Barcelona pulled off a stirring comeback from two goals down to beat Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi final last night, as their hopes for a silverware this season gets rejuvenated.
Few weeks back, Barcelona were a team in crisis but their fortunes have changed in recent times, as they beat Sevilla 3-0 to overturn a 0-2 first leg deficit in the Spanish Copa del Rey.
The Catalans went into Wednesday’s semi-final second leg against Sevilla as rank outsiders after losing the opener 2-0, but they fought back with goals from Ousmane Dembele and a last-gasp Gerard Pique effort to send the match into extra time.
Martin Braithwaite then struck to win the semi-final tie 3-2 on aggregate – and raise hopes that the 4-1 defeat PSG inflicted on the Blaugrana might yet be reversed.
Speaking after the game though, manager Ronald Koeman played down a possible comeback against PSG, he said;
“It’s easier to come back from 2-0 than to come back from 1-4,” Koeman told reporters after the final whistle.
“PSG have a great team and great players. We will start the game to win, to see if there is a chance to go through.
“I’m so proud of my team. I can’t ask for more, really. We have changed the mindset of the team.
“I wish we had lived it with 100,000 people at the Camp Nou … I hope that some Catalans can come to the final in Seville.”