Barcelona beat Paris Saint Germain convincingly in a 3-1 win (watch all goals and highlights here) at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. Neymar and Luis Suarez (brace) scored the goals for the visitors, who enjoyed 64 percent of possession, created 11 goal-scoring chances and attempted nine shots, six of them on target and one to the post.
Luis Enrique's team played one of their best games of the season. Although Suarez's impressive goals will deservedly make the headlines around the world, this valuable victory came as a result of the players' strength as a collective, their ability to put the interests of the team before their own.
As most expected, PSG took a defensive approach from the initial whistle. Despite being a highly physical contest in the early stages, with winning second balls becoming more important than ... Read the rest of my column for ESPN (800+ words, including Player Ratings) here: "Luis Suarez's stellar brace leads Barcelona to an assured win over PSG"
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