Rest easy, Istanbul.
Barcelona have qualified for the Champions League quarter finals after the Greatest Comeback In The Champions League's History.
PSG led Barcelona 4-0 heading into tonight's second leg at the Camp Nou, only for the Parisiens to shit the bed with alacrity. The home side capitalised: Luis Suarez scored early, and two goals either side of half time: one a hapless own goal, the other a Messi penalty, meant the comeback was assuredly on. As Barca poured forward, there was the added intrigue of the away goal: one mistake at the back would prove costly, as Barca would go from needing a single goal to force extra-time to requiring three by the ninetieth minute.
That away goal arrived, through a thumping Edison Cavani volley. And with that, the balance of the tie vanished for a while, before an absurd finish made it compelling once again: two goals from Neymar (a penalty and a free kick) made it 5-1 on the night..... and then.
Neymar chipped forward, and Sergi Roberto finished it off. 6 (SIX)-1 on the night, 6-5 on aggregate...Barca make history. It's a PSG bottle job, but let's enjoy that for now.
PSG TV is going to be interesting
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) March 8, 2017
That's some weapons grade bottling
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) March 8, 2017
And that, Arsenal, is how it's done
— Paul Brennan (@Brennan_PB) March 8, 2017
The greatest match and win of all time
— Gary Fitzsimons (@GaryFitzsimons_) March 8, 2017
Feeling really guilty I made my kid go to bed with 15 minutes to go when he begged to watch until full time... #badparentingdisaster
— Amy Lawrence (@amylawrence71) March 8, 2017
Best thing I've ever seen in football. It beats United V Munich in the Nou Camp, Liverpool V Milan in instanbul. What a game ⚽️❤🙌🏻 #BarcaPSG
— Steven Beattie (@steven5beattie) March 8, 2017
4-0 is a dangerous lead.
— Tommy Martin (@TommyMartinVM) March 8, 2017
Okay, everybody is prone to hyperbole, but...
IS THAT THE GREATEST EVER GAME OF FOOTBALL?