What Had Happened Was: 3/9/17
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Late in FC Barcelona’s second-leg, round-of-16 Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalan team’s chances of victory were as high as 100-1. When the New England Patriots fell behind the Atlanta Falcons, 28-3, in the third quarter of this year’s Super Bowl, the Patriots’ in-game odds of pulling off the comeback were 16-1, making Barcelona’s miraculous rise from the grave about six times more unlikely.
But that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday, when Barcelona overcame its 4-0 defeat in the first leg of the aggregate and rallied for a 6-1 victory in the second match for a final score of 6-5 to advance to the round of eight.
PSG didn’t even get on the scoreboard until striker Edinson Cavani found the back of the net in the 63rd minute, making it a 3-1 contest. When that happened, Barcelona had a 50-1 chance of winning the round. Barcelona then scored twice in the final seven minutes, and now the team moves on to the quarterfinals.
Barcelona overcomes a 4-goal deficit to beat PSG in the greatest comeback ever in a Champions League knockout round. pic.twitter.com/14hmxROxXF
— ESPN (@espn) March 8, 2017
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 8, 2017
Sometimes you just say thanks for being there for something special and historic. Barcelona tonight was such a night. Hard to sleep.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) March 9, 2017
The night Lionel Messi and Barcelona came back from the dead. 😮 pic.twitter.com/4ekJJ4WSPe
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 9, 2017
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) March 7, 2017
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) March 8, 2017
— Farren Jean Andréa (@FUCCl) March 8, 2017
— Joyce Beatty (@RepBeatty) March 8, 2017
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 8, 2017
Wishing all women a happy #InternationalWomensDay, including women who are trans, indigenous, queer, poor, woc, fat, disabled, black + more.
— Gloria 🇨🇩 (@hereweGLOagain) March 8, 2017
— BuzzFeed LGBT (@BuzzFeedLGBT) March 8, 2017
— World Economic Forum (@Davos) March 8, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
Transgender women of color are missing from the conversation about anti-trans prejudice.
No charges for officer who body slammed female student.
Josh Ho-Sang scores first NHL goal.
Patrick Mwalua drives over 70 kilometers, several times a week, to deliver water to Kenya’s thirsty animals.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. ASKIN’ ALL THEM QUESTIONS
Oh my god pic.twitter.com/jCNhhyxv7U
— Chris Burwell (@countchrisdo) March 7, 2017
2. I’LL MAKE A MAN OUT OF YOU
— nerdy (@nerdyasians) March 8, 2017
3. A PLATE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
30,000 points and a fresh plate before every game. Dirk a legend on and off the court pic.twitter.com/0jCQPT7iPd
— #Mickstape (Playoffs) (@MickstapeShow) March 8, 2017
— Justin Tinsley (@JustinTinsley) March 8, 2017
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 8, 2017