The magic of Football. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Camp Nou. Seat od Barcelona. Filled platforms 90,000 more fans from all parts of the world who want to see their team against PSG. The score of the first match (4-0 in favour of Parisian) few or rather little hope left in Catalan to look slightly ahead or better in the next phase.
But the team of Luis Enrique, the man in the summer will wag handkerchief at least as told by himself, shows a completely different person from the one of the first match on February 14 he had met crushing 4-0. From the first minute to the last start and mercilessly pounding the defense. Guests all three times and all were able to show that there.
One with Cavani 62`(he was the 20th career Champions League). A little after again to him defeated by Ter Stegen, the Germain goalkeeper. And the third to Di María, who slid and his shot did not threaten the opponent porter. Moreover Zero. And then admitted and the players of Paris themselves. The right back, Meunier said: "We were unacceptable". Italian midfielder Marco Verratti said: "We played poorly and lost. Nobody to blame us. And the French team owner Al Khelaifi stressed on his part: "We are not looking for excuses".
And this is the reality. And so it should work each group. The Barcelona played with heart. Believe in...miracle overthrow against it 4-0 and the ball. Yeah turkish origin German, referee Denis Aitikim made a mistake by charging first of Neymar penalty in the 58`. And then Luis Suarez charged by 90`. This does not detract from the epic reserval achieved by the Catalan football team. They entered the pitch determined to leave with heads held high. Not think of anything else. And they succeeded. They scored the biggest reserval in the history of the UEFA Champions League. In 62 years of European competitions. The crushed 6-1 Paris Saint-Germain.
Luis Suárez, heads just 3`opened the scoring. The polish-born, French defender, Leyvin Kurzawa, 40`accidentaly sent the ball into the net for his team, writing the 2-0. The aptly Lionel Messi penalty stroke at 50`brings the index to 3-0. Reduces time to the 62` Cavani. Neymar 88`writes the 4-1. 90`+ 1 penalty points 5-1 and Sergi Roberto 90`+ 5 completes the proud triumph and sends to the celestial Barcelona.
Barcelona stay up. Everyone took to the streets and celebrated until dawn incredible qualification. In contrast to Paris, everything was numb. People disappointed. Greeted with insults footballers.
This is football. The top sports worldwide. What she loves every sports fan. What fills the souls of all people. What does not change for men. Ladies and gentlemen this is Barcelona team. Legend of the 21th century. Well done to the spectacle offered us...
For. Manos Staramopoulos
Journalist- Analyst of International Football and Affairs
AIPS Football Member Commission, Member of IFFHS
Editor Discoveryfootball.com- English
Special correspondent France Football, A Bola, Mundo Deportivo
In Athens (Greece)