Video: When Barcelona pulled off the unthinkable

“Faith is the word that best defines tonight.”

Barcelona players celebrate victory after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match against Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou.   -  Getty Images

Barcelona completed the greatest comeback in Champions League history on Wednesday, toppling Paris Saint-Germain by a 6-5 aggregate score in the Round of 16 when it looked like all was lost. The injury-time goal from Sergi Roberto was a jaw-dropping moment to win the match, a result that not even the Catalunya club faithfuls would have fathomed.


“Faith is the word that best defines tonight,” said coach Luis Enrique after the match. “Above all, this is a victory of faith. The faith the players showed, the faith the supporters showed. I have only ever seen the stadium like this once before, and that was back when I was playing. Normally with 10 minutes to go, people are leaving the stadium. But tonight they didn’t. If any went, stuff them, they have missed an historic night. In the end we have had a special night.

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“It is difficult to explain in words,” added Luis Enrique. “This is a sport for crazy people, a unique sport. Any kid who was in the Camp Nou tonight will never forget this in their life. It was a torrent of feelings. I don’t cry – I would like to, but the tears don’t come out. But I enjoyed this as much as the rest; as much as those who cried.”

The victory sparked off mad celebrations at the Camp Nou with midfielder Ivan Rakitic saying Barca took motivation from New York Patriots' Super Bowl triumph.

“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."

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