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UCL Match Report: Round of 16 (Second Leg) – Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain

Barcelona stunned the world with an unimaginable victory against PSG by 6-1 in the second leg of UCL 2016/17 round of 16 at Camp Nou as they progress into the quarter-final of the competition with an aggregate scoreline of 6-5.  

Barcelona dramatically reached in the quarter-final of UCL 2016/17 after their stunning win by 6-1 in the second leg of UCL 2016/17 round of 16 at Camp Nou. Even before the last 10 minutes of the match, it looked like PSG would qualify for the quarter-final with a little comfort.

But all equations had been changed in the last 10 minutes, as Barcelona netted thrice during that period to steal the most memorable victory ever in football history.

Luis Suarez opened the account early of the match (3’) for Barcelona while Layvin Kurzawa’s own goal (40’) before the half-time made 2-0 for the hosts.

In the early second half (50’), Lionel Messi made the scoreline 3-0 for Barcelona through a penalty. However, PSG striker Edinson Cavani’s goal on 62 minutes made 3-1 the scoreline which also gave control to the visitors in the match.

After that, everything were running for PSG’s favour until the last 7 minutes of the match. During that period, Neymar scored double – one from a stunning free-kick (88’) and other from a penalty (90’+1’) before Sergi Roberto scored the golden goal of the match in the final moment (90’+5’).

In the entire match, Barcelona totally dominated on the field while PSG played with a questionable strategy.

Barcelona scored 2-0 in the first half as both the goals came from PSG’s huge defensive errors.

Barcelona opened their account in very early of the match. On just 3 minutes, Suarez scored through a header after PSG defenders failed to clear the earlier cross. Despite the ball was cleared before that hit on the net, it was too late as the ball comfortably crossed the goal line.

After that, Barcelona was continue trying to add more goals.

On 11 minutes, PSG strongly shouted for Penalty after Mascherano handled Draxler’s grounded cross inside the penalty box. But the referee denied to agree on that appeal.

Just 5 minutes before the half-time, an own goal from PSG defender Kurzawa seriously put back the hosts into the match. It was a defensive blunder as a non-clearance ball was delivered by Iniesta which Kurzawa mistakenly sent into the goal.

The match got open for the both teams in the early second half after Messi scored Barcelona’s 3rd goal in the match through a penalty. Meunier slipped down and then his head hit Neymar’s leg inside the penalty box which was forced down Neymar to fall. After a chatting with the assistant behind the goal, the referee decided to award a penalty for Barcelona.

Messi made no mistake to score that as his powerful spot-kick beat the visitors’ goalie (Kevin Trapp). With that score, Barcelona took 3-0 lead in the match however the aggregate scoreline (Barcelona 3-4 PSG) was saying that they still need at least 1 more goal to make a comeback into the competition.

Just 2 minutes later from Messi’s penalty score, Barcelona hugely survived as Cavani’s close range finish hit on the bar. Meunier’s low cross found the Uruguayan who made a desperate dive to hit that delivery but finally it was lucky survive for the hosts.

Barcelona’s heroic first hour football disheartened with Cavani’s most valuable away goal on 62 minutes. Kurzawa’s smart headed pass reached to Cavani who perfectly placed this time to top left corner.

Just 2 minutes later, Cavani could score another goal but the hosts’ goalie (Ter Stegen) made a good save with his foot to deny any other damage for his team.

Barcelona was trying very hard to score another goal but they were failing to get that until 88 minutes. On 88 minutes, Neymar scored that goal from a brilliant free-kick with a curling effort which gave no chance to Trapp.

On the first injury minute of the second half, Barcelona got a lucky penalty as referee thought Suarez was fallen down by Marquinhos inside the penalty box. Neymar again counted the goal with a perfection.

The match went into tense moment during the next remaining injury times. At the very end, Neymar played a through ball into the box which was clinically finished by the substitute Sergi Roberto with a sliding effort. It was the moment which will be never forgotten by the Spanish club.

It is the first ever in Champions League history when a team overturns their first leg’s 4-goal deficit.

Despite leading 4-0 in the first leg of this encounter, PSG failed to hold their nerve at the end as they lost unimaginably by 6-1 in this return leg which also kicked out them from this competition with an aggregate score 6-5 against them.

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