Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain Stun Barcelona F.C.

Paris Saint-Germain delivered an emphatic performance in front of home fans as the team defeated Barcelona F.C. 3-2 in Champions League.

updated: October 01, 2014 07:36 IST
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Paris' Brazilian defender David Luiz (hidden) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match against Barcelona.


Paris: Paris Saint-Germain may finally have what it takes to compete with the best teams in Europe after the French side upstaged Lionel Messi's Barcelona in a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win on Tuesday.

David Luiz and midfielder Marco Verratti scored their first goals as PSG produced its best performance of the season to defeat a Barcelona side that is unbeaten in the Spanish league — and replied with goals from star strikers Messi and Neymar.

PSG's Qatari owners, QSI, have pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the club since taking over in June 2011 in a bid to join Europe's elite by winning football's most coveted club trophy.

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