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Champions League: Barcelona in miraculous comeback, overturn first-leg 4-0 defeat to advance

By The Rainbow
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Barcelona completed one of the most sensational comebacks in soccer history by beating Paris St.-Germain, 6-1, to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, scoring the decisive goal of a 6-5 aggregate victory in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Sergi Roberto's dramatic late goal sent the Nou Camp stadium wild and made Barcelona the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 first-leg defeat since the Champions League format started in the 1992-93 season.

P.S.G. seemed certain to advance after Edinson Cavani scored a valuable away goal following Barcelona's opening salvo of three goals.

Barcelona needed three more goals to advance, and the feat seemed impossible even after Neymar scored with a free kick in the 88th minute.

But Neymar scored on a penalty kick in the 90th, and then followed up with a chipped pass for the substitute Roberto, who steered the ball beyond goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in injury time.

The goal sent Barcelona's bench flooding onto the pitch as the stadium celebrated.

In Wednesday's other Champions League match, Borussia Dortmund beat Benfica, 4-0, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick and the American Christian Pulisic claimed his first Champions League goal. Dortmund advanced to the quarterfinals, 4-1, on aggregate.