Barcelona: Barcelona needed a Pedro equaliser to draw 1-1 with Paris St Germain on Wednesday in their Champions League quarter-final, second leg and advance to the last four on away goals.
The favourites started the match at the Nou Camp with Lionel Messi on the bench after he damaged a hamstring in last week's 2-2 first-leg draw in Paris.
Without the World Player of the Year Barca, lacked cutting edge and PSG had much the better of the first half before Javier Pastore raced clear five minutes after the break and lifted the ball over Victor Valdes into the net.
Messi replaced Cesc Fabregas with half an hour left and was involved in the buildup to Pedro's 71st-minute strike to make it 3-3 on aggregate as Barca secured a sixth straight semi-final appearance in Europe's elite club competition....more
02:11 AM, Apr 11, 2013
Sao Paulo: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta are the finalists for FIFA's world player of the year award. They were picked from a list of 23 candidates for this year's Ballon d'Or, with Messi looking to become the first player to win the award four times. The Argentina and Barcelona playmaker won the award last three years. The winner will be announced in Switzerland on Jan 7. The...
07:21 PM, Nov 29, 2012