Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has clinched a spot in the Champions League semifinals after a remarkable 4-1 triumph over Barcelona on Tuesday, leaving fans at the edge of their seats.

Kylian Mbappe’s stellar performance, including two crucial goals, propelled the French side forward. However, it was Ronald Araujo’s pivotal red card that dramatically shifted the tide, shattering Barcelona’s hopes despite an early lead.

In a stunning turn of events, Barcelona’s initial 3-2 win in the first leg set the stage for an electrifying showdown with PSG.

The return of Achraf Hakimi bolstered PSG’s lineup under the helm of manager Luis Enrique, who also reinstated Warren Zaire-Emery despite recent criticism.

Under the guidance of coach Xavi, Barcelona got off to a dream start on Tuesday, seizing an early lead through Raphinha’s goal. However, Araujo’s costly error, resulting in a red card for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity, proved to be a game-changer.

The relentless pressure from PSG intensified after Dembele’s equalizer, with Barcelona struggling to cope with being down to 10 men. A rapid PSG counterattack, culminating in Vitinha’s clinical strike, leveled the tie and swung momentum in PSG’s favor.

Despite Barcelona’s valiant efforts, chaos ensued, leading to Xavi’s dismissal from the touchline and a penalty awarded to PSG after Joao Cancelo’s mistimed challenge on Dembele. Mbappe calmly converted the spot-kick, securing PSG’s 6-4 aggregate victory and a spot in the semifinals against Borussia Dortmund.