Raúl proved wrong on Barcelona comeback

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Raúl proved wrong on Barcelona comeback

Raúl González no cree que el Barcelona sea capaz de remontar al PSG.

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The former-Real Madrid captain said, before Barcelona's incredible comeback in the Champions League, that he couldn't see them qualifying against PSG.
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The French newspaper Le Figaro published an interview from ex-Real Madrid captain Raúl González in which he stated that he didn't believe Barcelona could turn around the four goal deficit they faced in their Champions League second leg against PSG. This comes on the back of the honesty from current Madrid captain, and hero of the moment, Sergio Ramos, saying that he would sleep better if Barça don't make it to the quarter finals.

But Raúl was proved wrong as Barcelona, on an almost unbelievable night in the Camp Nou, managed to score three goals in seven minutes at the death to knock out PSG and head into the quarter-final draw. 

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Raúl: It's Madrid, not Barça, with the comeback gene

Raúl had said he believed that the blaugranas didn't have the comeback gene in their DNA in the same way as Los Blancos:

"It's very difficult," he said with regards to Barcelona turning the tie on its head, "If there is a club that could achieve it then it would be Real Madrid. It is their speciality."

Goal-feasts easier in LaLiga

The Madrid legend is currently working in an ambassadorial role for LaLiga and he went on to explain that getting the type of result that they need tonight in the Champions League is harder than in the Spanish top flight.

Raúl knew a thing or two about winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.

"If PSG play like they did in the first leg, Barça aren't going to score four or five goals, in the same way that they have in LaLiga. Barça have to have a very good game and PSG a bad one."

In the end Raúl was proved wrong and Barcelona have a memorable night to remember for a very long time. 

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