PSG and FC Barcelona's UEFA Champions League history

On March 15th, the bracket for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals was revealed, where Paris Saint-Germain will face FC Barcelona again, at this stage

Once again, PSG and Barcelona will contest a knockout phase for the UEFA Champions League. / David Ramos/GettyImages
Once again, PSG and Barcelona will contest a knockout phase for the UEFA Champions League. / David Ramos/GettyImages / David Ramos/GettyImages

The rivalry in recent years between PSG and Barcelona has increased greatly, thanks to the matches presented, as well as the signings and other aspects that have displeased the fans. On April 10th, the first leg will be played at the Parc des Princes, while the return leg will take place at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on April 16th.

Tied in the history by UEFA Champions League.

In the UEFA Champions League, these two teams have faced each other a total of 12 times, with the victory record being very close. 4 wins for the Catalan team, 4 wins for PSG, and 4 draws in the games played. In this 2023/24 season, a Parisian advantage over the Catalans is expected, where the winning team to advance to the semifinals will be Paris Saint-Germain, but in such a close match, either team is favored at this stage.

Since 1994/95 was the first encounter between these clubs, leaving the Parisian club's classification to the semifinal in that season with a 3-2 aggregate, while the last time they faced each other was in the 2020/21 season, where in the round of 16, PSG advanced with a 5-2 aggregate. They will face each other again just 3 years after the last encounter and with a renewal in each team, an exciting duel will be seen.

The history between these two teams has also transcended beyond the matches, as the signings made between both teams have also played a very important role off the pitch. While these are some of the most peculiar cases in recent years between these two teams:

  • Neymar was signed by PSG, from Barcelona.
  • Non-signing of Marco Verratti by Barcelona.
  • Lionel Messi was signed by PSG, from Barcelona.
  • Dembélé signed by PSG, from Barcelona.
  • Ronaldinho wearing both teams' shirts.

These are some topics that have been quite important and transcendent in the history between these two teams, leaving a taste of rivalry on and off the pitch. This coming April 10th and 16th, we will witness an outcome in this UEFA Champions League stage and also, we will experience a vibrant match where it is one of the most attractive series of the top European competition.