Barcelona will be hoping to overturn a 4-0 deficit today when they host French giant Paris Saint-German in the second-leg of the round of 16 clash of the UEFA Champions league.
The Catalans are facing one of their toughest times in their champions league exploit, as an exit today will mean their third early exit from the Champions League in history.
Barca’s earliest exit in the champions league was in 2000/2001 season when they left at the group stage where Leeds United finished second, while AC Milan finished top of the group. The last time Barcelona left the champions league at the round of 16 was in 2006/2007, when Liverpool sent them packing from the tournament.
Although Barcelona have the capacity to score four to five goals at the Camp Nou, their greatest challenge will be in conceding goals against a determined PSG who will be willing to spill blood to enable them progress.
Barcelona became the first club to overturn a 2-0 deficit in 2013 in champions league history, when they beat AC Milan 4-0 at Camp Nou to progress to the next stage, but it is a more difficult situation here, as overturning a 4-0 deficit looks practically impossible.
No club has ever overturned a 4-0 deficit in champions league history, only Deportivo La Coruna have overturned a 4-1 deficit in 2004 when they beat Milan in the second-leg tie in Spain to progress to the next stage.
However, the die is cast and Barca will face the music.