Barcelona’s dramatic comeback against Sevilla made coach Ronald Koeman happy to not play, the Dutchman also emphasized that his team is now eyeing a comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.
As is known, Barcelona just faced Sevilla in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semi-final. In the duel that took place at dawn WIB (04/03), the Catalan giants were required to win by a minimum margin of 3 goals after previously losing 0-2 in the first leg.
Even though it is considered difficult, given the results achieved by Barcelona recently, Ronald Koeman’s men have even managed to record a dramatic comeback at the Camp Nou.
In the duel, Barcelona managed to open up the advantage in the 12th minute through the action of Ousmane Dembele. The referee gave Sevilla a penalty, but the execution failed.
Towards the end of normal time, defender Gerard Pique managed to score Barcelona’s second goal which indicated the match must continue in extra time, following an equally strong 2-2 aggregate.
It was during this extra time that Martin Braithwaite successfully became the hero of Barcelona’s victory through a goal he scored in the 100th minute, so the position became 3-0 and Barcelona had the right to advance to the final 3-2 on aggregate.
Of course, this Dramatic Comeback makes coach Ronald Koeman feel proud, but the task is still not over, Barcelona still has to make a comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the last 16 of the European Champions League.
For information, Barcelona is in a lagging position following the 1-4 defeat in the first leg duel at Camp Nou. Koeman also admits that the 2-0 comeback with 1-4 is clearly different, especially since the second leg duel will take place at the opponent’s headquarters.
However, the man from the Netherlands did not necessarily feel pessimistic.
“It’s easier to bounce back from 2-0 than to bounce back from 1-4. PSG have a great team and great players. We will start the match to win, to see if there is a chance to qualify,” Koeman said as quoted by Goal International.
Furthermore, Koeman gives credit to his players who performed outstandingly against Sevilla yesterday.