Talking the Beautiful Game

Greatest comebacks

Greatest comebacks

After Barcelona's incredible revival against Paris St Germain in the Champions League we take a look back at some of our favourite comebacks. 

Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan - May 2005

3-0 down at half time in the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul to the superstars of A C Milan, the Liverpool crowd and, probably, most of their players were in despair. But not Captain Fantastic. His looping header rallied them all, his trademark surge into the box won them a penalty, he performed heroics getting his team through the game and extra time to win on penalties.

Man Utd 2-1 Bayern Munich - May 1999

They say you couldn't write it, but it happened. 1-0 down in the Champions League Final against the mighty Bayern Munich and moving into 3 minutes of injury time, United's dream of European glory and an historic treble looked over. Step forward the 2 substitutes. Sheringham equalised and then the Baby-Faced Assassin put his dagger into German hearts with this unforgettable winner.

Man City 3-2 QPR - May 2012

This was the most dramatic conclusion to a season in Premier League history. It hardly needs a description, as it is a moment no football fan will ever forget. When the ball hit the net pandemonium broke out, City had won the title with the last kick of the game - everybody remembers where they were on that exact minute.

Middlesbrough 4-2 Steaua Bucharest - Apr 2006

Your team are in the two legged semi-final of the Eufa Cup for the first time in history. The away leg is lost 1-0 but your at the Riverside ready for the fightback, the atmosphere is electric. But they go 2-0 down in 24 mins in this game, all now seems hopeless. McClaren takes off a centre half and brings on a forward, Maccarone and he scores. Then they score again and the place starts bouncing once more. Then again and it's 3-3 on aggregate going into the 90th minute but they've got the away goals. Downing crosses and Maccarone is there again to head it in - your through to the Final. Viva Boro, Viva Italy, Viva everybody and never ever leave before the final whistle.

Gillingham 2-2 Man City - May 1999

This was the moment when Manchester City were reborn. 2 - 0 down to Gillingham with only minutes to go in the 1999 2nd Division Play-Off Final at Wembley, they looked condemned to remain in the 3rd tier of English football. But they pulled one back in the 90th minute and then, in the 5th minute of added time, Paul Dickov scored an incredible equaliser. Probably the most important goal in City's history as they went on to win the penalty shoot-out and have never looked back.

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