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PSG HUMILIATED BY BARCELONA’S HISTORIC COMEBACK 

Barcelona made Champions League history by becoming the first team to overturn a first-leg 4-0 deficit and knock out Paris St-Germain to reach the quarter-finals for the 10th successive season.


The Spanish champions were 5-3 down on aggregate in the 88th minute, but Neymar’s free-kick and penalty followed by Sergi Roberto’s 95th-minute winner sealed victory.

Barcelona had led 2-0 at the break courtesy of Luis Suarez’s header after just three minutes and Layvin Kurzawa’s own goal.

Neymar then fell over Thomas Meunier in the box and Lionel Messi converted the penalty just four minutes into the second half.

Edinson Cavani lashed home for PSG on 61 minutes as the tie looked to be over for Barcelona, but they obviously had not read the script.

Neymar curled a sumptuous free-kick into the top corner before Suarez won a penalty and gave it to the Brazilian to convert.

Substitute Roberto then netted his first goal of the season in one of the greatest Champions League ties of all time.

How Barcelona made history – minute by minute

  • 3: Luis Suarez goal, Barcelona 1-0 PSG (1-4)
  • 40′: Layvin Kurzawa own-goal, Barcelona 2-0 PSG (2-4)
  • 50′: Lionel Messi penalty, Barcelona 3-0 PSG (3-4)
  • 62′: Edinson Cavani goal, Barcelona 3-1 PSG (3-5)
  • 88′: Neymar free-kick, Barcelona 4-1 PSG (4-5)
  • 90’+1: Neymar penalty, Barcelona 5-1 PSG (5-5)
  • 90’+5: Sergi Roberto goal, Barcelona 6-1 PSG (6-5)

Greatest European comebacks of all time – the stats

Does anything compare to Barca’s achievement on Wednesday night?

Their exploits at the Nou Camp surpassed the previous best second-leg comeback in Champions League history, which was achieved by Deportivo against reigning champions AC Milan in 2004.

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Trailing 4-1 from the first leg of their quarter-final tie, Deportivo raced into a 3-0 lead in the return leg and, with 14 minutes remaining, clinched a 5-4 aggregate win when Fran volleyed in the Spanish side’s fourth goal of the night.

A four-goal first-leg deficit has been overturned in other Uefa competitions, by three other clubs:

  • Borussia Monchengladbach v Real Madrid (1985-86 Uefa Cup)

Real welcomed Borussia Monchengladbach for the second leg of a third-round Uefa Cup tie after the German side had won 5-1 at home, and the Spanish club secured a thrilling 4-0 victory to advance to the last eight.

  • Leixoes v La Chaux-de-Fonds (1961-61 Cup Winners’ Cup)

Leixoes were crushed 6-2 at La Chaux-de-Fonds, but the Swiss side buckled 5-0 at the Estádio do Mar in the return leg.

  • Partizan v QPR (1984-85 Uefa Cup)

QPR won the first leg 6-2 – which was played at Highbury as they couldn’t use the plastic pitch at Loftus Road – but lost 4-0 in Belgrade and went out on away goals.

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