FCB-PSG when the going gets tough
... the tough get going!
Three weeks ago, FC Barcelona lost 4-0 away at Paris Saint Germain in the Champions footie Leage 1/8 finals. It was quite a deserved win by PSG as Barcelona rather sucked at it all ninety minutes.
Tonight is the return match at the Camp Nou Stadium with 96,290 spectators in the stands.
Is this match just a futility because surely no team will be able to overcome a 4-0 defeat and score five goals WITHOUT the other team scoring?
It sure seems impossible. On the one hand, playing super offensive. While on the other hand, securing your goal by solid defending. Doing both simultaneously, is extremely difficult.
Nevertheless, FCB have announced they will try anyway.
But really, what else would they do in front of nearly 100,000 of their own fans?
So here we go as the referee blows his whistle.
PSG parking the bus in front of their goal as Barça go full steam on the offensive.
And, golly molly! After only 3 minutes into the match, Luis Suarez scores 1-0!
Luck seems to be on the home team´s side when in minute 40, PSG´s Kurzawa puts the ball behind his own goal keeper: 2-0.
And, holy cow! Not five minutes into the second half, Barcelona (Neymar) get a penalty kick which is put in the net by Lionel Messi: 3-0.
As the Barça socios are going wild, the Paris coach takes off Lucas Moura and brings Angel di Maria. Will this angel be able to stop FCB?
For sure he is, as a couple minutes later Edinson Cavani silences the crowd by scoring 3-1. And a great volley it was too.
A little less than half an hour for Barcelona to score three goals.
Five minutes on as Luis Suarez takes a desperate dive in the box and receives a yellow card for his theatrical act. (But good thing he didn´t bite anybody.)
Barça don´t give up just yet, taking more defensive risk now. No tiqui-taca tonight, this is a do or die fighting match. Messi takes a shot at it but it´s wide.
Minute 88 and Neymar gets a free kick and scores a beautiful 4-1. Will Barcelona be able to score two more in only 12 minutes?
Minute after minute goes by and a lot is happening, but no goals.
As the match has reaches stoppage time, FCB get awarded another penalty kick and Neymar scores 5-1.
And so, this match is still not over, we still don´t know which team will make it to the CL quarter finals!
Fans in Paris and Barcelona biting their finger nails, hardly dare breathe and are frantically looking back and forth between the clock and the match.
For the Barcelona fans, the seconds are ticking away at light speed. For the PSG fans, every second feels like an eternity.
U N B E L I E V A B L E !!!
In the dying seconds of the game, Sergi Roberto scores Barça´s sixth goal.
The referee blows his whistle for the last time tonight.
The miracle of Camp Nou has happened, 6-5 on aggregate.
So, what´s the moral of this story? Even when you screw up things half the time, you can still make up for it the other half of the time. But you have to be tough. Really, very, seriously TOUGH.