Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning hat-trick as Paris St-Germain ripped Barcelona apart in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Nou Camp.
The night did not start well for last year’s runners-up when they fell behind to Lionel Messi’s 27th-minute penalty.
Messi, regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, was then upstaged on his own turf by France World Cup winner Mbappe as PSG ruthlessly exposed the hosts.
Mbappe danced past Clement Lenglet and smashed in the equaliser before stroking home from 10 yards to turn the game around.
On-loan Everton striker Moise Kean continued his resurgence by heading in unchallenged at the far post to put the Ligue 1 champions in control of the tie.
With Barca looking to pull a goal back, they were caught on the counter-attack and Mbappe curled in the goal of the night with his third.
The second leg takes place on 20 March in Paris, by which time PSG hope to have Neymar back from a thigh injury to face his former side.
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Paris Saint Germain
- 1ter Stegen
- 2DestSubstituted forMinguezaat 71′minutes
- 3PiquéSubstituted forPuigat 78′minutes
- 21de Jong
- 5BusquetsSubstituted forPjanicat 78′minutes
- 16GonzálezSubstituted forMachado Trincãoat 78′minutes
- 7GriezmannSubstituted forBraithwaiteat 85′minutes
- 13Murara Neto
- 17Machado Trincão
- 19Fernandes Siqueira
- 24FlorenziSubstituted forKehrerat 89′minutes
- 27GueyeBooked at 20minsSubstituted forHerreraat 45′minutes
- 6VerrattiSubstituted forDraxlerat 73′minutes
- 18KeanSubstituted forDaniloat 85′minutes
- Björn Kuipers
Match ends, Barcelona 1, Paris Saint Germain 4.
Second Half ends, Barcelona 1, Paris Saint Germain 4.
Clément Lenglet (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint Germain).
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Ander Herrera.
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Layvin Kurzawa.
Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Barcelona).
Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Marquinhos.
Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Thilo Kehrer replaces Alessandro Florenzi.
Attempt missed. Martin Braithwaite (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ousmane Dembélé with a cross.
Goal! Barcelona 1, Paris Saint Germain 4. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Julian Draxler following a fast break.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Danilo Pereira replaces Moise Kean.
Substitution, Barcelona. Martin Braithwaite replaces Antoine Griezmann.
Foul by Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint Germain).
Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ander Herrera (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Riqui Puig (Barcelona).