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Koeman still hopeful of PSG miracle after Sevilla comeback

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Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is hopeful of a comeback against PSG after watching his side turn things around against Sevilla.

Koeman was pleased to see his side turn the game around against Sevilla but warns it’s an entirely different scenario against PSG in the Champions League.

The Catalans went into Wednesday’s semi-final second leg against Sevilla as outsiders after losing the opener 2-0. However, they fought back with goals from Ousmane Dembele and a last-gasp Gerard Pique effort to send the match into extra time.

Martin Braithwaite then struck to win the semi-final tie 3-2 on aggregate and raise hopes that they could claim yet another comeback following their 4-1 defeat to PSG in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

“It’s easier to come back from 2-0 than to come back from 1-4,” Koeman said in his post-match conference.

“PSG have a great team and great players. We will start the game to win, to see if there is a chance to go through.”

“I’m so proud of my team. I can’t ask for more, really. We have changed the mindset of the team.”

“I wish we had lived it with 100,000 people at the Camp Nou … I hope that some Catalans can come to the final in Seville.”

The win for Barcelona saw them reach the 42nd Copa del Rey final in their history. Koeman says it was his happiest day as Barcelona manager.

“Today was my best night as Barça’s manager, we have made a very complete comeback. As a coach, you can’t ask your players for more. I think we deserve to go through and play the final, we’ve been a better team in both games.”