Champions League Quarter-Finals Leg 1 Results - tickets


Lionel Messi wheels away after scoring

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals Leg 1 Results

Goals from David Alaba, after 25 seconds, and Thomas Müller ended Juve's 18-match European unbeaten run and put Bayern on top.

PSG and Barca drew 2-2 in their Eurocups UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals match at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Paris Saint Germain's goals were scored by Ibrahimovic (79') and Matuidi (90 + 4') - Barcelona's goalscorers were Messi (38') and Xavi (pen 89').

Twice, in an intense final 12 minutes, PSG equalized against Barca to keep themselves alive and well in the Champions League.

A mature 37-year-old David Beckham was surprisingly chosen to start by PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti.

"I played him there because of his ability to play forward passes and change the game," Ancelotti explained after the match. "In the first 30 minutes he was the key as he was playing good football, with his passes."

"I think we deserved a draw tonight," said Beckham. "There's no reason why we can't go there and get a result. I was very happy, the manager has always shown confidence in me. Tonight was a big moment for the club – it doesn't get much better than these nights."

PSG came back from being 1-0 down after Lionel Messi's first-half strike, with Barca ready to take their lead back to the Nou Camp.

Then PSG second-half substitutes Jeremy Menez and Marco Verratti won consecutive free-kicks. The second fell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who kicked the ball in to earn a 1-1 draw.

Cesc Fabregas came on for Messi at half-time. Sanchez bought a foul and Xavi scored the penalty, making it 1-2 Barcelona.

Then a punt went from Ibra to Blaise Matuidi who slipped a goal past Victor Valdes made it 2-2.

With 20 minutes left, both Matuidi and Beckham were booked.

Messi suffered a thigh injury in the first half that may rule him out of next week's return leg.

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