Barcelona completed one of the most sensational comebacks in the history of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday at the Camp Nou, overturning a four-goal deficit – and knocked out Paris St-Germain – to advance to the quarter-finals.
Luis Enrique’s men began in a dominant fashion with Luis Suarez scoring the opener in the third minute before an own goal from Layvin Kurzawa helped the home team walk into the break with a two-goal lead. Barcelona’s hopes of creating history received further boost when Lionel Messi converted from the spot five-minutes after the restart. However, the tie looked beyond Barca’s reach when Edinson Cavani scored for the visitors just after the hour mark. But there was still a lot of drama left in the match as Neymar scored a stunning free-kick in the 88th minute to set up a nervy finish. The Brazil international then scored the fifth goal for his team from the spot after Suarez went down under a challenge from Marquinhos. Sergi Roberto then completed a remarkable comeback by poking home a Neymar cross to make it 6-5 (on aggregate).
Here is how Twitter reacted to the incredible tie at Camp Nou:
Yesterday: Luis Enrique: "If they can score four, why can't we score six?"
Today: Barcelona score six. pic.twitter.com/Ok9jbmkqZP
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) March 9, 2017
Barcelona has given me so much joy over the years. Gonna be sad when we lose these players in a couple years
— DiegoFC (@DiegoFC__) March 9, 2017
The very best have a love for the game like few others. This is magical footage. Truly incredible scenes in Barcelona last night. pic.twitter.com/CpgOROBudZ
— Keepitonthedeck (@Keepitonthedeck) March 9, 2017
The night Lionel Messi and Barcelona came back from the dead. 😮 pic.twitter.com/4ekJJ4WSPe
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 9, 2017
Barcelona vs PSG = Comeback
Arsenal vs Bayern = Throwback
— AminSyafiq (@AminSyafiq_) March 9, 2017
Sometimes you just say thanks for being there for something special and historic. Barcelona tonight was such a night. Hard to sleep.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) March 9, 2017
If Barcelona can comeback from a 4-0 defeat and win 6-5 on aggregate then I can get through the rest of the semester
— josé (@jdleanos16) March 9, 2017
PSG beat Barcelona on Valentine's day and Barcelona beat PSG on woman's day lol😂😂😂
— Duncan Ngugi🇰🇪 (@dunQo_ke) March 9, 2017
— 8 Fact Football (@8Fact_Footballl) March 9, 2017
Can we just end the season now? Give Barcelona the trophies and start over again in August. It's not going to get any better than this.
— totalBarça (@totalBarca) March 9, 2017
Leicester's title win and Barcelona's comeback has taught me that nothing is impossible👀⚽️
— Juan Direction (@JuanDirection58) March 9, 2017
No matter who you support, enjoy this Barcelona side with Messi and enjoy Lionel Messi. You will never see this again. Truth.
— Red (@redscotssaf) March 9, 2017