Kylian Mbappe inspired PSG as Barcelona where capitulated in a second half of a chastening 4 – 1 defeat.
Seeing Marc-Andre ter Stegen and the jittery Sergino Dest able to stop Mbappe in the first minutes, many taught it was over.
Messi slotted in the spot kick making it his fourth goal in the Champions League this season therefore putting Barcelona forward after Layvin Kurzawa brought down Frenkie de Jong.
Mbappe responded five minutes later for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who were without Neymar and Angel Di Maria.
PSG took over after the break seeing Mbappe (65) as his second of the night before Moise Kean’s header at 70′, who is on loan from Everton, stretched the French side’s advantage.
We taught it was now over until at the 85th minute when Mbappe produced a brilliant curled finish leaving Barcelona stunned.
With the brutal reality check for Barcelona brought by Mbappe, Koeman’s side will definitely need another remontada heading into the second leg at the Parc des Princes on March 10, four years on from the side’s memorable last-16 clash in which the La Liga side recovered from a 4 – 0 first-leg loss in France by winning the second 6 – 1 at the Nou Camp. What will don’t know is will Verati & Icardi let that happen?
Facts from the match
Kylian Mbappé (22 years and 58 days) is the youngest player in @ChampionsLeague history to score a brace in a knockout game against Barcelona in the competition. Galactic.