If your social feeds mysteriously erupted around midday Wednesday, you might be friends with a lot of soccer fans.
The cause of all the commotion? FC Barcelona made Champions League history by completing a stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain to advance in Europe’s premier soccer tournament.
More importantly, the stunning reversal provided us with some Very Good Internet.
Last month, Paris Saint-Germain won the first leg of their matchup with Barcelona by a 4-0 score. That meant that, on Wednesday, Barcelona faced the seemingly insurmountable task of making up a 4-0 hole if it wanted to advance to the next round.
But climbing out of that hole exactly what Barcelona did, becoming the first Champions League team ever to make up a 4-0 deficit. In a dramatic crescendo, Sergi Roberto poked home a perfect pass from Neymar Jr. in stoppage time for a 6-1 Barcelona win that clinched the home-and-home series by an aggregate score of 6-5.
Now the question becomes whether Barcelona’s comeback was really that epic or whether Paris Saint-Germain choking away a huge lead is the real story here.
Either way, there were jokes. So many jokes. But perhaps none were as good as dubbing the song from Titanic over the match’s final moments.
The moment when Roberto scored the winner, meanwhile, produced a ton of reactions along these lines.
Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) March 8, 2017
Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) March 8, 2017
Alexander Abnos (@AnAbnos) March 8, 2017
Micah Peters (@micahpeters_) March 8, 2017
Then there were those who stopped watching at just the wrong time.
Hi guys I watched 85 minutes of the Barca game then went to a 4:30 meeting so I’m DOING FINE EVERYTHING IS FINE YEP
Rachel Ullrich (@rachelullrich) March 8, 2017
The furious comeback also had more than a passing resemblance to the Patriots’ recent Super Bowl win.
Move over Patriots.
Jason Davis (@davisjsn) March 8, 2017
That post from the Patriots’ official account drew a reply from Barcelona.
Barcelona now advances to the Champions League quarterfinals, while Paris Saint-Germain is left to wonder how exactly things went so, so wrong.