Paris 4-0 Barcelona

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The match in numbers

Check out all the major stats and talking points from Paris Saint-Germain's historic 4-0 Champions League win over Barcelona at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday...

 

1st UEFA Champions League match for Presnel Kimpembe... and what a match! It was a near-perfect debut in the competition for the young Parisian, stepping in for injured captain Thiago Silva. It was also the first appearance in the competition for Julian Draxler with a Paris shirt. The Germany international marked the occasion with a goal of his own – his fifth since joining Paris in January.

4 UEFA Champions League goals for Angel Di Maria this season. After netting a double against the Catalan giants, the Argentine international has set a new personal best in the competition after scoring three times in 2010-11 and 2013-14 with Real Madrid and 2015-2016 with Paris Saint-Germain. He now has seven UCL goals for Les Rouge et Bleu which places him seventh in the club's scoring ranks in this competition.

19 goals in the UEFA Champions League for Edinson Cavani since joining Paris Saint-Germain, after his strike against the Blaugranas. The Uruguay international is just one short of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's club record. He has scored seven goals in seven matches this season – his most prolific campaign. The No.9 has scored in Paris' last seven matches in all competitions – his best run since joining the club.

48 matches in Europe for Blaise Matuidi in Rouge et Bleu, who captained the side against Barcelona. It sees the France international move into the club's all-time Top 3 for European appearances, level with Bernard Lama. He is two matches behind Vincent Guérin and nine behind Paul Le Guen. Javier Pastore, who came off the bench in the final minutes, made his 41st continental appearance for the club and is now level with Maxwell as the foreign player with the most European appearances for the club.

79 possessions for Adrien Rabiot – the highest number for a Paris Saint-Germain player in the match. The midfielder also won a majority of his challenges (9 out of 14). It was a brilliant performance from the young midfielder, despite picking up a yellow card in just the third minute, for a tackle on Neymar. The side that finished the match featured three home-grown players after Christopher Nkunku came off the bench.

100% - Historically, Paris has a 100% chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals! Every team that has one 4-0 at home in a European tie since the 1970-71 season (169 times), they have qualified! Things look good for the return leg on Wednesday 8 March at 20:45 CET at the Camp Nou…

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