PSG 1-3 Barcelona: Luis Suarez nets brace as semifinal beckons

Barcelona took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals with a resounding 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Wednesday’s quarterfinal first leg at the Parc des Princes.

Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi combined to set up Neymar for a slick opener in the 18th minute, and Luis Suarez added two brilliant strikes in the second half to seemingly seal matters.

Gregory van der Wiel’s effort was deflected past Marc-Andre ter Stegen by Barca substitute Jeremy Mathieu to give PSG some hope late on.

But Laurent Blanc’s side have it all to do in next Tuesday’s second leg at the Camp Nou.

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