Barcelona stunned the football world by overturning their first leg of 4 goals from Paris Saint-German. The Catalans made history by becoming the first football club to overturn a heavy defeat to eventually win the tie on aggregate goals scored. The first leg was played 2 weeks ago in the French capital with PSG beating FC Barcelona 4-0. The tie was well over even before the second leg as many football fans believed they could not do it.
Luis Enrique came under pressure the following week and he announced that he would be leaving Barcelona at the end of the current season. Come yesterday things were different. A manager who had been criticized recently pulled his team together and made them believe in doing the impossible. Neymar Jr who had tweeted after the first game that they had 1% of winning the game and that they should use 99% effort was on another level.
The first goal came in the third minute and the Camp Nou turned into cheer. They now had belief in themselves as Luis Suarez put Barcelona ahead. The first half had Barcelona pressing PSG and finally their captain Andres Iniesta saw his shot deflected into the back of the net by Layvin Kurzawa. It was now 2 goals to four and Barcelona still needed three goals to win the match.
The second half started well for Barcelona as their talismanic striker Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot to the send the Catalans within reaching distance. They needed two goals to do it. Then it went wrong for Barcelona as Cavani pulled a goal back to make the encounter even harder for Barcelona in the 62nd minute. In the 87th minute the goals were 5-3 in favor of PSG.
Neymar who has struggled to shine stepped up big this time by scoring from a free kick in the 88th minute. He also scored his second for the night from the penalty spot. Barcelona still needed a goal as PSG had a crucial away goal. Neymar then chipped a pass to substitute Sergi Roberto who scored the final goal in the dying minutes of extra time. The match ended 6-5 in favor of Barcelona. History had been made.