PSG thrashed Barcelona 4-0 at Champions League round-of-16

PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 14: Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain scores his team’s third goal past Marc-Andre ter Stegen of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona at Parc des Princes on February 14, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Not since 2007 has Barcelona failed to reach the quarterfinal of the Champions League, but it is in serious danger of missing out this season after being comprehensively beaten 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their round-of-16 showdown on Tuesday.

The French champions appointed Unai Emery as coach for his European record, and, after a season that began awkwardly defensively, he responded by delivering probably the most eye-catching result the club has achieved in the Champions League.

Angel Di Maria scored twice and Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani got the others as Barcelona matched its worst-ever European result.

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