Did Luis Enrique predict Barcelona's astonishing Champions League comeback against PSG?

He called it almost exactly how it happened

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Barcelona wrote themselves into the European history books – not for the first time – on Wednesday night with the greatest two-legged comeback in the history of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain.

No side had ever overturned a four goal deficit to progress in the 61-year history of the competition but Barca managed it, scoring three goals in the final five minutes (plus five minutes stoppage time) to send the Camp Nou into frenzy.

It was the most unlikely and unpredictable of results – but perhaps not to outgoing Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.

It was well documented that prior to the game a highly optimistic Enrique sensationally claimed his side could “score six” against the French champions and insisted they were only halfway through the tie.

He said: “If a team can score four times against us, we can score six times against them. We have seen that before this season. We have nothing to lose.

“My optimism does not mean I have unbreakable faith, but there are all sorts of performances in sports, negatives and positives.

“I am not interested in becoming part of history. But I am convinced we will get chances. That does not mean it is definitely going to happen, but I think we can get close.”

That could just be a manager refusing to lie down and call the game a dead rubber in order to try and generate a performance from his players which will give them some sort of confidence to take back to the domestic battle.

So he predicted the six goals, despite Barca only needing five to progress if they’d have kept a clean sheet. However, it is the next part of his press conference which leads you to believe Enrique knew what was going to happen all along.

“The result in the first leg was very clear but this is a knockout tie and we're only at half-time. Over 95 minutes, an infinite number of things can happen. Hopefully they will all be positive for us.”

95 minutes.

Sergi Roberto’s match-winning, spine-tingling strike from a delightful Neymar pass cross the line at exactly 94 minutes and 39 seconds. Or, the in the 95th minute.

So, in conclusion, Luis Enrique is a clairvoyant. Or from the future. You decide. 

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