Rakitic agrees new deal with Barcelona after 'crazy' win over PSG
Mar 10 2017 by Kelly Saunders
FC Barcelona produced the greatest fightback in the history of the Champions league when they defeated Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 6-1 in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie in the Camp Nou Stadium to qualify 6-5 on aggregate. With a tap of his right toes, the ball sailed past Kevin Trapp to seal the unlikely victory in injury time. "For what it meant, for what we experienced and because I am in great form", Neymar told BeIN Sports.
Five minutes into the second half and Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot and the Camp Nou started to believe the impossible dream could be a reality. Barcelona scored six goals to beat PSG 6-5 on aggregate to do so. "I don't want to be defending against them but I think we showed in the first leg that we have the quality to stop them", Draxler added. They tallied a third early in the second half to go up 3-0 leaving them one goal away from leveling the slate.
PSG have also lost some of their hegemony in Ligue 1, a competition they won by 31 points last season under Laurent Blanc.
Arsenal have made history against Bayern Munich, but not in the way they intended. A team like this can do anything.
"We changed to a 3-4-3 in a diamond formation so we could have more ball possession and more control the game", Luis Enrique said. Luis Enrique's boys achieved the unthinkable as Barca and football fans around the world rejoiced at the achievement.
"First we had the mourning and that was especially hard on one person", he said. "The joy we gave to all Barca fans is dedicated to all those who had faith, who supported us each day, especially in the tough moments, after losing in Paris".
But he says that "for all the turmoil off the pitch, for all the quixotic results on it, Barcelona are not in crisis". And then with time gone, slipping away, delivered the pass that sent this place into raptures and his team into the quarter-final. "We have nothing to lose and a lot to win".
That meant they were 5-3 down on aggregate in the 88th minute but a lovely Neymar free-kick, a penalty from the Brazilian and a 95th-minute Sergi Roberto goal sealed perhaps the greatest comeback in football history. I could see that Pique hadn't reached it and I threw everything at it. "After the loss in Paris, we were all very down". They can do everything and we're prepared.
And Enrique confessed he had questioned why Roberto doesn't find the net with more regularity.