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Gerard Pique promises FC Barcelona induced baby boom

FC Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto scored five minutes into stoppage time to cap the biggest UEFA Champions League comeback of all time from a 4-0 first leg defeat against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the quarter-finals 6-5 on aggregate

football Updated: Mar 09, 2017 10:13 IST
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Barcelona's Gerard Pique (right) celebrates with Lionel Messi (centre) and Neymar after FC Barcelona’s goal against Paris-Saint Germain in UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona's Gerard Pique (right) celebrates with Lionel Messi (centre) and Neymar after FC Barcelona’s goal against Paris-Saint Germain in UEFA Champions League.(AP)

Gerard Pique predicted a baby boom in the Catalan capital following FC Barcelona’s sensational 6-1 thrashing of Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

Sergi Roberto scored five minutes into stoppage time to cap the biggest Champions League comeback of all time from a 4-0 first leg defeat to reach the quarter-finals 6-5 on aggregate.

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“I would say to the hospitals of Barcelona to hire nurses,” said Pique, who has two children with Colombian pop star Shakira.

“Tonight people will make a lot of love.”

Dramatic, late Champions League goals have a history of causing a spike in the birth rate in football-mad Barcelona.

Andres Iniesta’s famous stoppage-time equaliser to see the Catalans through a highly controversial semi-final against Chelsea in 2009 is credited with a 50 percent rise in the number of babies born around nine months later.