Barcelona showed they can not be a team from this universe, by defying logic and belief to produce the comeback that will beat all comebacks in a insane, crazy Champions League last 16 second leg against PSG at the Camp Nou. They were dead and buried. They got off to a fast start, and took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
All of a sudden, Barcelona were only down a single goal on aggregate.
Barca, meanwhile, reaches the quarters for the 10th straight season, meaning they are still in with a chance of a treble in Enrique’s last season at the helm. Edinson Cavani volleyed the ball straight into Ter Stegen’s goal to give the Parisians a sigh of relief. They tallied a third early in the second half to go up 3-0 leaving them one goal away from leveling the slate.
Chasing a 4-0 deficit Barcelona pulled off the impossible as they claimed 6 goals to knock PSG out of the Round of 16.
Barcelona were dead and buried.
Three of their goals came from the 88th minute onwards and sealed the biggest comeback ever seen in the competition.
Substitute Roberto stretched to stab home the victor from a Neymar centre five minutes into stoppage time to send the Nou Camp into ecstasy, and keep Barca on course for a trophy treble in what will be Luis Enrique’s last season in charge. That was when Neymar stepped up by curling a right-footed free kick from the left corner of the box between Trapp and his near post. It was incredible, but bound to be forgotten. Neymar netted a free-kick in the 88th-minute and found the back of the net again, this time from the spot in the 91st minute to ignite Barcelona’s hopes.
“When you have a team like this, made up of champions, that have won every title, everything is possible”.
Five minutes before the break the second goal finally came. At this point, the comeback was in the realm of possibility.
That record includes all three of Barca’s Champions League games this season as they dismantled Celtic (7-0), Manchester City (4-0) and Borussia Moenchengladbach (4-0) by a combined score of 15-0.
Displaying his unique creative talent, speed and audacity, Camp Nou witnessed the blossoming of a true team leader on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund breezed past Portuguese side Benfica with a 4-0 win thanks to a hat-trick from Gabon global Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
While Barcelona’s comeback victory might have shocked soccer fans, there’s one man who knew the team was capable of this result all along.