Cape Town - Barcelona
were well beaten by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, and there were few
excuses from Luis Enrique, Andres Iniesta, or Sergi Busquets.
Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani added to a brace from Angel di
Maria to secure a 4-0 win for PSG in the first leg of their Round of 16
clash at Parc des Princes.
"It was a disastrous game," manager Enrique admitted in the
aftermath. "It's not difficult to explain. PSG were better than us from
"They overcame our pressure and they were better with and without the ball. We were clearly inferior."
"We had a dreadful day in a competition that doesn't let you off,"
Iniesta added. "There's nothing positive, especially not the result.
They were better than us in all facets of the game. There's no
Barca have met PSG three times in the Champions League in recent
seasons and knocked them out at each asking, but making it four in a row
in the second leg at Camp Nou will require a monumental performance.
"It's not about the attitude, it's was a football thing," Busquets
told UEFA’s website. "PSG were better tactically. It will be very
difficult at Camp Nou but we will try. We always try."