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Real Madrid's comeback mentality to inspire Barça

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Comeback mentality

The 5-0 demolition of Celta Vigo at Camp Nou on Saturday has done wonders for Barça fans believing that they can produce a miracle in the Champions League on Wednesday. “The PSG result" boomed the headline from local daily El Periódico on Sunday. Saturday's game certainly has evoked an air of positivity within the Catalan media. Traditionally, Barça haven't fared so well on turning adverse first leg scores around. Past games against IFK Gothenburg and Anderlecht are just two that come to mind...but over the years they haven't developed a culture of "the come-back" as is the case with Real Madrid fans who cling to every bit of hope that a return leg can bear a positive outcome. This time it's different for fans of the Catalan club and they are the ones hoping for a miracle at Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on March 04, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on March 04, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.Vladimir Rys PhotographyGetty Images

Epic

In the past few years Barça have comfortably reached the last stages of the Champions League. The team never exits the competition in the Round of 16 and I can't even remember the last time that this occurred. Barça's footballing past is full of triumphs and rarely has the team been called upon to deliver an epic second leg comeback and the recent disappointment to deliver a positive return leg result against Bayern lingers in the memory. Can Luis Enrique's men deliver the goods now? It was no easy task to put five past a good Celta Vigo side and they managed to do so...If they can see off PSG it will be a major, major coup for the Camp Nou side.

LUIS ENRIQUE
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LUIS ENRIQUERODOLFO MOLINADIARIO AS

Barça on fire ! 

The French media picked up on the Camp Nou LaLiga win with the headline from sports daily L’Equipe warning: “París be aware, Barça are on fire”. Turning around a 4-0 first leg defect is no easy task and one that Real Madrid have never achieved (though they did overcome a 5-1 first leg loss). Barcelona do have the attacking weaponry with Messi and a formidable forward line and a second leg tie that was almost a write off two weeks ago has now taken on a new dimension. All of a sudden Barça believe and PSG are worried. For Barcelona to make history on Wednesday it's fair to say that in some way they'll even be happy to take inspiration from Real Madrid's comeback mentality.

Paris Saint Germain head coach Unai Emery seen during the French league 1 soccer game between Paris Saint Germain and Nancy at the Parc des Princes Stadium
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Paris Saint Germain head coach Unai Emery seen during the French league 1 soccer game between Paris Saint Germain and Nancy at the Parc des Princes StadiumIAN LANGSDONEFE

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