Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Neymar makes the difference for Barcelona against PSG

Enrique is hoping for a miracle Enrique is hoping for a miracle
Spencer Simpson | 12 March, 2017, 00:22

Barcelona was humiliated three weeks ago by Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital, but at Camp Nou it did to Unai Emery's team what had been done unto it and then some more, in a 6-1 victory that catapulted it into the Champions League quarter-finals. "This is a unique sport for insane people", Luis Enrique told reporters.

Pique dedicated the most unbelievable win in Champions League history to coach Luis Enrique, who will quit Barca at the end of the season.

"I dedicate this win to all Barca fans who kept faith in us. Like we always have been, we are behind the club, the president, the coaching staff and the players to lift titles and cups, then come back stronger next season", the group said in a statement sent to AFP.

No team in UEFA club competition history had ever successfully overcome a 4-0 first-leg deficit but Barca wrote themselves into the record books thanks to goals from Neymar (two), Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, a Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Sergi Roberto. It reminded me of the Manchester United comeback against Bayern Munich in the final of the 1999 Champions League that incidentally was also staged at Camp Nou.

A judicial source reportedly told the agency that an 18-year-old stabbed his pal in the neck after watching Barcelona's mesmerising 6-1 victory.

"When we analyse it, it is true that we have missed a major opportunity", said the Spaniard, who had guided Sevilla to Europa League glory in three consecutive seasons before heading to Paris.

"I think that no one would have believed in it".

FC Barcelona players celebrate after defeating Paris Saint-Germain in a UEFAChampions League last 16 clash. Barcelona played like a team on a mission and it was their persistence and eagerness to win that got them through despite the odds being heavily stacked against them.

"I hope Barcelona hospitals hire some more midwives nine months from now because there will be a lot of babies born", said Pique.

On other results, Borussia Dortmunt F.C dismantled Benfica 4-0 to progress to the quarter finals on a 4-1 aggregate win.

Barcelona needed three more goals to advance, and the feat seemed impossible even after Neymar scored with a free kick in the 88th minute.

"It was an explosion of sentiment, I'm not an emotional person but I enjoyed this just as much as those that were moved to tears".

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