A comeback is an occurrence of a sports team engaged in a competition overcoming a substantial disadvantage in points or positions. The ability for a comeback to occur in football is limited by the game clock.
Keep strolling to be updated on the first greatest champions league comeback of all time:
10.Real Madrid 1-4 Ajax(2019) –
Real Madrid is the most successful club in the UEFA champions league and was humiliated by Dutch champions Ajax in their marvelous comeback.
It was the second leg of the UEFA Champions league featuring Spanish giants Real Madrid and Dutch champions Ajax. Real Madrid experienced their biggest ever European defeat In March 2019 when Ajax made an unbelievable and astonishing comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu where they defeated the Spanish side 4-1 in order to proceed to the semi-finals of the UEFA champions league. Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Dusan Tadic, and Lasse Schone were all on the scoreboard for the Dutch Champions.
9. Chelsea 4-1 Napoli (2012) –
Ever since 2003 when Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the English club, Chelsea have established itself as a competing side in the UEFA champions league.
It was during the tenure of Andre Villas-Boas as manager of the club that they played Italian side Napoli in the round of 16 of the UEFA champions league and was defeated 3-1 but all turned around when Roberto Di Mateo replaced him as the Blues head coach. Di Mateo led the team to an incredible comeback in the second leg against Napoli in the champions league where they won 4-1 after an incredible strike from Ivanovic in the extra time. They later progressed to the quarter-finals and after a few months of play in the competition, they have crowned the European champions for the first time.
7.PSG 1-3 Manchester United (2019) –
The Red Devils had lost the first leg of the tournament by two to PSG and needed a supernatural and exceptional performance to qualify for the Quarterfinals of the 2018/19 Champions League.
The Miracle began when Romelu Lukaku broke the deadlock in the second minute of play giving his teammates hope, then after 10 minutes Juan Bernat appeared to kill their hopes with a goal but United didn’t give up. Lukaku scored again in the second half with a rebound from Marcus Rashford shoot making it two before the unbelievable happened few minutes before the stoppage time when the Red Devils were awarded a penalty which they scored in order to record an incredible comeback against the French side.
It may turn out to be the highlight of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial spell with United.
6.Deportivo 4-0 AC Milan (2004) –
Deportivo recorded their best Champions league comeback against European Champions AC Milan in the 2003/04 season after they lost the first leg 4-1. They crashed the European champions out of the Champions League that year after overturning a three-goal deficit.
Walter Pandiani, Juan Carlos Valeron and Albert Luque all scored in the first half of the match in order to give their other teammates hopes of qualifying for the next round of the Competition. The Qualifying goal came in the 75th minute from Gonzalez Fran the super sub to complete their most remarkable comeback in the competition.
The Rossoneri were stunned by Deportivo performance and were eliminated from the Champions League.
5.AS Roma 3-0 Barcelona (2018) –
LaLiga leaders Barcelona stunned as Giallorossi head through on away goals at Stadio Olimpico. The Giallorossi comeback has been recorded as the 5th Unbelievable and astonishing comeback in the history of the UEFA champions league.
AS Roma had already trailed 4-1 after the first leg but they smacked the Spanish giants away at their home ground with goals from Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi, and Kostas Manolas.Five-time European Cup winners Barcelona were left in the muds after their dream of another European title came to an end with Lionel Messi and co. shellshocked.
4.Ajax 2-3 Tottenham (2019) –
One of the greatest moments in Tottenham’s recent history. Spurs were trailing 1-0 from the first leg and were also in a deficit of two goals as at the half time of the second leg after a towering header from Matthijs De Ligt and a curling shot from Hakim Ziyech. It seemed impossible that Spurs would reach the Champions League final at around 8:30 pm on May 8, 2019, but Lucas Moura completed a remarkable and incredible second-half hat trick when he scored the dramatic winner deep in the stoppage time at Amsterdam to seal another historic night in the competition. The Brazilian helped his team to reach the final of the 2018/19 Champions League with his man of the match performance.
3.Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (2019) –
This is the most unbelievable comeback of the last season champions league where they outclassed the Catalans making it twice in a row for Barcelona to be knocked out of the competition through an amazing comeback.
The Reds were first defeated by the Spanish giants in the first leg at Camp Nou 3-0 which was inspired by Lionel Messi, it seemed very impossible for Liverpool to withstand the Catalan at Anfield their home ground but they had an idea of keeping a clean sheet and in the process, they scored four goals which sent a shockwave across the world.
The Reds comeback and winning goal were inspired by Trent Alexander Arnold corner which resulted in a goal from Divock Origi who had scored the first goal and Gini Wijnaldum also scoring twice for the Reds. Liverpool qualified for the finals and went on to defeat Tottenham to become the latest champions of the tournament.
2.Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich (1999) –
This was regarded as the greatest and craziest comeback in football history. It was the match to decide the winner of the 1999 UEFA champions league. The Red Devils were 1-0 down till the stoppage time but became the European Champions for the second time after a quickfire in the stoppage time from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham in the final. It was Manchester United’s most famous comeback at the time that left the German champions speechless and weak.
1.Barcelona 6-1 PSG (2017) –
In the first place Is one of the most famous comebacks of Spanish giants Barcelona in Camp Nou. They defeated Paris Saint Germain in the second leg of the champions league to complete an astonishing comeback in the history of the competition.
The French champions had already defeated Barcelona 4-0 in their home ground, after 3 goals down in the second leg Edinson Cavani scored an away goal in order to keep his clubs qualifying hopes but from the 87 minutes in the second half Barcelona produced three more goals with a man of the match performance from Neymar Jr.
It was an utterly extraordinary night and, for our money, the greatest comeback ever seen in the Champions League.