PSG make French history in the Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain have made history in the UEFA Champions League, becoming the first French team to qualify in a knockout game having trailed in the first leg.

Despite coming into the second leg having to make up a one-goal deficit against Barcelona, PSG – and notably manager Luis Enrique – came into the fixture high on confidence and “convinced” that Les Parisiens would progress. That confidence was well founded. 

Despite going 1-0 down on Tuesday evening, taking the score to 4-2 on aggregate, Ronald Araujo’s red card changed the game. PSG were rejuvenated and progressed thanks to goals from Vitinha, Ousmane Dembélé and a brace from Kylian Mbappé. PSG fought against the weight of history at the Montjuïc Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night and became the first French side to overturn a first-leg deficit in a knockout tie in the Champions League.

Not only that, it was the first time that Barcelona have been knocked out of the Champions League having won the first leg away from home. A historic night for PSG, who will look to create more history in the coming weeks. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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