Veratti reveals how Barca players made PSG lose caution in 6-1 defeat
Barcelona completed the biggest comeback in Chaampions League history yesterday when they overturned a first leg 4-goal deficit to beat Paris St Germain 6-5 on aggregate and qualify for the quarterfinal and PSG midfileder has revealed how the players were tricked into becoming less wary as they conceded 3 goals in 7 incredible minutes.
“With Cavani’s goal, we gained some peace,” Verratti said via L’Equipe. “I then spoke to the players of the Barca, they told me that it was finished.
“Take three goals in seven minutes, I cannot find an explanation, it’s football.
“This is a game I will never forget. I hope it will serve as a lesson to everyone.”
Verratti continued: “The qualification of Barca is deserved. It was difficult to play, to make passes. They pressed too much in the first period. In the second, we got to play better.
“Now we’re going to have a hard time. There will be others.
“We must find the strength to raise our heads. You have to be men. We are all sad. We lost 6-1, it’s not because of the referee. We are primarily responsible.”
Barcelona took a 2-goal lead into the break and continued to climb the mountain with a third from Messi only for Cavani to raise the bar again with a volley in the 62nd minute. Barca now needed 3 to go through and the goals semmed to stop until they scored in the 88th, 91st and 95 minute to wrap up the greatest comeback in Champions League history.