Barca resurrect from the dead!!!!!!

March 8, 2017

Sergi Roberto poked home from close range to complete the comeback and put Barcelona into the quarter-finals

Sergi Roberto poked home from close range to complete the incredible comeback and put Barcelona into the quarter-finals

Sergi Roberto is chased by team-mates Andre Gomes and Gerard Pique as they rejoice in a miracle win at the Nou Camp

The youngster runs off in celebration as Barca came back from a 4-0 first-leg defeat to progress 6-5 on aggregate

Barcelona pulled off the Champions League’s most incredible comeback as they beat Paris Saint Germain to go through 6-5 on aggregate.

It was with almost the last kick of the game that Sergi Roberto scored from close range to knock Paris Saint-Germain out and make Champions League history.

A goal from their Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez gave them hope after just three minutes but his international team-mate Edinson Cavani appeared to have killed the dream on 63 minutes.

Lionel Messi celebrates with the home fans after Barca pulled off an incredible comeback against PSG

Lionel Messi celebrates with the home fans after Barca pulled off an incredible comeback against PSG

Luis Enrique and his coaching staff join in the celebrations on the pitch after the full time whistle had blown

Luis Enrique and his coaching staff join in the celebrations on the pitch after the full time whistle had blown

The scoreboard is barely believable at the end of an incredible 90 minutes at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night

The scoreboard is barely believable at the end of an incredible 90 minutes at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night

MATCH FACTS, STATS AND MATCH ZONE:

Barcelona: ter Stegen, Rafinha (Sergi Roberto 76), Umtiti, Pique, Mascherano, Iniesta (Turan 65), Busquets, Rakitic (Andre Gomes 84), Neymar, Luis Suarez, Messi

Subs not used: Cillessen, Alcacer, Jordi Alba, Digne

Goalscorers: Suarez 3, Kurzawa og 40, Messi 50, Neymar 88, 90

Booked: Pique, Busquets, Rakitic, Suarez, Neymar

PSG: Trapp, Meunier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Kurzawa, Lucas Moura (Di Maria 55), Rabiot, Matuidi, Draxler, Verratti, Cavani

Subs not used: Areola, Kimpembe, Krychowiak, Pastore, Aurier, Ben Arfa

Goalscorers: Cavani 62

Booked: Matuidi, Draxler, Cavani, Marquinhos

Referee: Deniz Aytekin

Luis Suarez gives Barcelona  third minute lead against PSG at the Nou Camp. CLICK HERE for more from MATCH ZONE

Luis Suarez gives Barcelona  third minute lead against PSG at the Nou Camp

The miracle was on as early as the third minute when Suarez got the opener making it 4-1 on aggregate.

He had called for a calm and measured approach before the match but he was anything but when the first whistle blew driving the home team forward. When PSG failed to clear a loose ball in the box he clipped a header goalwards with his back to goal.

Kevin Trapp had come off his line and so the ball sailed over his head and, although it was hooked away, crossed the line for the first goal.

It was Suarez’s 65th goal in 64 appearances Camp Nou appearances. This stadium is too big for many strikers but he has had the measure of it from day one.

PSG settled a little after the early scare and Barcelona became increasingly jumpy as the first-half clock ticked down without a second goal.

Messi, Iniesta and Sergio Busquets all uncharacteristically played stray passes and Gerard Pique was anxious in the tackle too, going into the book for a foul from behind on Cavani.

Luis Suarez is fouled by Marquinhos inside the box to give Barca a penalty and a chance at bringing them level on aggregate

Neymar makes no mistake from the penalty spot to set up a grandstand finish at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night

Neymar makes no mistake from the penalty spot to set up a grandstand finish at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night

PSG striker Edinson Cavani silences the Nou Camp as he scores the all-important away goal for the Ligue 1 side

PSG striker Edinson Cavani silences the Nou Camp as he scores the all-important away goal for the Ligue 1 side

Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring the crucial away goal for PSG in the 62nd minute of the game on Wednesday night

Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring the crucial away goal for PSG in the 62nd minute of the game on Wednesday night

Cavani is joined in his celebrations by PSG's substitutes after seemingly sealing their place in the quarter-finals

Cavani is joined in his celebrations by PSG’s substitutes after seemingly sealing their place in the quarter-finals

Lionel Messi and his team-mates look dejected after Cavani's goal meant they needed to score three more to qualify

Lionel Messi and his team-mates look dejected after Cavani’s goal meant they needed to score three more to qualify

 Lionel Messi powers home from the penalty spot to put Barcelona within one goal of drawing level on aggregate

Lionel Messi powers home from the penalty spot to put Barcelona within one goal of drawing level on aggregate

Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi exchange high fives after the Argentine's penalty put Barcelona 3-0 up on the night

Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi exchange high fives after the Argentine’s penalty put Barcelona 3-0 up on the night

