Gerard Pique tells hospitals to hire more midwives and says Barcelona's comeback will spark baby boom

There could be a lot of baby Sergis born after Roberto's 95th-minute winner

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Gerard Pique has suggested that Barcelona’s dramatic 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain will spark a baby boom in Catalunya and recommended that hospitals hire more midwives.

Barcelona became the first team in the 61-year history of the Champions League to overturn a first-leg four goal deficit to progress to the next round of the competition.

The Spanish champions scored three goals in the final 10 minutes of the game – including five minutes stoppage time – to complete the sensational comeback and reach the last eight of Europe’s elite competition.

Neymar scored twice in that time before chipping a pass for Sergi Roberto to poke home in the 95th minute and send the Nou Camp into frenzy.

Celebrations continued long into the night in Barcelona with Pique among them, and the former Manchester United defender hinted that lots of fans would be getting lucky on Wednesday night.

“Hospitals should hire more nurses in nine months because there will be a lot of love made tonight," he said.

"Tonight I am going to party even though I have training tomorrow.

“It’s one thing to score a goal in the 95th minute. To score three in seven minutes is a miracle."

"I had lived [Andres] Iniesta's goal at Stamford Bridge [against Chelsea in 2009], but this has no comparison."

Teammate Ivan Rakitic claimed Barcelona were inspired by another of sport’s greatest ever comebacks, which also happened this year, when the New York Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl.

“It was really impossible. 15-20 minutes after the game, it is crazy and unbelievable," he said.

“Thank you to the team, to the people around the club and the fans. It was a really special day and it is hard to say something.

"It is history. We want to keep going on. We had to believe. 4-0 was hard, but it is football. We saw it in the Super Bowl, what is possible in sport. Today was crazy."

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