Thursday 18 January 2018

Watch: Luis Enrique's celebration sums up exactly what happed at the Nou Camp last night

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and Sergi Roberto celebrate after the game
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and Sergi Roberto celebrate after the game

'Més que un club' - More than a club. The Barcelona motto could not be more apt right now following a stunning night at the Nou Camp as the Catalans came back from the dead to progress to the last eight in the Champions League.

While PSG's calamitous collapse certainly played a part in Barca's 6-1 victory, Luis Enrique's men produced some sublime football - led by Neymar - to score three goals in the final seven minutes and complete the the almost impossible comeback. 

Luis Enrique's wild celebration when Sergi Roberto poked home in the fifth minute of injury time summed up exactly what this means to the Barca boss and club as a whole.

"Football is a crazy, unique sport. Children, and adults, here tonight will never forget what happened," said Enrique after the game.

"I dedicate this win to all Barca fans who kept faith in us. We were massively criticised after the first leg.

"We got over the trauma of what happened on Valentine's Day in Paris and we had nothing to lose tonight because we had already lost everything in Paris.

"We made tactical changes and proved we had the quality to turn the situation around."

Enrique, who had recently announced he was to leave Barcelona at the end of the season, continued: "We took risks and we assumed those risks.

"At half-time we spoke about scoring a third and we did, but then Cavani scored.

"Again the players showed their belief, the Camp Nou fans did too. Usually people leave 10 minutes before the final whistle. Nobody left early today.

"We had the evening we all wanted and we are still in the competition."

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu hailed the "historic achievement that will be remembered forever". He added: "This will give us more energy in the Champions League."

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