Laureus World Sports Awards, Best Sporting Moment August nominees: Barcelona's great comeback


On 8 March, Barcelona made Champions League history by becoming the first team to overturn a first-leg 4-0 deficit as they knocked out Paris St-Germain to reach the quarter-final for the 10th successive season.

The Spanish champions were 5-3 down on aggregate in the 88th minute, but scored three goals in the final seven minutes in one of the greatest European ties of all time. Sergi Roberto's 95th-minute winner sealed Barcelona's victory on an incredible night — Camp Nou exploded and players, fans and reporters went crazy.

“It is difficult to explain in words,” said Barcelona manager Luis Enrique. “This is a sport for crazy people, a unique sport. Any kid who was in the Camp Nou tonight will never forget this in their life. It was a torrent of feelings. I don’t cry, I would like to, but the tears don’t come out. But I enjoyed this as much as the rest, as much as those who cried.”

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 08: Lionel Messi and Neymar of Barcelona celebrate the sixth goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on March 8, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi and Neymar celebrate a goal during the win over Paris Saint-Germain. Getty Images

That is precisely why Barcelona's comeback victory has earned a nomination for Laureus World Sports Awards' 'Best Sporting Moment of the Year' category.

To vote for your favourite video, visit myLaureus.com.

The Laureus World Sports Awards, first awarded in 2000, has honoured athletes like Michael Phelps, Martina Hingis, Sir Bobby Charlton and Valentino Rossi.


Out of the nine World Sports Awards, the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy vote for eight of them including the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year and Laureus World Team of the Year.

The only Laureus award to be voted for by fans around the world in a global online poll is the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year.

The award is conferred to the defining moment of the year that resonated most with sports fans around the world. Shortlisted by the members, these moments symbolise the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has power to change the world.


Published Date: Aug 01, 2017 05:40 pm | Updated Date: Aug 18, 2017 02:12 pm



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