On 9th March 2017, the footballing world witnessed something which might not get repeated in a decade or maybe forever. It was a night to remember especially for FC Barcelona fans. The Catalan Giants made history when they produced a comeback from 4-0 first-leg deficit and thrashed Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the second leg of the UCL round of 16. That was perhaps the greatest Champions League comeback of all-time.
On 14th Feb 2017, Barcelona went to PSG to play the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. However, the result was totally different than expected as Barca was thrashed by hosts 4-0. It was one of the worst performances by Barcelona and they were outplayed by PSG. Also Read: Ivan Rakitic extends Barcelona contract till 2021 with staggering buyout
Even before the second leg was played, Barca was practically termed out of the UCL, as never in the history of Champions League any team have overturned a 4-0 deficit from the first-leg. However, just three weeks after the first-leg thrashing, Barcelona silenced their critics and haters and proved that they are not just “any” team.
Here’s a short film made by a fan which depicts what exactly happened and how Barcelona created history on 9 March 2017 (Warning: This will give you Goosebumps):
Barcelona thrashed PSG 6:1 in the second leg and it was nothing less than a miracle at the Camp Nou as the Catalan Giants complete greatest ever European comeback.
Barca had a perfect start and they managed to get themselves three goals in front after 50 minutes and the impossible seemed possible, seemed probable, before they conceded.
Then it emphatically appeared over and it was only on 88 minutes that Neymar scored the first of his goals, before scoring his second in the 91st minute and then creating the decisive third with effectively the last kick of the match and with goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen having abandoned his role as he played as a striker.
It was Sergi Roberto who struck at the 95th minute to make it 6-1 (6-5 aggregate) and put to bed one of the most incredible games in Champions League history. With a win, Barcelona advanced to quarterfinals of the UCL while PSG returned back to their home as their campaign was ended. Also Check: Camp Nou goes berserk along with Lionel Messi after historic Barcelona win
The famous Camp Nou has seen more incredible moments than most, but it will take an almighty effort to top what was witnessed on 9 March 2017.