Barcelona Stuns PSG to Qualify for the Quater-Finals of UCL

Barcelona made Champions League history by becoming the first team to ever overcome a 4-0 deficit from the first-leg of their UCL match against PSG to qualify for the next round of the tournament.

Barca had a mountain to climb after PSG’s devastating victory over Barca in Paris, and it seemed all the french team had to do was hold out for 90 mins to qualify… but Barcelona had other plans at the Camp Nou.

Luis Suarez took the lead in the third minute and a Layvin Kurzawa own goal after a shambolic defending, doubled the hosts lead in the 40th minute.

Lionel Messi scored from the spot in the 50th minute to give Barca fans hope of an amazing comeback, after Neymar was fouled in the box.

However, the Barca faithful saw their high hopes crushed when Edison Cavani pulled one back for the visitors with a stunning strike that not only gave them a crucial away goal but also made the aggregate scoreline 5-3 in favour of the French champions.

The hosts continued to press and try to wriggle their way past PSG’s defence, which at this point, was barely holding on and it was no surprise when Neymar found the back of the net in the 88th minute from a free-kick to make the scoreline 4-1 and 5-4 on aggregate.

Marquinhos seemed to be PSG’s undoing when he gave away a cheeky penalty by fouling Luis Suarez in the 90th minute, and Neymar gladly tucked the ball into the back of the net for his brace which equalled the aggregate score 5-5.

With nerves tingling and the fans standing up and anxiously cheering Barca on, substitute Sergio Roberto scored in the 95th minute to put Barca 5-1 ahead and 6-5 on aggregate to send Barca through to the quarter-finals of the match.

In the second match played on Wednesday night, Borussia Dortmund defeated Benfica 4-0 in Germany to qualify for the next round. Thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick and Christian Pulisic’s wonderful finish.

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