Anyone else still coming to terms with Barcelona’s incredible victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last night?
Just how did they do it? Trailing 4-0 from the first leg, and then needing to score three goals in the final seven minutes of the game, it was an impossible task.
Except Barcelona did it, Sergi Roberto steering home Neymar’s delivery in the fifth minute of injury time to seal the greatest comeback in Champions League history.
We’ll be talking about this game for many, many years to come.
Gerard Pique, who has played in some thrilling encounters in his career, called it a “miracle” in his colourful assessment of Barca’s 6-1 win.
“I have lived the goal of (Andres) Iniesta (in the last minute of the Champions League semi-final) at Stamford Bridge (against Chelsea in 2009) but it does not compare to today,” Pique said, via the Telegraph.
"It’s one thing to score a goal in the 95th minute, three in seven minutes. One can speak of miracle. Tonight I am going to party even though I have training tomorrow.
“They hire many nurses in hospitals for these times because today you’re going to make love a lot.”
Indeed, there were probably a great number of Catalonians who phoned in sick today.
Some fans left early
The official attendance was 96,290, but the number who witnessed Roberto’s goal was slightly less than that. That’s because some Barcelona fans left the Camp Nou early, thinking their team had no chance.
You don’t need to imagine how rotten they feel because one has described their disappointment. A Dutch Barca fan named Cris Rolandus paid £90 for his ticket, but left prematurely in an attempt to beat the crowds.
He’s regretting that decision now.
“When I was almost out of the stadium I saw it was 4-1,” Rolandus told Dutch website ad.nl, via The Sun. “Nice, I thought. But I didn’t worry because the game was almost over.”
Video: Sergi Roberto's goal
Rolandus had the perfect seat
Then Neymar made it 5-1 from the penalty spot.
"I thought, 'Oh no, it can't happen,’” Rolandus continued. “Family and friends sent me enthusiastic messages but I had to confess I was out.
"I spent the rest of the evening just sitting and staring. The Camp Nou walk to my apartment usually takes 40 minutes but last night it took an hour and a half.
"The pain was unbearable when I looked at what angle Sergi Roberto ran after his winning goal.
"In that corner I was sitting in row eight. I would have been right in the party.
"I have never previously left the stadium early. Last night was a miracle."
Video: Two Barca fans learn of Roberto's goal
Poor guy. Rolandus wasn’t the only one who left early, though. Check out the reaction of these two Barca fans upon finding out Roberto had made it 6-1.
We just hope they learn their lesson.
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