PSG players celebrate their 4-0 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League Getty

Paris Saint-Germain registered a crushing 4-0 victory over Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 clash at Parc des Princes on 14 February. The Catalan club have an uphill task in order to progress to the next round of the competition following a humiliating defeat on Tuesday.

Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani celebrated their birthdays, with the former scoring a brace and the Uruguayan international finally managing to score against Barcelona. The Argentine international opened the scoring from a free-kick before PSG's January signing Julian Draxler doubled the lead before the break.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man further extended his side's lead by netting a goal in the 55<sup>th minute before Cavani scored PSG's fourth goal 16 minutes later. Barcelona failed to create as many chances during the game while Lionel Messi hardly had any impact on the game.

Luis Enrique and his men will be aware their chances of making it to the quarter-final of the Champions League remain slim, especially after they failed to score the much needed away goal. The return leg will be played at Camp Nou on 8 March. IBTimes UK looks at how Twitter reacted after PSG thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg.

After last night's match.#PSG #FCB #UEFA #Messi #PSGFCB

— Transfer News (@FootyRumor) February 15, 2017

PSG destroyed Barcelona. If they had a bit of luck, it would be 6-0 or 7-0. Shows how good was the draw against them in group stages.

— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) February 15, 2017

See you again #PSGFCB

— Kevin Dorey (@MisterDorey) February 14, 2017

Messi's game so far... #PSGFCB

— ConcedingCorners (@ConcedingYT) February 14, 2017

Oh look, PSG did that crowd celebration hand hold thing.

I haven't seen that since Liverpool drew with West Brom at home that one time.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 14, 2017

MSN today in Paris...#PSGBAR#PSGFCB

— Unibet Belgium (@unibetbelgium) February 14, 2017

Messi can't have a bad day if he hardly touched the ball #StayWoke #PSGFCB #FanLiveNG #PepsiMoment

— Prof. Yinka (@GalacticoHD) February 14, 2017