Barcelona had it all to do in the second leg as they had a 4 goal deficit to undo and did they make a good effort. In fact this has to be the biggest comeback in football.
We need to check the history books on that.
Barcelona had a mammoth task on their hands as they bid to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Blaugrana hosted PSG tonight knowing they must produce one of the most memorable nights in the club’s history to remain in the competition and they did.
Luis Enrique’s men were battered in Paris last month, going down to a 4-0 loss in the French capital.
Real Madrid talisman and striker Cristiano Ronaldo undoubtedly had a great 2016. He won just about every trophy possible last year, leading Portugal to their first ever European Championship, Real Madrid to the Champions League trophy, and he scored goals by the truckload on the way to the silverware.
Ronaldo scored 48 goals for club and country in 2016, grabbing three goals for Portugal on their way to the European title, and the match-winning penalty for Madrid as they beat Atletico Madrid in a shootout in the Champions League final.
As such, it was no surprise to hear his name called as the winner of The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016, which was decided by a combined voting process with 50 percent of votes from captains and head coaches from national teams around the globe. The other 50 percent was split between an online public ballot with fans and submissions from a selected group of over 200 journalists around the world.
There really wasn’t much of a competition, and Lionel Messi didn’t even show up at the awards ceremony to pretend he felt he was in the running.
Either way, Ronaldo’s deserving of his latest accolades, and they just keep rolling in. It’s his fourth FIFA POY award (the first in the current format). After Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or last month, his latest honor from FIFA was just as predictable as the rest, and that’s just a testament to the year CR7 had.
Former Juventus, Mancity and Manchester United soccer player Carlos Tevez signed a new $41 million a year contract with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, making him the highest paid soccer player in the world.
The Chinese Super League club paid an $11 million transfer fee to his former club, Boca Juniors, as part of the new two-year deal. The breakdown of this monumental deal is as follows: a gross of $808,000 a week, which works out to $115,000 a day. Or $4,800 an hour. Or $80 a minute.
The $808,000 per week is well over the measly $430,000 a week that Cristiano Ronaldo currently gets.
Of course, Tevez’s Argentinian teammate Lionel Messi will likely become the world’s highest paid player when he’s due for a new contract in the Summer of 2018, but for the time being no player is raking in the type of money that Carlos Tevez is in China.
Chelsea were the dominant force in the first-half but it really could have gone either way in the second 45 minutes as both teams attacked with determination and no little skill.
Diego Costa broke the deadlock as he ball is whipped in and Fabianski failed to command his area as Fernandez’s weak header lands at the feet of Oscar, whose control and pass across the edge of the box to Costa is sublime and the Brazilian fires into the bottom-right corner
Sigurdsson broke through onto a ball over the top and, just inside the box, Courtois, running out from his line, slides in and brings the Icelander down. The ball was going away from goal so Courtois gets just a yellow but is unable to save the spot-kick as Sigurdsson fires the ball into the back of the net
Terry played the ball across the back to Cahill, who dawdles on the ball, and the onrushing Fer steals possession and has a clear run on goal. He bears down on Courtois and just about manages to slip the ball through the keeper’s legs… the ball bobbling over the line.
Replays suggested Cahill may have been fouled. But the goal stands
And Chelsea equaliser came as Ivanovic shot, was blocked by Fabianski and the ball pings in the air across goal where Costa is lurking and the Spaniard tees himself up before producing an overhead kick straight into the back of the net.
Actually, it may have taken a slight defelection off Fernandez, but he’s certainly claiming it… and you can’t blame him. Brilliant! His second of the match
The English Premiere League is under way and it’s a super Sunday with Arsenal hosting Liverpool at the Emirates stadium.
Arsenal lost the game but it was a thriller
Theo Walcott made up for penalty miss with opening goal for Arsenal
Liverpool won a free-kick 25 yards out following a Rob Holding foul, and sending the ball straight into the top corner is Philippe Coutinho. Petr Cech had no chance!
Philippe Coutinho scored twice as Reds come from behind after Theo Walcott opened scoring at Emirates.
There was utter disbelief in the Emirates Stadium as Sadio Mane on his debut cuts inside from the right with stunning pace before firing a strike across goal and into the top corner.