Sergi Roberto’s Winner Against PSG Caused A Microearthquake

Barcelona players celebrate after the game.

Reuters / Albert Gea

Barcelona fans were literally engaged in some ground-shaking celebrations after their 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week, according to reports in Spain.

After having faced a 4-0 defeat in Paris in the first leg of the Round of 16 match-up, the Catalan giants completed a historic comeback on Wednesday, by beating PSG 6-1 on the night to win the tie with an aggregate score of 6-5.

The Camp Nou was absolutely rapturous after the impossible win, and the celebrations in the stadium, especially after Sergi Roberto’s injury time winner, literally made the ground shake.

The roar from the stadium was recorded on the Richter scale – a measurement that is used to record tremors and earthquakes – by the Jaume Almera Institute of Earth Sciences (ICTJA-CSIC), which is located merely 500 metres away from the famous football arena.

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As per the the institute, the match-winning goal measured one on the Richter scale, thereby creating a microearthquake. And although these tremors weren’t serious enough to be felt by the people on the nearby ground, they did get registered on seismographs.

Researcher Jordi Diaz told Spanish news outlet AS (via Sky Sports): “As the end of the game approached, everything changed. With the sixth goal, there is the greatest earthquake of its type recorded at ICTJA-CSIC.”


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