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Did Paris Saint-Germain Kill Barcelona?
18th February 2021 • PSG Talking • PSG Talk Podcast Network
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Paris Saint-Germain's 4-1 win over FC Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League was predicted by very few but celebrated by every supporter around the globe.

On the latest PSG Talking podcast, I welcome Mel, Matt, Guillaume, and Ty to break down the game and pinpoint just how Mauricio Pochettino got it so right against PSG's hated European rivals.

We start by asking the panel to give their overall thoughts on the match. From Leandro Paredes' masterclass in midfield to Layvin Kurzawa surprisingly strong performance at left-back, we discuss the players who made it all happen for Paris.

One player who deserves a lot of credit for the result is Kylian Mbappé who scored a hat-trick on the night. After struggling to score in the Champions League under the previous manager, Thomas Tuchel, what did Pochettino do to unlock Mbappé?

Later in the show, I ask whether or not this result has killed Barcelona. Lionel Messi is out of contract at the end of the season and the reported financial issues at the club are dire. It could be a long time until we see this club seriously challenging for a Champions League title and PSG played a large part in that.

The show concludes with a discussion about whether Neymar Jr. should play in the return leg against Barcelona if he's not 100% healthy. If he does and scores a goal, should he celebrate?

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