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PSG stun Barcelona 4-0

Paris Saint-Germain took the lead on 18 minutes through a superb free-kick from birthday boy Angel Di Maria. The Argentinian is the second player to score a UEFA Champions League goal for PSG on his birthday. On 24 October 2000, Frederic Dehu scored in the Parisians' 7-2 home win over Rosenborg.

Birthday boys Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani led Paris Saint-Germain to a stunning 4-0 victory over Barcelona at the Parc des Princes in one of two Round of 16 encounters in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening. In Lisbon, a second-half strike by Konstantinos Mitroglou earned Benfica 1-0 home win over Borussia Dortmund.
In a result that is sure to send shockwaves throughout Europe and world football, a Di Maria brace led PSG to an emphatic first-leg win in Paris. Cavani and January signing Julian Draxler also got on the scoresheet for the French giants to humble their Spanish visitors.
In the Portuguese capital, Benfica claimed a one-goal aggregate lead after Mitroglou scored the winner from a corner just after half-time. Dortmund could have claimed a valuable away goal, but Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang saw his second-half penalty saved.

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