Barcelona were hailed as living legends Thursday after Neymar helped the Spanish giants pull off a Nou Camp miracle with a dying minutes Champions League win over stunned Paris Saint-Germain. The Spanish giants defeated PSG 6-1 (6-5 on aggregate) to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with the greatest comeback in the history of the competition.
The Brazilian forward played the game of his life as Barcelona made up a 0-4 first leg deficit by winning 6-1 in front of nearly 100,000 ecstatic fans at the Camp Nou stadium.
The win recalled Manchester United’s injury-time double to win the 1999 title against Bayern Munich in the same stadium, and Liverpool’s victory in the 2005 final after being 3-0 down to AC Milan at half-time.
With emotions running high, there were some memorable lines from the Barcelona players and coach that summed up the miracle.
Starting with Neymar, here are the best quotes of the night.
And saving the best for the last, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, husband of Colombian pop star Shakira, predicted exuberant celebrations among the team’s fans.
Well said, Gerard. Well said.