Soccer is one of the most interesting games in the world and when the players are busy performing their magic in the field, the audience is filled with anticipation and excitement. Anything can happen and at any time. In soccer, some major come backs have occurred and they have changed the course of history. These include winning of the cups by the most unexpected teams and proceeding of any team to the finals in the most unpredictable way.
One of these wins is from the time when Barcelona turned back and performed surprisingly well after a 4/0. They were falling behind with four goals down in the first quarter but they did something totally unexpected and scored six goals by the next quarter. After that, there was nothing stopping them and they ended up winning the match against Paris Saint Germaine. Just like time, there were many other times when teams and players did something amazingly unexpected to win the match, whether a common one or one from a tournament.
Liverpool 3-3 AC Milan (Champions League 2005 Final)
This is the match that made people’s breaths stuck in their throats. Liverpool starter with quite a disappointing play and Milan ended up taking three goals against them. For most people, this was the end of the game and they expected Milan to hold to trophy. However, Liverpool did a remarkable come back and they managed to score three goals in a mere time of 9 minutes. The game ended in a draw and when it came to penalties, Liverpool won the cup, as opposed to everyone’s expectations.
Deportivo La Coruña 4-0 AC Milan (Champions League 2004 quarterfinal)
This is another one of those memorable matches that are still talked about today. Coruna was not expected to do well against Milan in the finals since they had already lost 4-1 to Milan in an earlier match. However, when the match started, Deportivo stunned everyone with their performance. At that time, Milan had some of the best players but Deportivo managed to put all that behind and won with a 4-0 score against the favourites at the time.
Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich (Champions League 1999 Final)
This was one of those matches where people make up their mind about the winner from the start but the end is something that no one has predicted. Throughout the final, Munich gave Manchester United a hard time and still they were only able to score a single goal. When United got a chance, they scored two goals in just three minutes, making the tournament their own.
Bayer Leverkusen 3-3 Espanyol (UEFA Cup Final 1988)
This particular win is from the UEFA Cup final where the losing team suddenly came into action and ended up getting their name on the cup. During the finals, Espanyol quickly scored three goals in the first quarter. Then, Bayer, which was not expected to even win, scored the same number of goals. The game ended in a draw and when it came to penalties, Bayer won the finals.
Partizan Belgrade 4-0 Queens Park Rangers (UEFA Cup 1985)
This memorable win is also from UEFA. During the 1900s, this particular cup was taken quite seriously and some memorable results came from these matches. One of them was the draw that took place between Partizan Belgrade and Queens Park Rangers. During the start of the game, Queens Park Rangers were winning with a lead of 6-2. However, in the next leg, Partizan came back and finished the game in draw. Partizan ended up qualifying for the next round with a 4-0 in that cup.
Manchester United 4-3 Juventus(Champions League 1999 semi-final)
It is no doubt that 1999 was United’s year to shine. That year, they won the FA Cup and the Champions League, both. Two of the matches from this trophy are most talked about even today and one of them has been mentioned earlier. During start of the game, United and Juventus were both tied at one goal. However, then Juventus scored 2 more goals and ended up with 3 goals. However, United came back with great force and won the game after scoring a 3-4 against Juventus.
Real Madrid 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach (UEFA Cup 1985)
When Madrid lost against their German opponent in the previous match, the supporters were outraged. There were revolts and people were so mad that the manager was sacked too. However, Real Madrid turned the tables around and beat the German opponents with a clean sweep of 4-0, proceeding to the next round of the cup.
C Bayern München 6-1 FC Porto (Champions League 2015 quarterfinal)
During that time, Munich was the favourite and people expected the team to win the quarter final. However, FC Porto starter with a great game and ended the first leg on 3-1. The Germans were shocked and the supporters started having second thoughts about their team. However, the German side came back with their best performance of the year and ended the second leg on a 6-1, securing their place in the semi finals.
Chelsea 4-1 Napoli (Champions League 2012)
Chelsea had previously lost their match with Napoli by two goals with a very poor performance and it was expected that they would be eliminated from the tournament. However, after their loss, the team replaced their manager with Roberto de Matte and that seemed to have done it for the team. They started real well in the mentioned game and ended with 4-1, defeating Napoli. Thus was an exciting game to watch and people were cheering Chelsea in the next matches too.
All these matches are the kind that make people sit on their seats, they eyes fixed to their TV screens, not breathing or blinking. We owe it to the amazing players and teams for such excitement and exuberant performances.