Barcelona enters the second leg of the round of sixteen of the Champions League with a four goal deficit on their backs. No team has ever comeback from 4-0 and advance to the next round.
Can Barcelona make history
“If there is a team capable of overcoming a 4-0, it is Barca” said Luis Suarez in an interview with France Football. “We still have to play the second leg. It is not going to be easy to turn things around, but it is not impossible. We have the quality and the character to come out of this situation.”
Barcelona plays at home with el tridente of Messi, Neymar and Suarez so anything is possible. The energy in the stadium is going to be electrifying. Luis Enrique mentioned that he watched the first leg several times to figure out what went wrong. He does not expect the same defensive breakdowns this time around and more opportunities in front of goal at the other end.
Is PSG ready
PSG is aware of the challenge of playing at the Camp Nou even with a four goal cushion. Playmaker Javier Pastore is targeting a start against Barcelona, a timely boost for PSG. “I am ready to play and I want to play,” said Pastore. “I have no pain anywhere whatsoever.”
He knows what is going to take to defend the result. “We will go there to win,” Pastore added.”It is going to be a difficult and hotly contested match. We need to be at 100 percent, physically. It will be crucial to defend as a unit when Barcelona are on the attack.”
Keys to a Barca comeback
Barcelona has won four straight matches after the debacle in Parc des Princes. One of the victories came against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon, that kept Barcelona in the title race. They have scored eleven goals in the last two games, a sign of confidence going into this crucial match.
Ter Stegen’s form will be a deciding factor in preventing PSG from scoring an away goal and ending any chance of a comeback. Scoring an early goal is a most to get the crowd involved and for the players to feed off of the energy coming from the stands.
One last thing: all the players have to believe in themselves and trust that the coaching staff is putting them in a position to succeed. We have seen incredible comebacks in sports in the last few years. I am sure all Cules around the world will be cheering and believing to make this possible.