Barca coach Enrique hailed for tactical shift behind historic comeback
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 10, 2017,
Mar 10, 2017, 22:16
Gerard Pique highlighted his manager's role in the comeback, the first time any team has overturned a 4-0 deficit in a Champions League tie.
Barcelona had completed a miraculous comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, scoring 3 goals in an hour and then 3 more with 7 minutes left. But yes, mostly after.
On the other side Angel Di Maria, Adrien Rabiot and Thiago Motta are listed as doubtful, but are expected to participate the match.
That penalty - converted by Neymar - brought the scores level at 5-5 on aggregate, and Sergi Roberto scored the crucial victor in stoppage time to send Luis Enrique's team through to the last 8.
Barcelona has become the first team to ever turn around a 4-0 deficit in Champions League history to advance to the quarter-finals with a 6-1 win over Paris St Germain. "I'm convinced we'll be close to qualifying", he said. Both teams faced seemingly impossible tasks. but both teams were also the ones you would bet on pulling off the impossible.
A judicial source reportedly told the agency that an 18-year-old stabbed his pal in the neck after watching Barcelona's mesmerising 6-1 victory.
Sergi Roberto's victor sealed a 6-5 aggregate victory for the Spanish giants and sent the Nou Camp into a frenzy.
The Blaugrana looked to be out of the tie after the first leg at Parc des Princes, but an early Luis Suarez goal gave them hope.
Then, the refs announced five total minutes of stoppage time - an eternity.
"Any child in the Nou Camp tonight will never forget this and neither will the adults".
Thomas Meunier dived head-first to stop Neymar getting around him and when the Brazilian ran into his head and tumbled the Barcelona players were convinced they had a penalty.
"Even when were 3-1 down we had lots of chances to score but we didn't take them. If there is a team that can score four goals, I think it is Barcelona but with our philosophy of how to play and controlling the game".
One of those decisions was the coach's announcement after the win over Sporting that he would not continue at Barcelona beyond the summer, removing any tension that existed between Enrique and the squad. "In the last few minutes they played all or nothing and they have beaten us".