Millions of fans will watch Paris St. Germain vs. Barcelona live stream in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal to see if the Spanish club can continue its successful La Liga campaign.
Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on what striker Lionel Messi does on the pitch, especially considering the past year, which he has dubbed “difficult.” The Argentinian star recently said he is back and in top form after a challenging time dealing with tax fraud allegations and nagging injuries.
In an interview with Barça magazine, La Pulga says he is happy to put all the obstacles behind him and is giving arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo a run for his money. Ronaldo won two consecutive Ballon d’Or trophies, leaving Messi to just watch.
“The truth is that I began the season in another way after everything that had happened to me last year. I spent a lot of time away from the pitch (injured) and when I returned I wasn’t in great form. I have tried to forget what I experienced, though, and recover my best version and now I feel really good.”
Those who watch Paris St. Germain vs. Barcelona live stream will see if Messi can add to his impressive 74 UCL goals scored, more than anyone in history. In La Liga, Messi has scored 45 goals in 44 matches and against Sevilla, he netted his 399th goal for Barça.
As to Paris St. Germain, the number one team in Ligue 1 is looking to put behind all the drama with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is serving a four-month suspension after insulting a ref during the match against Bordeaux on March 15.
“F*****g wake up — we’re not playing in the amateurs. Wake up! I have never seen that in 15 years in my career, such a referee in this s*** country. (You) don’t even deserve PSG to be in this country.”
Ibrahimovic is also suspended for the match against Barcelona, after going on another rant during the match against Chelsea. Despite all the problems, Paris St. Germain stands at the top of Ligue 1, only one point ahead of Olympique Lyonnaise, but will this be enough to overcome the very powerful Barcelona.
Their last meeting was on December 2014 during the group stage of the UCL, when Barcelona won at Camp Nou by 3-1 with goals from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, according to FCbodog.
Watch Paris St. Germain vs. Barcelona live stream free on Wednesday, April 15 here. Kick off is at 2:45 p.m. ET from FS1 Parc des Princes.
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