On Wednesday, the world watched as Barcelona made the seemingly impossible possible in an eventful UEFA Champions League night.
4-0 down from the first leg in Paris, Barcelona defeated PSG 6-1 at the Camp Nou to progress 6-5 on aggregate to the quarter final of the competition. It was just unbelievable. At the 90th minute, the score was 4-1 and still looked very impossible.
This is the kind of result that makes you want to worship football as an idol in the corner of your room. I have watched the last 10 minutes of that game over and over again. I am still perplexed at how PSG could not even employ delay tactics to keep the score at 4-1 or even 5-1 for the night.
Like Arsenal, they let it slip. Arsenal’s case was even done and dusted in Munich and any hope of a comeback was snuffed out by that Red card to Koscielny in the 2nd half. PSG gave themselves an upper hand with the away goal but just disintegrated in the last 10 minutes. Football is cruel.
Ooh football, what have you done to me. Sometimes I imagine what may have been if Walcott was awarded a penalty in the first half the Emirates or Koscielny finished the game. Pheew. It is gone. But the result at the Camp Now is what every one would love.
In the CAF Champions League, I hope to see such results in favour of Rivers United and Rangers United, the only Nigerian representatives in the continent. Rangers have Zamalek of Egypt as stumbling block to the group stage while Rivers United will need to go past Al-Merriekh of Sudan.
Zamalek SC throw spanner in Enyimba’s campaign in 2016 and will host the first leg against Rangers on Sunday. Rivers United will host Al-Merriekh on Sunday in Port Harcourt.
Hopefully, the weekend pans out well for me. Arsenal win over Lincoln City. Enyimba win over MFM FC. CAFCL wins for Rangers and Rivers Utd.