Barcelona completed what is perhaps the greatest Champions League comeback of all-time as they overcame a 4-0 first leg deficit with a 6-1 second leg win in the Nou Camp.
But the scoreline tells only half the story, as Edinson Cavani’s away goal meant that the hosts needed to score three times with just two minutes of the 90 remaining. Neymar scored after 88 and 91 minutes and provided the assist for Sergi Roberto’s 95th minute winner as the Nou Camp erupted.
It all looked like a bad day for PSG from the beginning of the match as they set up defensively, resting talisman Angel di Maria in the first half and various defensive mistakes led to Barca’s first goal – a strike from Luis Suarez on the third minute.
Moments later Barca scored again, through a strike from Luis Suarez, before Lionel Messi scored just after halftime leaving Barca just a goal behind to equalize. But Edinson Cavani then hit a crucial away goal for Paris Saint-Germain, denting Barca’s hopes.
Barca needed three more goals to qualify . Score 3-1 (agg 5-3). Barca mounted more pressure on PSG and in the last 15 minutes scored three goals, a beauty from Neymar, another penalty from Neymar and the last of which was a die minute goal in 5minutes extra time by Sergi Roberto. Score 6-1 (agg 6-5) !
The role the referee played in Barca’s win arguably can’t be denied (2 penalties and 5mins extra time at home) but the Spanish club can find solace in the fact that they’ve broken history – and they are in the UEFA champions league quarter finals . See more photos from the match below…