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Incredible Barca!



It was historical! It was unbelievable! Indeed it was incredible as FC Barcelona Wednesday night at Camp Nou pulled off one of the greatest comeback feat in football anal beating PSG 6-1 to secure a 6-5 aggregate score line into the quarterfinals of the European Champions League.
No doubt, Sergi Roberto was the hero of the night as his stoppage time goal made the difference between life and death for Barcelona’s hope of advancing into the last eight of the Champions League. With scores at 5-1, and advantage still in favour of the PSG which had an advantage of an away goal, the end of the road seemed to have come for the star-studded Barcelona.
What a match! Barcelona started spiritedly determined to surmount the odds of carrying a four goal deficit of the first leg. The woes experienced by Arsenal the previous day may have added to possible tension.
That was not to be as Barca were already a goal up after barely three minutes as Luis Suarez headed home. Andres Iniesta forced Layvin Kurzawa for PSG was pressurised by Andrea Iniesta to commit a mistake by scoring an own goal to double Barcelona’s lead.
A penalty goal by Lionel Messi eased the pressure for the Catalans who were already 3-0 up after 40 minutes and it was becoming almost easy for one to predict a cancellation of the earlier four goal deficit.
Then came a twist. Edinson Cavani pulled a goal back for PSG and it seemed the end had come for Barcelona, the 2015 champions.
They then need three unreplied goals to stay afloat.
The Luis Enrique’s side refused to give in and went and scored three more. Neymar joined the list of heroes with two goals in the final few minutes, before setting up one for Sergi Roberto in the 94th minute to send the Camp Nou into wild jubilation.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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  1. sayesdesign


    March 9, 2017 1:37am at 1:37 am

    It’s a miracle! What a match!!! Thumbs up village square!!!

  2. erechineer


    March 10, 2017 10:16am at 10:16 am

    Give me Barca any day. What Arsenal could not do by cancelling a four goal deficit from first leg, FC Barcelona did it in grand style. If I were the owners of FC IfeanyiUbah, I will rename the club FC IfeanyiUBarcelona!!!!!

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