#4) Barcelona vs PSG (2017) Quarter Final
Barcelona is on this list with yet another miracle comeback. The likes of which may never be seen again. Barcelona were enjoying a good run of form and despite PSG being a tough opponent, it was thought that the Catalonian side would overcome them.
However, the Parisians ran circles around them at the Parc de Princess to win the match 4-0. Angel Di Maria scored twice while Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani scored once each to hand Paris Saint-Germain such a huge goal advantage.
In the return leg, Barcelona paid PSG back with interest. Barring Cavani’s 62nd minute strike, PSG failed to find the net while the Blaugrana demolished the visitors by scoring 6 times. Suarez, Kurzawa, Messi, and Roberto each scored once while Neymar scored twice to help Barcelona win 6-5 on aggregate.
In terms of goal deficit, this is the largest comeback in the history of the UEFA Champions League. However, in terms of context, history and the story surrounding the match, this is just below the next 3 entries.
#3) Liverpool vs Barcelona (2019) Semi Final
Liverpool embarked on one of their best campaign in the last decade. They were almost invincible in the Premier League and looked set to play in their second consecutive Champions League final. However, Barcelona, who themselves were looking for a treble, had other ideas.
Despite playing well, Liverpool failed to reflect that on the scoreboard as Barcelona ended the match with a 3-0 lead. A spot in the champions league final seemed imminent and a 9th European title very likely. However, Liverpool still had one more leg to show what they were made of.
At the end of the first half Liverpool led 1-0. A much better display then the one at Camp Nou, but still at some distance from levelling the scores, let alone with it. However, Georginio Wijnaldum struck twice in the 54th and 56th minute and suddenly the entire Anfield grew loud and expectant.
After waiting for a little over 20 minutes, Trent Alexander-Arnold took a clever corner that found Divock Origi in the box. With half of Barcelona’s players looking the other side, Origi placed the ball behind the keeper to score Liverpool’s fourth goal.
The entire stadium erupted at once. Liverpool had done it. Barcelona were made to suffer another huge loss in the Champions League knock out stage while the Reds were on course to win their 6th Champions League title.