Mbappe Double Helps PSG Oust Barcelona, Reaches Semifinals

The French billionaires will face Borrusia Dortmund in the semifinals 
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Kylian Mbappe scored twice on Tuesday night as Paris Saint Germain came from a goal down and turn around a first leg deficit to reach the semifinals of the UEFA champions League.

Barcelona playing at their temporary Estadi Olympic Luos Companys went ahead when Lamine Yamal beat his marker and found Raphinha at the near post.

The Brazilian prodded home the ball under the challenge of Ashraf Hakimi.

From that point, it seemed a daunting task for Luis Enrique against the team that he previously managed.

However, Barcelona were forced to lose central defender Ronald Araujo who brought down the electric Bradley Barcola just inside the penalty box.

Ousmane Dembele was at the end of a cross-shot in the six-yard box to hit a fantastic low shot into the roof of the net.

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Vitinha ensured the aggregate score was level in the 55th minute when he collected the ball teed onto his path at the edge of the box from a corner kick and let fly a low belter that found the bottom right corner.

The French giants replicating the turnaround that Enrique’s Barcelona displayed against them in 2017 – after the  first leg defeat – made their comeback complete when Joao Cancello brought down Dembele inside the box for s penalty which Mbappe scored from.

PSG will meet Borrusia Dortmund in the semifinals of the competition.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

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