Barcelona produce astonishing comeback to knock PSG out of the Champions League

Tricia Pearson
March 10, 2017

The Catalans won the second leg 6-1 to progress to the quarterfinals as they made a mother of all comebacks to dump Paris Saint-Germain out of the competition with a 6-5 score on aggregate.

Barcelona became the first team in Champions League history to overturn a four-goal deficit in a knockout tie as a stoppage-time goal by Sergio Roberto completed an extraordinary 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

It was a happy moment at Camp Nou after Sergi Roberto scored the injury-time victor as Barcelona entered the champions League quarter-finals with a 6-5 aggergate win.

But the Brazil striker converted a penalty in the 90th and then followed up with a chipped pass for substitute Roberto to steer the ball beyond goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in injury time. "It was hard after the match in Paris".

"This is the best game I have ever played".

"Already Barcelona's most risky player from the first leg, or the least worst anyway, Barcelona can thank Neymar for its place in the quarter-final for the 10th year in succession".

"I don't think anybody stopped believing", Luis Enrique said.

"If they can score four goals against us, we can score six", said Enrique yesterday. Barcelona needs at least four goals to avoid being eliminated in the last 16 for the first time in almost a decade.

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Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, husband of Colombian pop star Shakira, predicted exuberant celebrations among the team's fans. "The first half was more about our mistakes". Three minutes later he struck again from the penalty spot in the first minute of added time, sending Trapp the wrong way after Suarez had been fouled by Marquinhos.

Despite PSG's extended half-time break, they didn't have to wait long.

Defender Gerard Pique even predicted a baby boom in the Catalan capital set off by Roberto's outstretched right leg sparking delirium among almost 100,000 at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi stepped up to take the penalty and the little magician hammered it into the corner to make it 3-0.

Emery finally ordered his players briefly forward.

A number of Barcelona players posted on their social media accounts after the game - Neymar's translates to, "You respect our history, understand?"

After the first leg, Neymar had said that Barcelona had only a 1% chance of going through but it was something to grab hold of, and over the last seven days some belief had emerged from the gloom.

"I threw myself at it with everything", Roberto told BeIN Sports. Five minutes left and "Yes, we can!".

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