Paris vs FC Barcelona

FC Barcelone in short

Since its creation on November 29th, 1899, FC Barcelona has been a leading club in the Spanish football championship. The Catalan club is also one of the most emblematic clubs in the world. Over the seasons, the "Fùtbol Club Barcelona", more commonly known as Barça, has won 26 championships, 5 Champions League 5 times, 31 Copa del Rey and 14 Spanish Super Cups. 

Since August 19th, 2020, the team has been trained by the former coach of the Dutch team, Ronald Koeman. Former club player Ronald Koeman scored the one and only goal in a Champions League final at Wembley against Sampdoria UC in 1992. This was the first UEFA Champions League win for FC Barcelona.

FC Barcelona is also one of the most successful training centers in Europe, La Masia, located in the Joan Gamper sports city. Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez or Cesc Fabregas took their first steps there.

 

FC Barcelone is one of the most successful clubs in Spanish football.

The encounters

11 matchs joués

3
Won
4
Drawn
4
Lost
Champions League 20/21 - Round of 16
March 10th, 2021
1-1
Champions League 20/21 - Round of 16
February 16th, 2021
1-4
Champions League 16/17 - Round of 16
March 8th, 2017
6-1

The Parisians against FC Barcelone

PSG-Barcelona is now a Champions League classic of these past years. If the Parisian were eliminated after an extraordinary scenario in 2017 (5-6 on aggregate), we also remember the fantastic performance of the Red and Blue at the Cam Nou on April 10th, 2013 with despite the elimination, a promess of an ambitious european future.

On February 16th, 2021, the Red and Blue have been travelling to Camp Nou on 2020-21 Champions League Round of 16. After a penalty converted by Messi, the Parisians made a XXL performance to finally win 4 - 1. With a hat-trick, Mbappé illuminated the match with all his talent, as well as Verratti, king of the midfield that evening.

On March 10th, 2021, the second leg at Parc des Princes ended with a 1 - 1 draw. Kylian Mbappé on penalty and Leo Messi with a great left foot strike were the two scorers of the match.

Marquinhos : "It's a big match to play in, a great challenge. They're great opponents. We're expecting a big battle, and we'll have to be ready for it."

Players to follow

Duel

Keylor Navas

Goalkeeper 15/12/1986
Keylor Navas, whose full name is Keilor Antonio Despite Navas Gamboa, was born on December 15th, 1986, in San Isidro de El General. Keylor Navas made his debut in Saprissa in his native country. It was only in 2010, at just 17 years old, that the Costa Rican international player discovered the highest level alongside the Levante club. Three years later, he was voted the best goalkeeper in La Liga. At the end of that same season, at the 2014 Brazilian World Cup, the world discovered the Costa Rican's talents and in the summer he joined the Real Madrid team. In total, he won 12 titles with Real Madrid, including one in La Liga and three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles. In the 2017-2018 season, his performances earned him the UEFA Best Goalkeeper Award. In 2019, he decided to sign with Paris Saint-Germain.
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Antoine Griezmann

Striker 21/03/1991
Born on March 21th, 1991, in Mâcon, Sâone-et-Loire, Antoine Griezmann is a French international player playing in the Spanish league as a striker for FC Barcelona. A child full of talent, he made his debut for the local club in his hometown, UF Macôn. Trained at the Real Sociedad training centre, his career made a major step with his transfer to Atletico de Madrid, in the summer of 2014. Recognised in Spain for his performances with Atletico, he became a key player for the French team in June 2018. Selected by Didier Deschamps for the 2018 World Cup, he won the title against Croatia on July 15th, 2018. In 2019, the French striker left Atlético de Madrid and signed a contract until 2024 with FC Barcelona. His release clause amounted to 120 million euros, one of the biggest transfers in the history of football.

Camp Nou stadium

A mythical stadium of the Fc Barcelona since 24 September 1957, the Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe with 99,354 seats. Classified UEFA Category 4 Stadium, the Camp Nou, which in Catalan means "new stadium", can host many international matches such as the Champions League.

In addition, the stadium was the scene of several matches of the 1964 European Championship, the 1982 World Cup and the 1992 Olympic Games.

C. d'Arístides Maillol, 12
08028 Barcelona
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Practical information
Located in the west of Barcelona, in the Les Corts district, the stadium is served by metro lines 3 (Les Corts stop) and 5 (Collblanc stop). The Camp Nou is also accessible by tram or bus. You can also take taxis, there is a taxi rank at the Camp Nou exit on Avenida Jean XXIII.