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Messi extends Champions League record as Barcelona beats PSG to the top of the table

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona shakes hands with Zlatan Ibraimovic (L) and Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain FC prior to the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

                                                 

“Barcelona’s line-up surprised us, but their system wasn’t decisive. Their players were.”

– Laurent Blanc 

FC Barcelona played a great game at the Camp Nou earlier to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 to top Group F with 15 points.

Zlatan happily opened the score board in the 15th minute with a superb 12 yards effort. His momentum came to an end 4 minutes later when Messi met a Suarez cross for his 75th CL goal. Edinson Cavani had a go at goal and probably should have done better to put PSG ahead once again, but ter Stegen made the save. Barça took the lead through a Neymar blinder in the 41st minute.

Ten minutes after restart, Luis Suarez had the ball in the back of the net but the whistle had already gone for a handball against him. Suarez would eventually get his goal in the 77th minute for the 3-1 lead. That goal was his first at home, his 2nd in the CL.

This victory for the Catalan giants means PSG is now beaten for the first time this season. PSG looked mighty dangerous when they had the ball and Enrique might come under fire for his experiments by fans, but we secured the victory.

Tune in Monday for the 1/8 draw.

STAT ATTACK!

^ Barcelona are the first team in history to win their Champions League group in 8 consecutive seasons.

^ Xavi has equalled AC Milan’s Paolo Maldini as players with most European club games ever (168)

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Now go watch Messi with Ibra and Motta before the game:

SCENES!

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Motta, Ibra and Leo joking before the match

Luis Suarez (L) and Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona shake hands with Paris Saint-Germain FC players prior to the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Zlatan Ibraimovic of Paris Saint-Germain FC celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoringm their first goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoringm their first goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona competes for the ball with Blaise Matuidi (L) and Marco Verratti of Paris Saint-Germain FC during his team's first goal of FC Barcelona  during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Thiago Motta of Paris Saint-Germain FC competes for the ball with Lionel Messi (L) and Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

The joy! The relief! The passion! ❤

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Zlatan Ibraimovic of Paris Saint-Germain FC competes for the ball with Javier Mascherano of FC Barcelona during prior to the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Head coach Laruent Blanc of Paris Saint-Germain FC looks on  during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain FC acknowledges his supporters at the end of the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona reacts during the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Thiago Silva of Paris Saint-Germain FC acknowledges his supporters at the end of the UEFA Champions League group F match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin FC at Camp Nou Stadium on December 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Tha besties!

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Don’t worry, Leo, Ney is not seeing this

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Lavezzi and Leo after the match

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