Neymar humiliated Adrien Rabiot on Instagram after Barcelona's comeback vs PSG
Mar 09 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Cape Town - Luis Enrique thanked those who "kept their faith" in his team after watching Barcelona pull off an unprecedented 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain to progress to the quarter-finals 6-5 on aggregate.
Sergio Roberto timed his run to perfection as he volleyed past Kevin Trapp and his first goal of the season sparked wild celebrations on the Barcelona bench and in the stands, while PSG watched on in disbelief.
The last time Barcelona lost a first leg 4-0, they did not turn it around at Camp Nou.
Moments after Barca's historic comeback, Ivan Rakitic explains his team's mentality, and how anything is possible in sport.
Those two results have lifted morale around the club and the Catalan press are talking about nothing other than fighting back against the PSG, but the fact is that Wednesday presents a totally different challenge given Barcelona's lack of an away goal.
No-one in the history of the UEFA Champions League had come back from that kind of deficit and with two minutes of the game remaining, Luis Enrique's men looked as though they would come up short.
How big is this win?
In recent years they were nearly guaranteed a Ligue 1 title to soothe the disappointment of regular early Champions League exits but this time they trail an impressive Monaco side by three points. We improved and had a chance for 3-2.
Barcelona needed four goals just to level the aggregate score and send the second leg to extra time.
Barcelona's pride was wounded by a 4-0 thrashing handed to them by Paris St Germain in the Champions League last 16 first leg but the team believe they are capable of turning the tie around in the second leg, striker Luis Suarez said on Tuesday.
Suarez's goal was a good omen. Neymar and Andrés Iniesta tried their luck from range before the Spanish champions found the net again five minutes from half-time, again with a helping hand. It had no away goals and needed a virtual miracle to have any chance of moving on to he final eight.
If the Blaugrana can nail 5 goals while keeping PSG to a clean sheet, it may be one of the most unbelievable comeback wins in recent history.
"You can talk about the three goals of Pichi Alonso against Goteborg or the feat that [Jose Maria] Bakero achieved, but what we've experienced here is incomparable".
Neymar's stunning free-kick was what kick-started Barcelona's late, late fight back.