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Top 3 comebacks in Bundesliga history

Schalke 04 vs BVB Dortmund
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Let’s review some of the craziest Bundesliga comeback of all time.

Bundesliga is known for its fast-paced, attacking football, and it’s not uncommon to see high-scoring matches with plenty of drama. But there are some games that stand out above the rest, thanks to incredible comebacks from the losing side. Here are the top three comebacks in Bundesliga history.

Kaiserslautern 7-4 Bayern Munich (1973)

Bayern Munich was on their way to secure the Bundesliga title for the second year in a row when they faced Kaiserslautern in matchday 12 of the 1972-73 season. Bayern took a commanding 4-1 lead in the first half, but Kaiserslautern fought back with six unanswered goals in the second half to seal a stunning 7-4 victory. Gerd Muller scored twice for Bayern, but it wasn’t enough to stop Kaiserslautern’s comeback.

Borussia Dortmund 4-4 Schalke (2017)

The Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke is one of the biggest rivalries in German football, and the 2017 meeting between the two sides was one for the ages. Dortmund took a commanding 4-0 lead in the first half, but Schalke came out firing in the second half and scored four unanswered goals to salvage a draw. Dortmund was left stunned by Naldo’s last-minute equalizer and Schalke fans celebrated as if they had won the match.

Bochum 5-6 Bayern Munich (1976)

The most dramatic comeback in Bundesliga history came in a match between Bochum and Bayern Munich in the 1975-76 season. Bayern Munich, boasting club legends such as Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and Uli Hoeneß, faced Bochum in an away match. However, after 53 minutes of play, they were trailing 4-0. It wasn’t until Rummenigge scored a goal just two minutes later that Bayern started to react.

This was followed by a flurry of goals from Georg Schwarzenbeck, Hoeneß, and two from Müller in the next 20 minutes, putting Bayern 5-4 ahead. Despite this, Bochum managed to equalize in the 80th minute. However, Hoeneß scored his second goal of the match just before full-time, securing a remarkable 6-5 victory for the visitors.