Barcelona were torn apart by rampart Paris Saint-Germain as Kylian Mbappe scored three goals and Moise Kean registered his goal at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.
The La Liga giants were handed a tough Champions League draw after finishing second in their group, went into the game in lower morale than usual, albeit having turned a corner in terms of their league form.
They took the lead inside the opening half-hour, Lionel Messi converting a penalty kick after Frenkie de Jong was fouled inside the box.
PSG equalised shortly after. It was Mbappe who struck, taking the ball from Marco Verratti, creating space in the box and then finishing lethally.
The French marksman doubled his tally shortly after the hour mark, seizing on a loose ball, before completing a historic hat-trick in the final ten-minutes, finishing off a deadly counter-attack with a sublime effort.
Moise Kean, on loan from Everton, scored PSG’s third goal.