Barcelona completed one of the most extraordinary comebacks in European football history to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 6-1 victory that rewrote the record books.
No team had ever overturned a four-goal deficit in a knockout tie, but Sergi Roberto's stoppage-time goal completed a 6-5 aggregate win that sparked delirious scenes of celebration inside the Nou Camp and sent Barca through to the last eight.
Edinson Cavani looked to have wrecked Barcelona's dreams by volleying in an away goal to make the score 3-1 but two late strikes from Neymar set up a thrilling finale before Roberto sealed the Spanish side's unlikely triumph.
The Spanish team began to believe in the impossible dream of clawing back their shock 4-0 loss from the first leg when Luis Suarez headed over the line in the third minute and a Layvin Kurzawa own goal gave them further hope before the break.
Lionel Messi's penalty five minutes into the second period had the Nou Camp on its feet but Cavani's strike in the 62nd was a sucker punch to Barca's ambitions from which Luis Enrique's side took a while to recover.
A curled free kick from Neymar in the 88th minute gave them hope and the Brazilian converted a penalty before substitute Roberto slid in to knock the ball beyond Kevin Trapp from a chipped free kick and send Barca through.
The miraculous comeback sent social media into a tizzy and here's a look at some of the best tweets from Wednesday night:
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 8, 2017
— FC Barcelona TV (@FC_BarcelonaTv) March 8, 2017
— Reshmin Chowdhury (@ReshminTV) March 8, 2017
It wasn't for a title, but this win moves Luis Enrique alongside Guardiola & Cruyff as a Barca legend. They'll talk about tonight forever.
— Phil Schoen (@PhilSchoen) March 8, 2017
Players, pundits and coaches were all just as amazed as all football fans
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) March 8, 2017
Wow unbelievable!!!!!!! Barca 🎩🎩🎩
— Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) March 8, 2017
Unbe-fucking-lievable! Greatest game ever.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 8, 2017
The best turnaround ever in football bar none #Barca
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) March 8, 2017
— BeanymanSports (@BeanymanSports) March 8, 2017
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) March 8, 2017
And of course, they were plenty of memes made at PSG's expense
Warriors, Indians, Falcons fans, you've got company...
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) March 8, 2017
— FOX Deportes (@FOXDeportes) March 8, 2017
— Goal (@goal) March 8, 2017
This is it. This is the one. pic.twitter.com/vFXUyxqPtP
— Will Parchman (@WillParchman) March 8, 2017
Arda Turan's tweet was the perfect mic drop to close out an incredible night of football
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran) March 8, 2017
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Updated Date: Mar 09, 2017 10:29:38 IST