Luis Enrique confronts journalist after Barcelona thrashing

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"Especially because of what has happened in their previous games against Barcelona".

Knowing a big first leg lead would be needed to quell the impending Barca Camp Nou storm, PSG turned on the style in their own backyard, giving everything their fans would have dreamed of and more. Most of the speculation surrounded how Sergi Roberto would cope as his replacement, but Barcelona were opened up time and time again by an excellent PSG side on their way to a bruising 4-0 win.

With PSG looking strong in the Champions League, Verratti may feel the French giants can lift the trophy this year.

However, Verratti's tune has seemingly changed somewhat following Tuesday's spectacular showing.

"I'm very cautious with the next game". He led Sevilla to three successive Europa League titles from 2014, getting the best of the players at his disposal and that is proving to be the case at PSG.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have won nine of their last 11 games in the Champions League knockout stages (L2).

This was PSG's night, though, and Unai Emery's side will surely go on to secure a fifth successive appearance in the quarter-finals.

They are fresh from a 3-0 victory at Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Friday, in which Edinson Cavani scored twice to take him to 33 goals in all competitions this season.

And in terms of keeping hold of Verratti, it seems a run in the Champions League could hold the key. No team has ever recovered from such a deficit to progress in Champions League history.

But the former Gunners defender was quick to heap necessary praise on PSG, who appeared to have finally found the formula in European football that they have been searching for for years. Their midfield has been lacking something with Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets just coming back from periods out.

Lizarazu did not hold back in dissecting Barca's demise in the French capital, labelling the effort produced by Luis Enrique's previously all-conquering team "terrible".

The result leaves PSG on the brink of a place in the quarter-finals for the fifth season in succession, while FC Barcelona are staring at their earliest exit since losing to Liverpool in the last 16 in 2007. Luis Enrique is taking most of the flack for a awful performance that saw the Catalans outclassed from start to finish against the French champions.

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