What a night. Nobody in their wildest dreams thought Barcelona would manage to pull it out the bag and overturn their 4-0 deficit to remain in the Champions League, but the scenes witnessed last night were pure magic.
Trailing 5-3 on aggregate with just minutes to spare, Barca managed to rally and chip in with two more goals to dump Paris Saint Germain out of the competition in the most spectacular way possible.
Full-back Sergi Roberto popped up at the death to notch the winner and in doing so he sparked wild scenes in the stands as the home fans promptly lost their marbles and went mental. It was quite a sight to behold and a reminder of exactly why we love football – unless you're a PSG fan.
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Once the delirious fans had cleared the stands and flowed out into the streets of Barcelona, there's no doubt that the celebrations went on until the early hours and we can bet there are a few people heading into work today with sore heads.
However, Gerard Pique believes fans already have, and will continue to celebrate in a very specific way and his comments only serve to highlight how everyone connected to the club is feeling right about now.
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See, Pique doesn't believe the booze will be flowing 24/7, and instead thinks fans will be getting a little more...intimate.
“Hospitals should hire more nurses in nine months because there will be a lot of love made tonight," he said as per the Daily Mirror.
"Tonight I am going to party even though I have training tomorrow.
“It’s one thing to score a goal in the 95th minute. To score three in seven minutes is a miracle."
"I had lived [Andres] Iniesta's goal at Stamford Bridge [against Chelsea in 2009], but this has no comparison."
If it was amazing enough for us watching from the stands and in front of our screens, it must have been amazing to have been a part of it, so we can't blame him for wanting to cut loose a little.
Teammate Ivan Rakitic also shed some light on where the Catalan club drew inspiration from, citing this year's New England Patriots Superbowl victory as their catalyst for such an incredible result.
“It was really impossible. 15-20 minutes after the game, it is crazy and unbelievable," he said.
“Thank you to the team, to the people around the club and the fans. It was a really special day and it is hard to say something.
"It is history. We want to keep going on. We had to believe. 4-0 was hard, but it is football. We saw it in the Super Bowl, what is possible in sport. Today was crazy."
It's fair to say that none of us will be forgetting this game in a hurry.
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