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Unai Emery: 'Paris Saint-Germain have learnt from Barcelona clash'

Emery: 'PSG have learnt from Barca clash'
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Unai Emery believes that Paris Saint-Germain can showcase how far they have come since last season's Champions League exit to Barcelona in this season's tie with Real Madrid.

Unai Emery has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain can showcase how far they have come since last season's Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona in this term's encounter with Real Madrid.

The Parisians built up a seemingly insurmountable 4-0 lead against the Blaugrana in the last-16 first leg a year ago, only for the Spaniards to win the second leg 6-1 and advance to the next round.

PSG have since added Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to their ranks and will lock horns with Barca's bitter rivals in the second round of the Champions League, which Emery sees as a chance for redemption.

"Perhaps the preparation for this game began in that game," Emery told the Daily Mail. "When things don't well you learn a lot. The team is ready to compete at this level. We have more experience and we are better prepared to progress.

"This game is an opportunity for us. We are playing against the champions and the team that has won this competition the most. We want to reach that level.

"We have huge respect for the rival but we also have a lot of confidence in our ability to qualify for the quarter-finals. This is a great opportunity to show how we have advanced."

PSG have eliminated Real in their two previous European knockout encounters, the 1992-93 UEFA Cup and the 1993-94 Cup Winners Cup, both times in the quarter-finals.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG99003262627
2Lille96121771019
3Marseille95132116516
4Montpellier HSCMontpellier9441127516
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne94321112-115
6Lyon94231412214
7Bordeaux94231311214
8Toulouse93421012-213
9StrasbourgStrasbourg93331613312
10Angers93241112-111
11Rennes93241214-211
12Nice9324713-611
13AmiensAmiens93151113-210
14Nimes92431316-310
15Caen92431013-310
16Dijon9315913-410
17Reims924349-510
18MonacoMonaco9135913-46
19NantesNantes9135816-86
20GuingampGuingamp9126618-125

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