Barcelona pulled off the greatest comeback in Champions League history as they scored a trio of goals at the dying embers of the tie to punch their ticket to the quarter-finals, incredulously overcoming a four-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain.
FC Barcelona 6-1 Paris Saint-Germain (Aggregate: 6-5)
Luis Suárez found the opener within 3 minutes before an own goal later in the half and Messi's penalty to start the second frame fuelled spirits to overturn the 4-0 result going into the second leg. All looked lost though when Edinson Cavani broke hearts with an away goal, but a remarkable three-goal fightback in the last 8 minutes sent Barça soaring.
Neymar was the architect, netting a sublime free-kick, followed by a penalty and then with one of the last kicks of the game he found the outstretched Sergi Roberto for the winner. A ridiculous feat of sporting miracles was completed on one of the Camp Nou's most famous nights.
For a large bulk of a frantic first half, Paris were nudged into discomfort while the Spaniards continued to chip away to try and catalyse the most stunning of comebacks. They moved one step closer to that in the 40th minute when Andrés Iniesta initiated an own-goal. Chaos down the left channel towards the post saw him manage to scruffily heel it towards Kurzawa who clumsily thighed the ball into his own net, and the hosts went into the interval with plenty of momentum, and increasing barrels of hope.
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A deep set-piece from the halfway circle found its way to Layvin Kurzawa in the box, who knocked it down towards the path of Cavani, and the PSG striker swiftly connected on the bounce with the outside of his boot, leaving ter Stegen with little chance of stopping. The energy was sapped out of the Camp Nou, so close yet so far, and it felt like it was all back to square one.
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Neymar blew the tie open once again with a spectacular free-kick from the left which darted into the top left corner and the hope crept back into hearts of the Barcelona faithful. Just when they thought they were in the clear, PSG were feeling the pressure once again.
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