FC Barcelona Completes The GREATEST Comeback In Champions League History
It’s sad times if you’re a Paris Saint-Germain fan. You now join recent (monumental) collapses in sports with the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder for blowing a 3-1 series lead in the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors for blowing a 3-1 series lead in the 2016 NBA Finals, and the Cleveland Indians for blowing a 3-1 series lead in the 2016 MLB World Series.
PSG faced a talented FC Barcelona squad on February 14th and by the end of it, put themselves in a commanding position with a 4-0, first-leg lead. There’s no way the FC Barcelona could pull out a win, right? There hasn’t been a team in history that has overturned such a deficit…
Barcelona become the first team in Champions League history to overturn a 4-0 first leg deficit in the knockout stages.
What a win. pic.twitter.com/nP1QHBKc1x
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 8, 2017
To make history, Barcelona needed goals, and they needed a lot of them. They got themselves a good start just 3 minutes in courtesy of Luis Suarez. An own-goal by PSG and a Lionel Messi penalty kick put FCB up by three goals, but still trailed 3-4 on aggregate.
Things got harder as Edinson Cavani put PSG on the board and stretched the aggregate up to 5-3 in their favor.
But with what’s happening in sports over the past year, it’s not over until it’s over. With only 2 minutes left to play, Barcelona needed three goals to move on.
Cue the comeback once again!
What happened in the last few minutes of the match will go down as one of the most exciting finishes in soccer history. Oh, just check out the timings on the following:
88′: Neymar scores from a free kick, Barcelona leads 4-1 but trails 4-5 on aggregate
90’+1: Neymar scores a penalty kick, Barcelona leads 5-1, aggregate is 5-5, but PSG leads on away goals.
90’+5: Sergi Roberto scores on a Neymar pass, Barcelona leads 6-1, Barcelona leads on aggregate is 6-5. Barcelona wins.
You can relive the madness here: