Barca new CL favourites as they claim histotic PSG win; Benfica blown away

Barcelona become the first team in European history to over-turn a 4-0 first-leg defeat, as they sensationally beat Paris Saint Germain 6-1 at the Camp Nou.

Now from being 33/1 before the game, Barca were immediately cut to 11/4 favourites.

Things started well for Barca when Luis Suarez headed home after just three minutes and then just before half-time they were half-way to their target as Layvin Kurzawa put through his own net.

Suddenly just after the break, the unthinkable was on as Neymar was brought down and Lionel Messi stroked home the resulting penalty, but just as Barca pushed to level up the tie – it looked as though the tie was put beyond them as Edinson Cavani fired home.

Cavani’s goal meant Barca needed six goals. But Barca were not finished. They added a fourth with Neymar curling home a free-kick on 88 minutes, and then a minute into injury time the Brazilian sensation stepped up to convert a penalty. Now the tie was level at 5-5.

And then five-minutes into added time and the unthinkable happened as Sergi Roberto diverted home a Neymar cross to send the Camp Nou in raptures and book their place in the quarter-finals.

In Germany at the Signal Iduna Park and Dortmund made no mistake as they outclassed Benfica 4-0, as they easily over-turned the 1-0 first-leg deficit.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were level on aggregate after just four-minutes when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed home.

Benfica were having to defend well but they could only hold on to just before the hour mark when Dortmund claimed two-goals in two-minutes.

Christian Pulisic claimed his first Champions League goal before Aubameyang added his second. The Gabonese marksman completed his hat-trick with five-minute left to seal the win.

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