Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning hat-trick as Paris St-Germain ripped Barcelona apart in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Nou Camp.
Ronald Koeman’s side suffered a crushing 4-1 setback to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night in the Champions League last 16, and they will need another ‘remontada’ to get out of this one. It doesn’t look likely.
Barcelona season is almost over, in terms of potential trophies, but this campaign never seemed promising on that front after last summer’s 8-2 annihilation by Bayern Munich and Lionel Messi’s foiled attempt to flee.
Koeman took over with the mandate of moving on some of the veterans and bringing through youth players, while ensuring Barcelona didn’t embarrass themselves again. So, it’s sad, but not surprising, that they find themselves here, no longer among the game’s elite teams.