The prospect of comebacks adds to the thrill of football and betting on it, making it one of the most unpredictable and exciting sports in the world. Check out Footy Accumulators and ensure you are using all their football selections to give you the best chance at winning your bets. It only adds to the beauty of ‘the beautiful game.’ The finest comebacks throughout history are included in this list, some of which are cherished by fans as their favourite memories.
On May 30, 2005, Liverpool supporters travelled to Istanbul for the UEFA Champions League final against AC Milan with high hopes. Liverpool fell 3-0 behind at halftime and confirmed that football is frequently a game of two halves in the most literal sense of the word during the second half. Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer, and Xabi Alonso (who scored from the penalty spot) to take the match to extra time before Liverpool won in the shoot-out.
The La Remontada will be one of the most memorable nights in recent memory for Barcelona supporters. Barcelona was four goals down at halftime against PSG in the second leg of the match. Cavani’s spectacular shot in the 62nd minute gave PSG a further lead, with Barca needing to score three goals to advance to the next round. Neymar and Sergi Roberto scored late goals to complete an outstanding 6-1 win for Barcelona, putting them through 6-5 on aggregate.
In the 1985 UEFA Cup first leg between Monchengladbach and Real Madrid, the hosts demolished their opponents 5-1 at home. The Spanish champions brilliantly dug themselves out of a hole in an emotional return to the Bernabeu Stadium, where they were jeered off by almost 100,000 spectators. Madrid won 4-0 to proceed through to the next stage on away goals and ended up retaining the trophy, becoming the first club to win back-to-back UEFA Cups.
After their famous comeback against PSG, Barcelona was subjected to the Remontada in subsequent years. The first of which was against Roma in the Champions League. Atletico Madrid won the opening leg of their Champions League encounter 4-1 in 2018, but Roma fought back to win 3-0 and progress on away goals. Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi, and Kostas Manolas scored to cause frenzied celebrations among the Olympic Stadium’s crowd.
The words, “a corner taken quickly,” continue to haunt Barcelona, who threw away a 3-0 lead at Anfield against Liverpool in 2019 and went on to win the Champions League for the sixth time. Liverpool managed to defeat Messi and his teammates despite the fact that they were without a number of key players.
The 1999 Champions League Final was a watershed moment in Manchester United’s history, as the club had never won the competition before. The way in which the United team came back from one goal down is remarkable. Bayern took an early lead through Mario Basler and appeared set to capture the coveted trophy after 90 minutes of play.