Unbelievable, Incredible, Astonishing, Bonkers – Barcelona Book Their Place in The Quarter Finals

How many times have you all watched the goals from last night? Absolutely incredible. When Suarez scored in the third minute of the game, I jokingly said on Twitter, “Barcelona are going to do this aren’t they?” A part of me thought that Barcelona would come close, however I did not think they would go through. I thought Barcelona left themselves with too much to do.

An own goal from Layvin Kurzawa halved the deficit for Barcelona before half time. The team and fans were as one, they all believed they could do the impossible. Barcelona were awarded a penalty early in the second period, perhaps a little fortuitously. The referee originally waved away the protests before consulting with the official behind the goal, soon after he pointed to the spot.

PSG look a shadow of the side that completely dominated Barcelona just a few short weeks ago. However in the second half Cavani spurned PSG’s first clear chance, seeing his effort come back off the post. The striker did settle the visitors’ nerves when he fired in after 62 minutes, leaving Barca needing to score three to progress. Cavani could have added a second moments later, only to see his shot saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Cavani’s miss proved costly as Barcelona produced a stunning late comeback. Neymar curled in a fantastic free-kick on the 88th minute, even by that stage you thought Barcelona had too much to do. The Brazilian then converted a 91st minute penalty – leaving Barcelona needing only a single goal to go through. That duly came with virtually the last kick of the game. A floated ball fell to Roberto who volleyed past Trapp, sending Barcelona through to the quarter finals.

It was one of the best games of football I have witnessed in terms of drama and excitement. Barcelona deserve immense credit for what they achieved last night, the scenes at the end were just incredible. commiserations to PSG, however they weren’t up to the task last night, they were disappointing especially with how they played in the first leg. Both teams looked completely different from the first leg. Barcelona were up for it last night, whereas PSG thought they were already through – which a very dangerous mindset to have, as it proved.

I don’t think we will see the likes of that again, at least not for a long time. It was truly incredible and a pleasure to watch.