What an incredible comeback!
Some Barcelona fans are still in paradise after the greatest Champions League comeback at Nou Camp on Wednesday.
Some may still be pinching or slapping themselves in disbelief. And some may be suffering from a hangover after partying at clubs and taverns across the city.
Not many expected Barca could stage a comeback after losing 4-0 to Paris St Germain in the last 16 first leg clash at Parc des Princes. This is understandable.
But Barca did it via a storming 6-1 win in the return leg in front of over 98,000 fans at the cavernous stadium to advance to the last eight 6-5 on aggregate.
There was silence among the fans in the 62nd minute when Edinson Cavani scored that crucial away goal, which PSG thought would be enough.
Yes … Barca needed three goals to survive. And yes … they incredibly got what they wanted in the last eight minutes plus stoppage time of the highly entertaining contest.
Neymar’s wonder freekick in the 88th made it 4-1. Then the Brazilian superstar made it 5-1 one minute into stoppage time via a penalty.
Then Sergi Roberto struck that decisive goal four minutes later after being fed by who else but Neymar.
Nou Camp exploded as fans jumped for joy. Barca had made it and created history in the process.
Some watching from home may have fallen off their chairs seeing Barca’s unbelievable success.
Everyone left the stadium in a happy mood, of course.
Barca defender Gerard Pique even believes after his side’s crazy win, the city of Barcelona may be just nine months away from a baby boom as couples across the city commemorate such a historic night.
“Hospitals need to hire more nurses in the next nine months because tonight (Wednesday) a lot of lovemaking will be happening,” he told reporters.
So take heed Barcelona hospitals, and get those nurses.
Pique may be right as it was a special night for the city of Barcelona. Won’t be surprised if the centreback leads the way.
Expect more baby Cules around Christmas in this enchanting city.
Well, this is also interesting.
In Italy, AC Milan general manager Adriano Galliani said they were having dinner and were watching the Barca and PSG clash.
He told reporters: “It is one of the most amazing games I’ve ever seen in my life. They (Barca) made three goals in five minutes.
“The cheering from all the Milan players was for Barca. It shows football is the best sport in the world, it is beautiful and crazy.”
Lucky to be still alive and watched this classic live on TV. This kind of match won’t happen again in the near future.