Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona tonight and they did so in the most dramatic of fashions.
The French side absolutely trounced Barcelona in a most unloving manner at the Parc des Princes on Valentine’s Day and took a 4-0 lead with them to Camp Nou for the second leg of this Round of 16 tie.
However, though many people did so, Barcelona should never to be counted out on big European nights, especially at their world famous home ground.
Barca got off to a superb start, with Luis Suarez finding the net in the 3rd minute, and they had added two more by the 50th – a Kurzawa own goal and a Lionel Messi strike from the penalty spot. But a Cavani goal in the 62nd minute seemed to be the last nail in the Catalan coffin.
With only a couple of minutes remaining in normal time, however, an improbable sequence of events began. Neymar netted his side’s fourth of the night in the 88th and their fifth in the first minute of injury time, this time from the spot. Then with more than 94 minutes gone, Sergi Roberto put the finishing touch to what many are calling the greatest comeback in football history.
— SuperNews (@_SuperNews_) March 8, 2017
It’s an over used word in sport, but this is one of those rare occasions when it’s use is close to being legitimately warranted – 4-0 down to 6-5 up and through – that’s nigh-on miraculous.
Twitter, as one would expect, flipped…
Nights like tonight is why I love football. Barcelona coming back when everyone wrote them off. Incredible.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) March 8, 2017
The earth is billions of years old and we were born to witness that comeback.
Barcelona. Thank you. #UCL
— JΛY BUCKS ?? (@TheMasterBucks) March 8, 2017
The greatest comeback since Lazarus — watching Barcelona vs Paris St.-Germain
— Brian Butterfield (@bullman4747) March 8, 2017
I don't care what anyone says There's no other club in the world that can do what Barcelona have just done.
— Football Hub (@RealFootballHub) March 8, 2017
Unbe-fucking-lievable! Greatest game ever.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 8, 2017
The best turnaround ever in football bar none #Barca
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) March 8, 2017
Heres to hoping that Barca can bring back Brody in Homeland and Walt in Breaking Bad
— Bateson87 (@bateson87) March 8, 2017
What did I just witness ? #Barca
— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) March 8, 2017
Barca fans when that 6th goal went in pic.twitter.com/hEDrqtpxVz
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) March 8, 2017
Arsenal fans knew we had no chance after 1st leg v Bayern.
Barca fans knew they still had a chance even at 0-4 down.
That's the difference.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2017
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 8, 2017