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WATCH: Mbappe, PSG cut Barcelona to shreds for magnificent equalizer


BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 16: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain is tackled by Sergino Dest of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on February 16, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Caparros - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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Paris-Saint Germain answered Lionel Messi’s first-half penalty kick with aplomb via a beautiful away goal at the Camp Nou in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie with Barcelona on Tuesday.

Messi converted a Frenkie de Jong-won penalty with an emphatic spot kick in the 27th minute, but PSG was quickly level.

Five minutes after the Messi goal, Mbappe delivered two scintillating finishing touches.

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Marquinhos hit a peach of a diagonal ball toward the left corner and Layvin Kurzawa -- who had a sensational half -- first-touched the service back into the 18.

Marco Verratti’s first-half was pretty good, too, and his outside-of-the-left-boot flick to Mbappe was perfectly settled with the first of four touches to cook Clement Lenglet.

Gerard Pique had little hope of reaching Mbappe, who smashed a vicious shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The Barcelona goalkeeper was likely hoping the ball somehow managing to hit him.

It didn’t. Wow.

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