Neymar gives PSG painful reminder of what might have been

Phillip Butler
March 12, 2017

"I think it's a special stadium, [where] there's already been special nights". I would like to thank everyone who kept their faith after we lost 4-0.

"There will be a day when we fall down, but we're still alive".

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.

The video showed the singer shouting "historic" repeatedly, while others joined in the singing and dancing. "It is hard for me to understand what happened at Camp Nou".

It's payback time for Paris Saint-Germain players, Adrien Rabiot and Layvin Kurzawa who have been mocked by Barcelona forward Neymar.

Since his transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013, Neymar has helped Barcelona win the Champions League, a pair of Spanish league and Copa del Rey titles, and the Club World Cup.

"I was brought to my knees". I would like him to dominate the front pages because his planning, and the way he approached the game, has led to our qualification.

Boss Enrique was close to tears after the remarkable recovery propelled Barca into the last eight.

In recent years they were nearly guaranteed a Ligue 1 title to soothe the disappointment of regular early Champions League exits but this time they trail an impressive Monaco side by three points.


Barca scored last three in seven minutes and 17 seconds - 88 said the clock, then 91, then 94.39.

It has been said that their comeback was the best of all time.

That just set the scene for one of the sport's most dramatic finishes - the first time a team has ever overturned a 4-0 deficit in the Champions League.

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

"I can not believe it". A team like this can do anything.

"If they can score four, we can score six", Luis Enrique had said before the second leg. It went in and we all went insane.

Barca manager Luis Enrique admitted his side faced a challenge in coming down from the cloud of emotion of their exploits on Wednesday but said he trusted his players to prepare appropriately for the game at Deportivo.

Al-Khelaifi also refused to criticise captain Thiago Silva's leadership after such a collapse, calling the result "a collective failure" and adding: "We are suffering after this elimination like all the supporters".

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