Barcelona vs PSG
Barcelona's Luis Suarez (2nd R) celebrates with team-mate Marc Bartra after scoring a goal against Paris St Germain during their Champions League Group F match at the Nou CampReuters

Barcelona claimed the top spot in Group F of the Champions League after they came back from behind to record a comfortable 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's early strike was quickly cancelled out by Lionel Messi before goals from Neymar and Luis Suarez sealed the game for Barcelona.

The game started with Barcelona nearly taking an early lead through Messi, whose 20-yard curling free-kick in the fifth minute went just over the crossbar.

The Catalan club were soon punished for their missed opportunity as Ibrahimovic broke the deadlock in the 15th minute.

Lucas Moura whipped in a low cross towards Blaise Matuidi, and the French midfielder in turn laid the ball for Ibrahimovic, who made no mistakes as he drilled the ball home from nine yards.

However, PSG's lead lasted four only a mere four minutes as Barcelona soon levelled the scores through Messi. Javier Mascherano picked up Luis Suarez near the left byline with a long ball and the former Liverpool striker sent a pass towards an advancing Messi, who slammed the ball past Salvatore Sirigu.

PSG got two good chances to restore their lead at the half-hour mark, but both opportunities were wasted as Lucas failed to make use of Matuidi excellent cross and Edinson Cavani, who was completely unmarked, was unable to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

This time the visitors were punished for their wasted chances as Barcleona went into the lead in the 41st minute through Neymar, who, after breaking free of PSG's defence, found the nets with an excellent 20-yard effort.

Right after the break, both sides missed very good opportunities to score as Pedro miscued a cross and PSG failed to take advantage of a goalmouth mix-up at the other end.

Finally the game was put beyond any doubt after Suarez found the nets in the 77th minute. Neymar's initial effort, following a good passing move from Barcelona, was kept out by Sirigu, but the rebound fell to Suarez and the Uruguayan made no mistakes as he slotted the ball home from close range.


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