Published: Sun, March 12, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Barcelona v Paris St-Germain

Barcelona v Paris St-Germain

Barcelona's wonderful 6-1 victory over Paris St Germain on Wednesday that sent them through to the Champions League quarter-finals will forever stay in the memories of supporters, coach Luis Enrique said.

After Barcelona scored three in the first 50 minutes Edinson Cavani's away goal seemed to have ended the tie.

"This is a insane, unique sport".

Pique dedicated the most wonderful win in Champions League history to coach Luis Enrique, who will quit Barca at the end of the season.

The statistics do not make pretty reading for PSG, who completed just four passes, three of them kickoffs, from the 85th minute as midfielder Adrien Rabiot struggled to come to terms with the shocking denouement.

Barca manager Luis Enrique's gesticulated wildly on the touchline while nearly 100,000 fanatical supporters inside the Nou Camp roared their side on, but their hopes seemed lost, even when Brazilian playmaker Neymar drilled home a rocket-fuelled free kick on 88 minutes. And Roberto capped the biggest comeback in Champions League history when he stretched to turn home Neymar's dinked cross to the delight of a near 100,000 at a rocking Camp Nou, making the score 6-5 on aggregate.

"I haven't spoken to the players yet, it's not the right time".

On BT Sport, when they stopped celebrating the last minute goal, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard had their say on the astounding comeback by Barcelona. "I simply have no words to explain how it felt", Roberto said.

"Unai has the qualities in which we believe".

Barcelona are now among the favourites to win the Champions League having last won the title in 2015.

"I saw him score a lot of goals in the youth team and it is always a joke between us 'why doesn't Sergi Roberto score?' And then he scores tonight", added Enrique.

"We got over the trauma of what happened on Valentine's Day in Paris and we had nothing to lose because we'd already lost everything in Paris".

"In terms of emotion, intensity it is something that fits the club very well and I love to enjoy as a coach".

He said in Marca: "Messi will renew, I'm sure of that".

After the first leg which ended 4-0 in favour of Paris Saint-Germain, Rabiot shared an Instagram photo of himself posing with four fingers raised in reference to the first leg scoreline.

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