This time too, the eyes were on a new epic. Hope was in ‘Remantada’. But not this time. Barcelona drew 1-1 at PSG after Lionel Messi’s penalty missed. Paris Saint-Germain took place in the quarter-finals by winning 5-2 in two legs.

This is the first time in 14 years that Barcelona has failed to reach the Champions League’s quarter-finals. And former Real star Kyler Navas can be applauded for such a failure of Barcelona. That is why PSG was saved from goal digestion within the first 30 minutes of the match. Barca got the chance to score the first goal in the 18th minute. Kyler Navas jumped into the D-box from the left side and bounced a corner shot taken by Dembele. Five minutes later, PSG’s saviour Kyler Navas again. Sergio Dest shot from the right side, evading Levin Kurzawa, but was blocked by Navas in the crossbar.

In the early part of the game, control was in the hands of Bar্সa, but in the 28th minute of the match, the ball went to Mark-Andre Ter Stegen from the extended cross of Kurzawa from the left side. But before that, Mauro Icardi fell inside the D-box with a foul of Clement Lengel. The referee whistles the penalty with the help of VAR. Spot Kick led the team with a hat-trick in the first leg.

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Even then, Barca sees hope. The PSG was responding to the attack with a counter-attack. Lionel Messi’s bullet shot equalized Barca within a decade of goal digestion. In the 36th minute of the match, the Barcelona captain took a shot after finding a space near Pedri’s small pass. And that’s where the ball finds the address of the net.

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At the end of the first half, Barcelona got a chance to advance in the match. PSG has a chance to go ahead 2-1 in the first half. Bar পায়a were awarded a penalty for fouling Antonio Griezmann in the D-box. Messi, who came to take the spot-kick, looked quite confident but took a weak shot. And Kyler Navas made a great save with his feet.

In the second half of the match, both the teams became a bit sluggish. Usman Dembele missed several easy opportunities. However, as there were no more goals, in the end, the match ended in a 1-1 draw. PSG won the quarterfinals by winning 5-2 with two legs.

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