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Champions League: Barcelona routs PSG in unbelievable comeback

Updated 1216 GMT (2016 HKT) March 9, 2017
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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique had said it was possible but few had believed him. LLUIS GENE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Unai Emery's PSG had been utterly dominant at the Parc des Princes just three weeks ago -- appearing to end this Champions League last 16 tie as a contest. Clive Rose/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Four goals down from the first leg, Barcelona required nothing short of a sporting miracle to have any chance of coming back. JOSEP LAGO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
With just two minutes of regulation time remaining, Barcelona had a 3-1 lead on the night but required a further three goals to go through after Edinson Cavani's 62nd-minute strike. JOSEP LAGO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
A pinpoint Neymar freekick in the 88th minute might have induced Parisian nerves but it wasn't until Luis Suarez went down in the penalty area in added time that Barcelona truly believed. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Suddenly Barcelona had the chance to make it 5-1 on the night and 5-5 on aggregate. Neymar made no mistake, setting up a grandstand finish. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Barcelona had the PSG players staggering back onto the ropes and, with more or less the final kick of the game, Sergi Roberto scored the goal that would reverberate around the world. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Staff, players and supporters could barely contain themselves. Mission impossible had been completed and Barcelona had reached the Champions League quarterfinals in a manner never seen before. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
From 4-0 down to 6-5 up, Enrique -- who is leaving Barca at the end of this season -- had overseen perhaps the greatest Champions League knockout stage comeback of all time. Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images