The collective strength Paris St Germain showed in knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League was missing against Barcelona as the French side were humbled 3-1 at home in their Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Barcelona will not make the mistake of underestimating Paris St Germain in their Champions League quarter-final second leg next week after securing a 3-1 win in Paris on Wednesday, according to coach Luis Enrique.
Paris St Germain are counting on a rock-solid defence as the best means of attack in their Champions League clash with Barcelona on Wednesday, even though they are doing battle on their own turf, coach Laurent Blanc says.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday the away goals rule should be changed following his club`s defeat to AS Monaco in the Champions League under the rule after the teams finished level at 3-3 over the two legs.
Chelsea will win the Premier League this season with the same players who are being criticised for going out of the Champions League to Paris St Germain, their manager Jose Mourinho promised on Friday.
Chelsea skipper John Terry has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic`s description of his team mates as "babies", saying Paris St Germain`s players were equally culpable on a night of ill-discipline at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea`s elimination from the Champions League after losing to Paris St Germain on the away goals rule leaves the English Premier League facing the embarrassing realisation that it is not, as it likes to think, the best league in the world.
David Luiz, whose thunderous header helped knock Chelsea out of the Champions League on Wednesday, apologised to the fans of his former club for his goal celebration even if most of them had gone home by the time he scored it.
Paris St Germain reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Chelsea on away goals on Wednesday having survived most of the match with 10 men to draw 2-2 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate.