Champions League Winner Odds: Barcelona Now Favorite After Miracle Win Over PSG?
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 12, 2017,
Mar 12, 2017, 0:24
The Brazil worldwide was at his absolute best, scoring two goals and assisting the victor as Barcelona came back from a 4-0 first leg deficit with a 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Camp Nou.
Despite trailing 3-1 on the night after Edinson Cavani's 62nd-minute volley, PSG were still in the box seat to advance to the quarter-finals thanks to the priceless away goal, with Barca needing three goals to overhaul the French champions.
"This is a sport for mad people".
After the Barcelona match, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi was asked if Emery was still the right man for the job.
On 14 Feb 2017, Barcelona went to PSG to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
Lionel Messi's penalty five minutes into the second period had the Nou Camp on its feet but Cavani's strike in the 62nd was a sucker punch to Barca's ambitions from which Luis Enrique's side took a while to recover.
Due to the raucous environment of fans jumping up and down in excitement at Camp Nou (Barcelona's home venue), a seismic station 500 meters from the stadium picked up ground motion throughout the game.
Samba superstar Neymar said: "It's the best game I've played in my life". But instead of Messi, it fell to Neymar to conjure up the three goals now needed. "I say to Sergi Roberto: 'You used to score for the youth team, why do you never do it for the first team?" said Luis Enrique. "If there is a team that can score four goals, I think it is Barcelona, with our philosophy of how to play and controlling the game".
With Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, whose three Champions League titles is a joint record, Bayern look to have every chance going into the final eight.
"We are aware that everything is still to be decided", he added.
They showed their fury at Le Bourget airport when their team returned home.
"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".
"I hope this setback will not weigh on us mentally", winger Hatem Ben Arfa said. We had nothing to lose today, we had lost everything in Paris.
Barcelona thrashed PSG 6:1 in the second leg and it was nothing less than a miracle at the Camp Nou as the Catalan Giants complete greatest ever European comeback.