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Barcelona Completes EPIC Comeback From 4-0 Down vs. PSG in UCL (Videos)
Wow! Just wow!
In the past year, we’ve seen the Golden State Warriors blow a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Indians blow a 3-1 lead in the World Series, and the Atlanta Falcons blow a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl.
Welp, we can add another name to the list of chokers thanks to French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain, who entered the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match-up against FC Barcelona with a 4-0 lead…and blew it.
Barcelona began their comeback with two first-half goals in front of a raucous home crowd, and they scored a third early in the second half. However, it appeared as though their chances at a miracle comeback had been shattered when Edinson Cavani put PSG on the board in the 62nd minute.
Trailing 5-3 in aggregate, and having given up an important away goal, Barcelona now needed to score THREE TIMES in the final 28 minutes in order to secure a birth in the quarter-finals. And when they didn’t score for the next 26 minutes, it seemed as though their run for a Champions League title was over…
But that’s when all hell broke lose.
First, in the 88th minute, there was this brilliant free kick from Neymar…
Brilliant free-kick by Neymar against PSG pic.twitter.com/2jVXnqWu6E
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Then, two minutes later, it was a controversial penalty kick, drawn by Luis Suarez (which Neymar converted)…
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And four minutes after that, the game-winning goal from super-sub Sergi Roberto…
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There you have it. Barcelona wins the game, 6-1, and they advance on aggregate, 6-5.
That right there marked the greatest comeback in UEFA Champions League history.
Some will want to place an asterisks on this comeback because of the controversial penalty call, but that’s just one goal. Barcelona had to score FIVE others. And they did.
As for PSG, they join the likes of the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Indians, and Atlanta Falcons as teams who have choked away a seemingly insurmountable lead over the past 365 days. Sucks for them.