Hatem Ben Arfa couldn’t quite believe it.
The former Newcastle winger watching on as his PSG team surrendered a four goal first left advantage.
Turning to a teammate on the sidelines the footage of Hatem Ben Arfa (see below) is definitely one of those ‘picture is worth a thousand words moments’ but he then utters the words ‘C’est pas possible’ – ‘It’s not possible’.
Just in case you somehow missed last night’s drama…
PSG looked to have a straightforward task after winning 4-0 in the first leg (Ben Arfa an unused sub in both games v Barca) in Paris.
Suarez gave Barca a massive lift when scoring after only three minutes last night and then when Kurzawa and Messi made it 3-0 with goals either side of half-time, 40 minutes left on the clock meant the dream comeback was on.
However, 12 minutes after Messi made it 3-0, Cavani went up the other end and scored a breakaway clinching goal, surely.
At 3-1 and less than half an hour left, Barcelona had to score three goals.
It was a match full of compelling action, with lots of quality, plus a healthy mixture of desperate challenges (10 yellow cards) and cheating.
With 88 minutes on the clock the match was over…then Neymar scored a sublime free-kick and a minute into injury time Suarez dived yet again but this time won the penalty which Neymar dispatched – it was now 5-1 and one more goal needed.
Amid crazy scenes in the Nou Camp, the ball was chipped into the PSG penalty area in the 95th minute and Sergi applied the finishing touch.
It might not have exactly been Newcastle 4 Arsenal 4 but it was a close second!
A night when it reminds us all of how brilliant AND gut-wrenching, football can be.
These images of Hatem Ben Arfa say it all…
— Giffoot 1.0 (@Giffoot1) March 8, 2017