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Early goal

Everyone prior to the second leg against Paris Saint-Germain talked of the importance of scoring an early goal but how many would have predicted its arrival in just the third minute. Luis Suárez’s flick over keeper Kevin Trapp will not go down in history as one of the greatest goals ever scored by FC Barcelona but it just may be one of the most important. 


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Ter Stegen’s save

The  German keeper has been in scintillating form this season and once again he played a vital role in the blaugranes historic performance. At 3-1 down, the visitors threatened a second away goal which would have surely put the game beyond Luis Enrique’s team. Cavani, just two minutes after finding the net, found himself clean through with only Marc-André ter Stegen to beat. The German maintained his calm and his outstretched foot diverted the Uruguayan’s shot to keep Barça hopes alive. 


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Cavani's goal

At 3-0 Barça were confident getting a fourth that would have at least guaranteed extra time had there been no more goals. However, a momentary lapse in defence allowed Edinson Cavani to lash home what appeared to be a decisive away goal. The Uruguayan’s strike tipped the balance in PSG’s favour yet in the end it only served to make what transpired in the following 33 minutes even more remarkable. 


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With Barça leading 3-1 after 88 minutes and still needing three goals to make it through to the quarter-finals, there were not many who would have given the blaugranes much of a chance of turning things around. Neymar, to his eternal credit, was one of them. The Brazilian’s majestic free kick with just two minutes of normal time remaining ignited the touchpaper to set off one of the greatest comebacks ever seen in the history of football. 


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The players and the coach talked about belief in the run up to the second leg and the excellent performances in the league against Sporting and Celta gave grounds for optimism. However, that resolve was tested in the second half against PSG yet it was never broken. With just seconds remaining and needing just one goal to complete an historic fightback, Sergi Roberto continued to believe that if he timed his run just right into the opposition penalty area, Neymar would curl in perfect cross for him. The rest, as they say, is now another remarkable chapter in the Club’s long and illustrious history.  

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