Barcelona become the first team in Champions League history to overturn a 4-0 first leg deficit
Barcelona become the first team in Champions League history to overturn a 4-0 first leg deficit in the knockout stages.
PSG only completed four passes after the 85th minute. Three of those were from the kick-off following Barcelona goals. Incredible stat.
PSG scored an away goal and STILL choked. Unreal. PSG choked so hard even after that away goal, Di Maria and Cavani both had super easy 1 v 1 chances that they absolutely bottled. I honestly think those 2 misses cost them the game. Another away goal would have ended the game.
Just watched a replay of Di Maria's chance, he took a very long time which gave the defender a chance, however Mascherano makes a foul on him. Should have been a pen, though at first I thought he just bottled it. Another thing for PSG fans to be angry about I guess.
This is why I don't think there's too much blame on Emery. I mean he can't put the ball in the net for his players, you have to expect they score one of those. Then the second goal is stupid individual mistake from Marquinhos ending in a comical own goal from Kurzawa from nowhere. Then the penalty for the 3rd is unlucky, a great free kick for the 4th and a dubious penalty for the 5th, Emery can't legislate for that no matter what tactics. Even the 6th they could have cleared in to the Barca half but someone gets slide tackled by the goalkeeper in their own half.
He shouldn't have defended that deep but Barca hardly created a great chance from open play. His players got overawed and let him down(just as great as they were in the 1st leg) and pretty much everything went against them.
Matuidi, Draxler, Verratti and Meunier discuss the 2nd leg against Barcelona over dinner.