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Ranking the 5 Most Dramatic Comebacks in Football History

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Sometimes a team needs to fight against all odds to escape an impending defeat.

Watching your favourite team pull off a magical comeback is even more enjoyable than seeing them outplay an opponent. This article is all about teams who’ve came back from behind to create some of the most dramatic moments in football history.

Let’s take a look at the most dramatic football comebacks of all time.

5- Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (Champions League semi-finals, 2019)

In one of the most remarkable games in Champions League history, Liverpool turned around a 3-0 deficit from the first leg against Barcelona, winning 4-0 at Anfield to progress to the final. Goals from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum secured the famous comeback.

4- Bayern Munich 1-2 Manchester United (Champions League final, 1999)

Manchester United’s victory in the 1999 Champions League final is one of the greatest comebacks in football history. Trailing 1-0 in the final minute of stoppage time, United scored two goals in the dying seconds to win the game 2-1 and complete the treble.

3- Barcelona 6-1 PSG (Champions League round of 16, 2017)

In one of the most unforgettable games in Champions League history, Barcelona came back from a 4-0 deficit in the first leg to beat PSG 6-1 at the Camp Nou. Sergi Roberto scored the winner in the 95th minute to complete one of the most remarkable comebacks in football history.

2- West Germany 3-2 Hungary (World Cup final, 1954)

West Germany’s victory in the 1954 World Cup final is widely regarded as one of the greatest upsets in football history. Trailing 2-0 to Hungary after just eight minutes, West Germany staged an incredible comeback, scoring three goals to win 3-2 and lift the World Cup.

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1- Liverpool 3-3 Milan (Champions League final, 2005)

Liverpool’s comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final is one of the most iconic moments in football history. Following a 3-0 defeat in the first period, Liverpool staged a miraculous comeback, scoring three goals in six minutes to take the game to extra time, before winning on penalties to lift the trophy.