Champions League Results 2017: Qualified Teams After Wednesday Round-of-16 Ties
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Sergi Roberto scored a dramatic 95th-minute goal to complete a stunning comeback for Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday, as the La Liga side won 6-1 on the night at the Camp Nou and 6-5 on aggregate.
Barcelona looked out of the competition after Edinson Cavani’s goal made the score 3-1 in the match. With three minutes on the clock, the game was meandering toward a straightforward conclusion before Neymar struck a quickfire brace and Roberto stretched to steer home the Brazilian’s pass in injury time.
Borussia Dortmund are also through to the quarter-finals as a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick helped them beat Benfica 4-0 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate.
On Tuesday, Bayern Munich booked their place in the last eight in style, hammering Arsenal 5-1 at the Emirates Stadium to complete a 10-2 victory over two legs. Holders Real Madrid also progressed at the expense of Napoli. The remaining eight teams complete their ties Tuesday and Wednesday.
Here’s a look back at the results from this week’s Champions League showdowns and a reminder of some absorbing contests in Europe’s premier club competition.
|Champions League 2016-17: Last-16 Results|
|Tuesday, March 7||Arsenal 1-5 Bayern Munich (2-10 on aggregate)|
|Tuesday, March 7||Napoli 1-3 Real Madrid (2-6 on aggregate)|
|Wednesday, March 8||Barcelona 6-1 PSG (6-5 on aggregate)|
|Wednesday, March 8||Borussia Dortmund 4-0 Benfica (4-1 on aggregate)|
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Barcelona have won the Champions League five times in their history, as well as myriad other titles. But there arguably will not have ever been a more thrilling moment in the club’s existence than after Roberto’s goal.
After losing the first leg to PSG 4-0, it was incredible that Barcelona even found themselves with a chance of progressing as the clock ticked into stoppage time. But as they threw everyone forward, Neymar somehow found Roberto with a brilliant cross.
This graphic from OptaJohan summed up just how crazy the final stages of the game were at the Camp Nou: