Kylian Mbappé inspires PSG to 5-2 aggregate win over Barcelona

• Barcelona defeated 5-2 on aggregate; capital one win away from European glory • Neymar scores twice, but misses penalty in PSG’s 5-2 win

Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 5-2 victory over Barcelona to progress to the Champions League play-off round.

The Parisian side moved one step closer to winning the competition after winning the second leg of their playoff tie, with the home side reaching a 5-2 aggregate victory.

PSG, who finished third in Ligue 1 behind Monaco and Lille, racked up 16 shots on goal in the first half. Messi scored in the 28th minute, but the France international Mbappé turned the game with a stunning equaliser on the stroke of half-time and a second just after the break, when he fired in a loose ball to put PSG ahead.

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Thiago Silva scored twice in quick succession to give the visitors a comfortable lead, with Neymar replying from the penalty spot in the 74th minute.

Barcelona, who failed to reach the Champions League final for the second season in a row, tried to get back into the game in the second half and moved to within a goal of the visitors, but left José Pékerman’s side in control.

The first leg finished 2-2 at the Camp Nou.

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