Champions League: Lionel Messi limps off as Barcelona held by PSG to a 2-2 draw

While Barcelona maintain the upper hand in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie thanks to their two away goals, it was not a good night for the Spanish league leaders, who lost Lionel Messi to a hamstring injury at the half-time interval.

updated: April 03, 2013 09:22 IST
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Paris: Blaise Matuidi struck with the last kick of the game to earn Paris Saint-Germain a 2-2 draw with Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

Matuidi's shot sneaked through the grasp of Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes and across the line to keep PSG's hopes of winning the tie alive ahead of next week's return at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona thought they had won the game when Xavi Hernandez netted an 89th-minute penalty after Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had earlier exchanged blows in a pulsating contest in the French capital.

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