Paris St-Germain stunned Barcelona with a 4-0 victory, leaving Barcelona in danger of failing to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in a decade.
Di Maria came in with the opener with a curled free-kick. Julian Draxler with the second, and followed up by another goal from Di Maria. Edinson Cavani finished strong with a fourth.
The Messi-Suarez-Neymar trio had a lackluster performance, lacking any effort of note.
This leaves Luis Enrique’s side with a gargantuan task of staying in the competition when they host PSG for the 2nd leg on March 8.
No side has managed to overturn a 4-goal first-leg deficit in the history of the Champions League.
Paris Saint Germain
- Di María (18′minutes, 55′minutes),
- Draxler (40′minutes),
- Cavani (71′minutes)