Despite trailing 3-1 on the night after Edinson Cavani’s 62nd-minute goal, PSG were still had a chance to the quarter-finals thanks to the priceless away goal, with Barca needing three goals to upset the game
But PSG were forced to watch on helplessly as Barca scored three unanswered goals from the 88th minute – Sergi Roberto netting the 95th-minute winner – and Verratti said the Spaniards thought they were headed for the exit door before their staggering fightback.
“With Cavani’s goal, we gained some peace,” Verratti said via L’Equipe. “I then spoke to the players of the Barca, they told me that it was finished.
“Take three goals in seven minutes, I cannot find an explanation, it’s football.
“This is a game I will never forget. I hope it will serve as a lesson to everyone.”