Barcelona’s historic comeback
Barcelona’s comeback against PSG a fortnight ago will live long in the memory.
Having lost the first leg 4-0 in Paris, Barca faced the mammoth task of trying to reverse the tie in the 2nd leg by scoring at least 4 goals to take it into extra-time – while simultaneously ensuring PSG didn’t score.
Barca seemed to have done the hard part, scoring 3 goals, only for PSG to apparently put the tie to bed when Cavani scored – meaning Barcelona would need to score 6.
Yet somehow, the Catalans managed to do it, ultimately winning 6-1 after an epic finale.
So, Barcelona made history by recording the greatest ever comeback….and PSG completed the worst ever bottling exercise.
The collapse is still a bitter pill for PSG fans to swallow; both in terms of how the team performed and the controversial refereeing decisions.
And Adrien Rabiot’s fresh revelation won’t do anything to dissipate the bitterness.
Rabiot played injured
Because the young Frenchman has now revealed that he played the second leg with a serious injury.
Speaking to the French media today, Rabiot revealed that he played the 2nd leg with a lung infection:
‘Yes, I can confirm it (that I played with a lung infection). It was quite difficult, but I really wanted to play this match.
I regret it now because I wasn’t 100%; maybe it would have been better to leave my place to someone else.’
As anyone who watched the game will remember, Rabiot had a horrible game at the Camp Nou.
Imagine how PSG fans will feel about this knowing they had an ill player, and hence a passenger on the pitch…