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Is Barcelona’s comeback win a sign of their greatness or just luck?

Barcelona's historic win confirms team greatness

It was just a miracle, Barca is still in decline

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Barcelona's historic comeback over Paris St.-Germain in the Champions League confirms that the team deserves its reputation for greatness. They have won the Champions League four times previously and were in the competition's semifinals for the last seven years, writes Rory Smith in The New York Times, adding that heading into this year's championship in a 4-0 deficit, there was a sense of hope that if any team could overturn the defeat, it would be Barca. The team did not disappoint.

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Barcelona shocking comeback victory over Paris St.-Germain should not distract viewers and fans from the fact that the team is still in decline. Significantly contributing to Barca's win was PSG players' ineptness at controlling the ball and playing offensively as well as referees being generous during key parts of the game, writes Philip Micallef in The World Game.  He adds that Barca's defense will need to be much stronger and its forward passing less erratic in May. 

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