FC Barcelona dominated PSG in the semi-final of the 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League (37-32).
In the first part of the match, the Parisians lacked competence and wrestled against the Barcelona goalkeeper with complete confidence. On Tuesday, Barcelona, who have not won a European title since 2015, will face the Veszprem(36-35) title.
No final for PSG. Weakened by its absentees, the capital club bowed heavily to FC Barcelona in the semi-final of the Final Four of the 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League this Monday in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne.
Led 14-18 at the end of the first period, the Parisians had started their game very well, with a solid defense and solutions found in the attack. Applied and focused, the PSG players even had a three-goal lead after 8 minutes (7-4).
The Kevin Moller Wall
But FC Barcelona, favorite of the meeting, quickly moved up a gear. Barcelona was able to count on a breathtaking performance from their second goalkeeper, Kevin Moller. Mikkel Hansen’s teammates stumbled over the Dane, who made seven saves on eleven shots in the first period. Unable to score for seven minutes, the Parisians experienced a real black hole around the quarter of an hour of play. A lack of efficiency in front of the cages from which the Blaugrana took advantage to return to the score and lead by five goals (17-12).
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The Parisians returned from the dressing room in good faith and were able to fix the gap with Barcelona.
Paris Saint-Germain failed to keep up with the pace imposed by the Blaugrana. Despite left-winger Dylan Nahi’s good performance in the second half, the Parisians made many mistakes. Around the 40th minute, the Catalans flew away with up to 7 goals in advance (33-26), thanks to the good performance of France’s Timothy Nguessan and Deca Mem, the match’s top scorer (9/8).
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And the capital club finally lost 37-32.
He will play the third-place match on Tuesday in Cologne. Barcelona, who have not won the Champions League since 2015, will face Kiel, winner of the Veszprem 36-35 title, in the other semi-final match.