The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club football competition, attracting top clubs and talent from Europe. The competition has witnessed some of the most remarkable comebacks in the history of the beautiful game. Here is a rundown of the most memorable comebacks in the history of the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich (1999)
Bayern Munich was marching towards another Champions League title leading English giants Manchester United by a solitary goal. The 90 minutes were over, and the Bavarians were almost taking it when two quick successive goals by Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it 2-1 in favour of United, and it was all done.
Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (2019)
In the 2019 Champions League semi-final, football fans were treated to a spectacular comeback by current UEFA Champions League champions, Liverpool. In the first leg of the semis, Barcelona outclassed the Reds in an emphatic 3 – 0 win at the Camp Nou. That looked like the end of Liverpool’s shot at the title. But the Catalans were shocked in the return leg when Liverpool managed to squeeze four past the Barca goal sending them home.
Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan (2005)
The 2005 Champions League final was also the centre of a remarkable comeback. After a ruthless first half, AC Milan was ahead, 3-0 after an early buzzer by Maldini and a brace by Hernan Crespo. In the second half, however, the Italians were caught unaware, and three goals in six minutes levelled the game once more. It advanced to a penalty shootout, and Jerzy Dudek’s heroics between the sticks saved Liverpool, who went on to win the shootout and, ultimately, their 5th UEFA Champions League.
The above three are the best comebacks in the history of the Champions League. Which one is your favourite?