Miracle at Camp Nou as Barca Made History to Reach Champion’s League Quarter Final
YES we can! This was how a Barcelona fan captured it last night with his poster as Barcelona beat PSG 6-1 to romp into UEFA champions league quarter-final.
Barcelona who lost the first leg in Paris 4-0 scored three late goals in yesterday’s game to record an incredible 6-1 victory, thus qualifying 6-5 on ag- gregate.
Barcelona with yesterday’s win created Champions League history.
Barcelona went after the Ligue 1 giants from the very first whistle and it was just about the perfect start for the hosts as a close-range header from Luis Suarez, who beat PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to a high ball inside the box, gave them the lead on the night inside the opening three minutes of action.
Barcelona did have their second five minutes before the break, however, when Layvin Kurzawa, under pressure from his goalkeeper, turned into the back of his own net after Iniesta had kept a loose ball alive inside the away side’s penalty area.
Di Maria was called off the PSG bench in the 55th minute as Unai Emery altered proceedings, and the Argentine’s introduc- tion did boost the visitors as they looked to dampen the atmosphere inside the stadium with an away goal.
Indeed, PSG found their first goal of the night in the 62nd minute when Cavani smashed the ball into the top corner after Kurzawa had headed towards the deadly striker inside the Barcelona box.
Arda Turan came close to sending Barcelona 4-1 ahead on the night in the 66th minute when he sent a low effort towards the bottom corner, but Marquinhos was on hand to clear off the line as PSG survived another danger- ous moment, before Messi sent one wide of the post nine minutes later. Barcelona had their fourth of the night in the 88th minute when Neymar bent a sensational free kick into the top corner, before the Brazilian scored from the penalty spot after Mar- quinhos had brought Luis Suarez to the deck.
The hosts needed just one more goal to complete a quite incredible turn- around, and that arrived in the 95th minute when Ro- berto converted a chipped pass from Neymar to send Camp Nou into ecstasy.