How Twitter reacted to Barcelona's incredible Champions League comeback

08 March 2017 11:08

Barcelona produced one of sport's most memorable comebacks and the greatest in Champions League history after overturning a four-goal deficit to reach the quarter-finals.

The Catalan giants looked dead and buried after losing the first leg 4-0 at Paris St Germain but defied the odds to triumph 6-1 in the return encounter to snatch a highly improbable 6-5 aggregate victory.

Sergi Roberto's goal deep into stoppage time ensured Barca became the first team to hit back from a first-leg 4-0 defeat in the competition's knockout stages.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the reaction from Twitter after an unforgettable night at the Nou Camp.

"FULL TIME! THE GREATEST COMEBACK EVER!!!! BARÇA INTO THE QUARTERFINALS! HISTORY!" - Barcelona's account, unsurprisingly, does not attempt to play down the achievement.

"You call it "football team", we call it "Barça". You call it "miracle", we call it "normal" - #ForçaBarça" Arda Turan, a second-half substitute at the Nou Camp, follows his team's lead.

"Unbe-f******-lievable! Greatest game ever." - Former Barcelona striker and BT Sport presenter Gary Lineker does not mince his words.

"Congratulations to @FCBarcelona! They punished the fear of #Paris." - Former Barcelona midfielder Ronald Koeman, who has been tipped as a replacement for Luis Enrique, believes PSG froze at the Nou Camp.

"OMG" - Michael Owen, who once played for Barca's greatest rivals Real Madrid, was another left in awe of Barca's achievements.

".@FCBarcelona. congratulations guys fancy a friendly to say sorry for taking our record" - Who can blame Dunfermline for trying their luck? The Pars overturned a 4-0 deficit against Barca's domestic rivals Valencia in the second round of the 1962-63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in a 6-6 aggregate draw - but they lost the play-off in Lisbon.

"I smash controllers off walls when I concede late goals in Fifa so I can only imagine how these PSG players feel right now." - Burnley defender Kevin Long sums up what many gamers must have been thinking.

"Surely Sports greatest ever comeback ." - Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan thinks this result overshadows his own Ashes 2005 heroics.

Source: PA


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