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Top 5 greatest Champions League comeback in Football history

 Top 5 Biggest Champions League comeback of all time in Football history.




Trailing by three goals from the first leg no-one gave the Reds much hope but two goals apiece from Divock Origi and game-changing half-time substitute Georginio Wijnaldum saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.

In a truly remarkable - and intense - game not only did Liverpool erase that disadvantage inside 56 minutes, they went on to score a winner and, remarkably, kept Lionel Messi quiet.

For only the fourth time in the competition's history, a team was eliminated from a knockout tie having won the first leg by three or more goals, the last occasion being Barca against Roma in last season's quarter-



Top 5 greatest UEFA Champions League comebacks of All time in football history.




Barcelona 6-1 PSG (6-5 agg), 2017


Bringing the game back to 3-0 was impressive enough, but after Edison Cavani struck midway through the second half, the prospect of having to score another three was virtually off the table.


Barcelona were a special team that year, with Neymar playing alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front, but even this seemed like a task too far for arguably the greatest front three in history.


Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (4-3 agg), 2019


Trailing by three goals from the first leg no-one gave the Reds much hope but two goals apiece from Divock Origi and game-changing half-time substitute Georginio Wijnaldum saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.


But there was an element of chaos to that which didn't exist at Anfield, where the performance was much better and the act of keeping Lionel Messi fairly quiet for the whole game was just as impressive as the goals.

Look throughout the team, from Alisson to Divock Origi, and there were brilliant performances, and in a week where it looks as though the title has slipped away, what this means to Reds fans simply cannot be quantified.


AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool (2-3 pens), 2005


Don’t forget Liverpool were absolutely battered in that first half when they went in 3-0 down to AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League Final.


That was a FINAL, with only 45 minutes to wipe out a three-goal deficit, not 90 minutes.

But to fight back, take it to penalties, ride through even more drama is just remarkable.

That was against an AC Milan of Maldini, Cafu, Gattuso and Nesta.

This was a Liverpool of Djimi Traore.



Deportivo La Coruna 4-0 AC Milan (5-4 agg), 2004


AC Milan were one of the great teams of this generation and held a 4-1 lead in the 2004 quarter-final over Deportivo La Coruna.

But a rampant first-half performance, going in 3-0 up at the break, was like nothing else ever seen at that time. It was a comeback for the ages. Eventually, they were beaten by Porto, in the semi-final of Champions League.




Bayern Munich 1-2 Manchester United, 1999


 It has to be United's comeback against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League Cup Final at the Nou Camp.

An injury-time equalizer from Teddy Sheringham timed at 90 + 0.36 to cancel out Mario Basler's sixth-minute free kick was dramatic enough.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 90 + 2.17 winner took “Fergie Time” to a new dimension and set the benchmark for sensational football resurrection's.



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