Historic night as this type of comeback has been rare if not seen before in UEFA Champions. It will be hard to explain how PSG let this tie go & get themselves eliminated, while FC Barcelona has again proved why many still regard this team as the Best in the World.
The first half was all Barcelona which was mentally spiked to go after the miracle. Strangely PSG was on the back foot from the kick off and a shadow of themselves from their 1º leg performance. Barça was 3 - 0 up by half time & it looked that the objective would be achieved. However a Cavani goal for PSG threw cool water over the Spanish Clubs attempts to take the tie. Barça needed another three goals to win, impossible?
The unbelievable and incredible comeback reality reappeared in the 88th min with a Neymar work of art goal, followed by a 90th min penalty converted by Neymar and the "Impossble Dream" goal in the 95th min by Sergi Roberto.
What happened? Paris St Germain will complain about a Mascherano penalty not being given for hand-ball & a couple of "dubious" penalties given to Barça. But getting away from opinions, PSG midfielder Angel Di Maria missed a clear goal , plus earlier Cavani hit the post. Said differently, you cannot miss your earned goal opportunities at this level of Football & against a team like FC Barcelona. PSG was out-psyched, out played & missed their chances...summed, eliminated.
These are all the goals from this incredible match of Champions League:
- Luis Suarez 3 min (1-0)
- Kurzawa o.goal 40 min (2-0)
- Messi penalty 50th min (3-0)
- Cavani 62nd min (3-1)
- Neymar 80 min (4-1)
- Neymar penalty 90th min (5-1)
- Sergi Roberto 95th min (6-1)
FC Barcelona moves onto the Q/Final stage of Champions League.