Barcelona Made Epic Comeback, Dortmund Through in Champions League
Barcelona along with Borussia Dortmund successfully turned their tie around in the Champions League earning them tickets into the next round.
Losing 4-0 in their first leg, things looked bleak for El Barca but a quick goal from Luis Suarez pump them up as they finished the first 45 minutes 2-0 with thanks to an own goal from Layvin Kurzawa.
PSG tried to push up after the break, but a controversial penalty made things more difficult for them as Lionel Messi converted from the spot to make it 3-0.
However, the French outfit looked to regain control of that tie after Edinson Cavani pulled one back to make it 3-1, but two missed opportunities from that moment on pretty much cost Unai Emery’s men.
After Neymar’s lovely free kick late in the game to make it 4-1, another controversial penalty gift for Barca gave them that epic chance in making a rare comeback.
The Brazilian striker netted his second in that tie after converting that second spot kick and deep in stoppage time, substitute, Sergi Roberto completed Barcelona’s magical comeback, albeit strongly controversial.
Meanwhile, Dortmund had a slightly easier task in turning their fortune as they were only 1-0 down from Benfica in the first game.
Playing at home in the second leg, Thomas Tuchel’s men were dominant again, but this time they were able to take their chances.
Pierre Aubameyang was the hero in that tie as he notched a hat-trick, scoring on 4, 61 and 85 minutes, while Christian Pulisic added one more on 59 minutes.