Luis Suarez scored two important away goals for Barcelona as his side beat Paris Saint Germain 3-1 and moved a step closer to confirming their place in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.
The first leg of their quarter final tie at the Parc de Princes saw a great chance from Lionel Messi hit the post before he set up Neymar’s goal.
In the second half Suarez scored a brace before Gregory van der Wiel scored a consolation goal for PSG.
Laurent Blanc’s side will now turn their attention to their trip to Nice on Saturday in which a victory would see them overtake Lyon at the top of Ligue 1.
The game began with a chance for Javier Pastore to take the home side ahead but he failed to connect with the ball that Blaise Matuidi passed into his feet in the opposition box.
Suarez then made a fantastic aerial pass into Messi who smacked the post when attempting to curl the ball into the far corner of Salvatore Sirigu’s goal in the 14th minute.
Moments later Neymar opened the scoring from a Messi through ball found before Thiago Silva was forced to come off for David Luiz only 10 days after picking up a hamstring injury.
Chances to equalise were squandered by Pastore, Adrien Rabiot and Edison Cavani in the second-half.
Suarez grabbed his first goal after tearing apart the PSG defence going past Luiz, Marquinhos and Maxwell in the process before Marc-Andre ter Stegen was tested by Cavani just two minutes later.
Suarez then secured his side’s victory in the 79th minute after nutmegging Luiz and beautifully bending the ball into the goal.
Van der Wiel kept PSG’s hope of a comeback next Tuesday at the Camp Nou as a late half volley from outside the box deflected off Jeremy Mathieu into his own net.