Neymar is upended by defender Thomas Meunier inside the penalty area to gift Barca the chance to score from 12 yards

Neymar is upended by defender Thomas Meunier inside the penalty area to gift Barca the chance to score from 12 yards

PSG players remonstrate with the fifth official after he helped the referee award a second-half penalty to Barcelona

PSG players remonstrate with the fifth official after he helped the referee award a second-half penalty to Barcelona

Layvin Kurzawa somehow guides the ball into the back of his net as he attempts to hook it clear inside his own six-yard box

Layvin Kurzawa somehow guides the ball into the back of his net as he attempts to hook it clear inside his own six-yard box

Three Barcelona players including Rafinha, Neymar and Luis Suarez gather the ball out of the net after the second goal

Three Barcelona players including Rafinha, Neymar and Luis Suarez gather the ball out of the net after the second goal

Luis Suarez headed Barcelona into the lead in the third minute of the second leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday

Luis Suarez headed Barcelona into the lead in the third minute of the second leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday

The Uruguayan striker wheels away in celebration after giving Barcelona the perfect start against PSG

The Uruguayan striker wheels away in celebration after giving Barcelona the perfect start against PSG

Suarez appeals for calm as he gestures toward Gerard Pique as Barcelona chase down PSG's four-goal lead

Suarez appeals for calm as he gestures toward Gerard Pique as Barcelona chase down PSG’s four-goal lead

Five minutes before the break the second goal finally came. It was every bit as scrappy as the first with Iniesta back-heeling the ball from the byline into a crowded six-yard box and Layvin Kurzawa putting it past his own goalkeeper.

Emery’s half-time team talk was set now: ‘We’re definitely going to have to score lads’. Barcelona supporters were singing ‘yes we can’ as the half time whistle was blown and five minutes after the restart they were all believing it.

Thomas Meunier dived head-first to stop Neymar getting around him and when the Brazilian ran into his head and tumbled the Barcelona players were convinced they had a penalty.

The referee hesitated but with Suarez and company sprinting to the official on the line, who seemed to have a different opinion, Deniz Aytekin conferred and pointed to the spot.

Messi had scored all five of his penalties this season before stepping up. Number six flew into the top corner and Barcelona were a goal from drawing the tie.

Edinson Cavani comes close to scoring a vital away goal for PSG but his effort comes off the foot of the post

Edinson Cavani comes close to scoring a vital away goal for PSG but his effort comes off the foot of the post

Lionel Messi comes close with a free-kick as Barcelona push for a sensational comeback win at the Nou Camp

Lionel Messi comes close with a free-kick as Barcelona push for a sensational comeback win at the Nou Camp

PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi is shown a yellow card in the opening stages of Wednesday night's match in Spain

PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi is shown a yellow card in the opening stages of Wednesday night’s match in Spain

Matuidi appeals as he is held back by Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets while Luis Suarez looks to get in front of him

Matuidi appeals as he is held back by Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets while Luis Suarez looks to get in front of him

Barcelona star Andres Iniesta looks to get hold of the ball as he rides a challenge from PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot

Barcelona star Andres Iniesta looks to get hold of the ball as he rides a challenge from PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti slides in to win the ball from PSG's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti slides in to win the ball from PSG’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani had not read the script however. He first hit the post from Meunier’s cross and was then given another chance on 63 minutes, this time he made no mistake.

No one has scored more goals in Europe this season and with Pique floored he buried a shot into the roof of Ter Stegen’s net with the outside of his foot.

Angel Di Maria came on and could have made it 3-2 on the night when he raced clear only to shoot wide. The image of his love-heart celebration still haunts Barcelona from the first leg it would have been cruel had he extended the aggregate lead. How costly that miss was to prove.

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha  gets hold of the ball and looks to keep possession as Edinson Cavani closes in

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha  gets hold of the ball and looks to keep possession as Edinson Cavani closes in

Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets tracks the run of PSG winger Lucas Moura during the opening 45 minutes

Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets tracks the run of PSG winger Lucas Moura during the opening 45 minutes

Barcelona No 10 Lionel Messi attempts to weave in between the challenges of Blaise Matuidi and Adrien Rabiot

Barcelona No 10 Lionel Messi attempts to weave in between the challenges of Blaise Matuidi and Adrien Rabiot

With two minutes left Neymar curled the perfect free-kick past Trapp to make it 4-1 on the night. Barcelona still needed two goals but Neymar wasn’t beaten and when Suarez was pushed over in the area the Brazilian slammed home the penalty.

The players turned to the supporters for one last rise in the decibel levels and Marc Andre ter Stegen went forward for Messi’s free-kick.

PSG cleared it but ter Stegen was then fouled meaning another free-kick. When that was cleared it surely meant that Barcelona were out.

Roberto scored and there was barely time to get the entire celebrating home bench off the pitch and take the restart. Barcelona were through and history had been made.

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SOURCE: dailymail.co.uk


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