PSG given the chance for Barcelona Champions League revenge

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It's not quite the dream rematch that the French club would have wished, but nevertheless it offers that chance to heal their wounded pride

Paris Saint-Germain have set a new date with Barcelona in the Champions League, though it is not, perhaps, the one that president Nasser Al-Khelaifi would have wished.

The Parisians’ female team has progressed to the semi-final of the women’s competition, where they will start as favourites to eliminate the Catalan outfit.

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It represents an opportunity for revenge for PSG, whose male team was hulimiated by the Spaniards earlier this month in their version of the event.

A 4-0 first leg win seemed to have the French champions through to the quarter-finals, yet they were the victims of a controversial 6-1 defeat at Camp Nou in a match that featured numerous contentious refereeing decisions that went against Unai Emery’s side. 

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Now the French have an opportunity to restore some of their wounded pride, having beaten Bayern Munich 4-0 at home in the second leg of their quarter-final to secure a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Meanwhile, Barcelona booked their place in the last four with a 3-0 win over two legs against Rosengard.

The team to beat, however, remains Olympique Lyonnais, who are the defending champions. They were pushed hard by Wolfsburg but eventually won through 2-1 on aggregate, while they will face the winners of Manchester City and Fortuna Hjorring, who meet on Thursday in England, with the hosts holding a 1-0 advantage. 

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