Matuidi’s 94th minute leveller earns PSG a 2-2 draw with Barcelona

PSG 2 – Barcelona 2 (Champions League quarterfinals 1st leg, April 2, 2013) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi hit the Barca post early doors. The Parisians continued to threaten as Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired just wide in the 25th. Barcelona took the lead through a crisp low strike from Lionel Messi that fizzed into the far corner. With ten minutes remaining an offside Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised after Thiago Silva’s header came back off post. A minute from time Barcelona retook the lead as Alexis won a penalty which Xavi Hernandez dispatched. The match had a late twist as a 94th minute knock from Ibra was converted by Blaise Matuidi for 2-2.

GIF: PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi hit the Barca post.

GIF: Lionel Messi put Barcelona ahead in Paris.

GIF: Another angle of Lionel Messi’s goal v PSG, highlights Dani Alves’ wonder assist.

GIF: Slow-mo of Lionel Messi thumping Barcelona 1-up at PSG.

GIF: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s offside equaliser for PSG v Barcelona.

GIF: Alexis Sanchez wins a penalty v PSG.

GIF: Xavi’s penalty (Barcelona) v PSG.

GIF: Blaise Matuidi’s 94th minute equaliser v Barcelona.

GIF: Another angle of Blaise Matuidi’s 94th minute equaliser v Barcelona.

GIF: Lionel Messi turns away in disgust after PSG level 2-2.

GIF: A close up of how Blaise Matuidi’s leveller beat Barca’s Victor Valdes.

David Beckham’s post match reaction after PSG 2 – Barcelona 2.

Jordi Roura: “2-2 is a good result”.

Andres Iniesta: “We leave with a bitter-sweet taste”.

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