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Barcelona Champions League Odds: Barca 2/9 to reach Champions League semi-finals after epic PSG triumph

Barcelona are strongly fancied at odds of 2/9 to progress through to the Champions League semi-finals following their impressive 3-2 win against PSG in the first leg of their quarter-final encounter.

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In a sensational, end-to-end contest, it was Barcelona who prevailed at the Parc des Princes and take a slim advantage back to the Catalan capital for the second leg of their quarter-final clash with PSG.

Where the Parisiens, who were on a 27-game unbeaten run heading into the contest, laboured in possession during the opening exchanges, Barcelona mustered a menacing attacking threat and their forward trio conjured the first goal of the game.

Robert Lewandowski evaded a flimsy challenge to find teenage sensation Lamine Yamal on the flank, whose deflected cross was directed neatly into the top corner by Raphinha.

Former Barca boss Luis Enrique made adjustments during the half-time interval and it paid dividends, with PSG turning the match on its head within five minutes of the restart courtesy of goals from Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha.

The game proceeded to tilt both ways but Barcelona were level just after the hour mark. Substitute Pedri placed a deliciously lofted pass in the path of Raphinha and the Brazilian guided a sublime volley into the far corner.

Chaos continued to ensue and Dembele came to within inches of restoring PSG's advantage, striking the woodwork with a left-footed effort. But it was the visitors who regained the lead when Andreas Christensen, who had only been on the pitch for several minutes, nodded home an Ilkay Gundogan corner.

Chances were aplenty for both sides but Barcelona clung on. If the first leg was anything to go by, then this tie is far from over.

Barcelona are 2/9 to progress, while Xavi's side are now Evens to reach the final at Wembley on June 1. The Blaugrana can be backed at 6/1 to win the competition.

PSG, on the other hand, are now 3/1 to reach the semi-finals. The Ligue 1 champions have drifted to 5/1 to reach the final and 14/1 to lift the Champions League for the first time in their history.

The winner of this contest will face the victor from Atletico Madrid's tie against Borussia Dortmund and it's the Spanish side that are in the driving seat at the halfway point, taking a 2-1 lead to Signal Iduna Park.

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