One Year Ago Today, Barcelona Flipped The Dang Script
One year ago, Barcelona came into the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 down 4-0 on aggregate to PSG. They left with a 6-5 aggregate scoreline after one of the silliest soccer games this professional soccer writer has ever seen. Sergi Roberto's goal broke PSG hearts and shuffled Barca into the quarterfinals to be beaten by eventual runners-up Juventus.
The real heroes here, though, are the referees. I seriously forgot how terrible both penalties Barcelona "won" were. Neither of those are fouls in a just universe.
Luis Suarez, Neymar, Messi and Sergi Roberto will get all the plaudits here, but do not sleep on the referees. They did at least as much to help Barca advance as, say, fan favorite Andre Gomes.