Top 10 Greatest Football Comebacks in the Last 20 Years

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Greatest Football Comebacks

After Barcelona’s stunning turnaround against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday 8th March 2017. We take a look our Top 10 Greatest football comebacks.

10 – Motherwell 6-6 Hibernian – May 2010

Finding themselves 6-2 down with less than 25 minutes to go, Motherwell managed to score four times to nick a remarkable draw in this top-flight Scottish clash.


9 – Reading 5-7 Arsenal – Oct 2012

Reading were 4-1 up at half-time and well worthy of their lead, but Arsenal came back to equalise at the death, before winning the game with three more goals in extra time.


8 – Deportivo 4-0 Milan – Feb 2004

4-1 down from the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, Deportivo managed to send holders AC Milan crashing out of the competition with a stunning 4-0 win.


7 – Tottenham 3-5 Manchester United – Sep 2001

Manchester United were 3-0 down at half-time in this Premier League clash, but fought back in stunning circumstances to win 5-3 at White Hart Lane.


6 – Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal – Feb 2011

Four goals ahead and cruising at the break, Newcastle somehow fought back against Arsenal in the Premier League, levelling in the 87th minute through Cheick Tiote’s stunning strike.


5 – Man City 3-2 QPR – May 2012

Manchester City needed to score twice in stoppage time to come from behind and win the Premier League title on the last day of the season.


4 – Liverpool 4-3 Dortmund – Apr 2016

3-1 down on aggregate in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final last season, Liverpool netted three times late on to make it to the last four.


3 – Man Utd 2-1 Bayern Munich – May 1999

Manchester United were behind going past the 90th minute in the 1999 Champions League final, but two goals in stoppage time turned the game on its head.


2 – Barcelona 6-1 PSG – Mar 2017

Trailing 4-0 from the first leg, Barcelona launched the greatest comeback in Champions League history as they won 6-1 in the second leg.


1 – Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan – May 2005

Liverpool were three-goals down at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final, but pulled themselves level before winning the penalty shootout.

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