Cape Town - Luis Suarez's clinical display on Wednesday night against Paris St Germain put his fellow Uruguayan Edinson
Cavani in the shade.
Cavani was left toiling up front for PSG as the hosts
struggled to wrestle possession away from Barcelona.
Barcelona took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals as they ended PSG's 33-game unbeaten run at home in Europe as they cruised to a 3-1 win in Paris.
"They have the same nationality and they play
in more or less the same position, but one was clinical tonight in a team that
dominated," admitted Paris coach Laurent Blanc.
Blanc saw his side produce a rousing second-leg
display to eliminate Chelsea in the last 16 last month, but he knows the task
facing them next Tuesday will be far tougher, especially after seeing captain
Thiago Silva hobble off with a thigh injury early on to be replaced by David
"That was when things started to go wrong for
us. We replaced Thiago with a player who was still not fully fit either. To
hope to get a better result against them you really need to be 100 percent in
all areas and for my team it certainly wasn't the case," he said.
"There is a lot of disappointment. The players
gave everything and are completely worn out. I hope the motivation for us will
be to go to Barcelona, with certain key players back, and show a different
PSG also lost top spot in Ligue 1 on Wednesday
after title rivals Lyon beat Bastia 2-0, and before travelling to Barcelona
Blanc must patch up his side for an important league game at Nice on Saturday.
"We will need to get four or five players back
before we go to Barcelona, but first I have to send out a competitive team that
is capable of taking three points at Nice."