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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Like magic ...Barcelona wires Paris Saint-Germain 6-1

Barcelona completed one of the most sensational comebacks in the history of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday at the Camp Nou, scoring three times in the final three minutes to beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 on the night and 6-5 on aggregate to progress into the quarter-finals.  It was like sheer magic, as Barca did what no other team had done before in the history of the UEFA champions league - beating a French club at the camp Nou after suffering a 4-0 thrashing in the first leg.

Luis Suarez struck in the third minute to give the La Liga side the perfect start before a comical own goal from Layvin Kurzawa put Barcelona 2-0 ahead at the break. Lionel Messi's second-half penalty gave the hosts more hope, but a clinical finish from Edinson Cavani looked to have ended the tie.
Neymar of Barcelona scores their fifth goal from a penalty
It all looked like a bad day for PSG from the beginning of the match as they set up defensively, resting talisman Angel di Maria in the first half and various defensive mistakes led to Barca's first goal - a strike from Luis Suarez on the third minute. Moments later Barca scored again, through a strike from Luis Suarez, before Lionel Messi scored just after halftime leaving Barca just a goal behind to equalize. But Edinson Cavani then hit a crucial away goal for Paris Saint-Germain, denting Barca's hopes.

Soccer pundits have it that the referee played a controversial role in the match outcome - 2 penalties and 5mins extra time at home.

Historic last goal by Roberto ended proceedings

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