Bayern stand strong as Barca stutter in Champions League quarters
Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by big-spenders PSG, while Bayern Munich eased past Juventus 2-0 in the quarterfinal first legs.
Lionel Messi scored the opening goal in the 2-2 draw between Barcelona and PSG, but suffered a hamstring injury and did not reappear for the second half.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing against his former club, scored a dubious goal for PSG, with replays suggesting he was offside.
Barcelona thought they had snatched victory right at the death, when Xavi slotted home from the penalty spot, after Alexis Sanchez was brought down in the box.
With the last kick of the game, Blaise Matuidi struck the equaliser to give PSG a share of the spoils, leaving Victor Valdes with his head in his hands.
In the marque quarterfinal tie, Bayern Munich put one foot in the Champions League semi-finals after their 2-0 win at home to Juventus.
Austrian defender David Alaba scored within the first 30 seconds of the match and Thomas Mueller scored the second, as Bayern brushed aside a below-par Juve.
It was a dominant showing by Bayern, as Juventus were left shocked by the efficiency displayed by their opponents.