Internet Reacts to Barcelona’s EPIC Comeback, PSG’s EPIC Collapse (Tweets)
Here’s How the Final Goal in the Historic Barcelona Comeback Sounded Around the World (Video)
On Wednesday FC Barcelona pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in the history of soccer.
After losing 4-0 to Paris St-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 matchup, Barca needed to win the second leg by five if they were going to advance to the quarterfinals. Given the way PSG has been playing lately, and the fact that world class teams don’t give up five goals very often, a comeback seemed impossible.
It seemed even more impossible 87 minutes in, with Barca up 3-1 but needing three more goals if they were going to advance. But that’s precisely when things got surreal.
First Brazilian superstar Neymar scored on a free kick in the 88th minute, making it 4-1 Barcelona. Then he scored on a penalty kick in injury time, making it 5-1 Barcelona.
It looked at that point like PSG still had this one in the bag. But no. With just 20 seconds left in injury time, Neymar chipped a beautiful pass to the edge of the goal box, and substitute Sergi Roberto volleyed home the goal to complete the epic comeback.
Roberto’s goal wasn’t just a big deal for Barcelona fans. It wasn’t just a big deal for PSG fans. It was a big deal for soccer fans everywhere. So lets take a look at how the goal was called across the globe:
— FCB World (@FCBW_A7) March 9, 2017
Oh you poor French commentator with your c’est pas possibles. I’m afraid c’est very possible.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]