Top 10 Soccer Comebacks of All Time
From last minute goals to prayers being answered, we review the top 10 most heart stopping breath taking miracles on a football pitch ever to be witnessed with numbers 10-6 this week, and 5-1 the following week.
Enjoy the read.
10 - Brasil vs. Argentina
In the 2004 Copa America Final, Brasil had a experimental team at best and was second favorite's going into the Final with a well equipped Argentinian squad who won all there last 5 games in the tournament convincingly.
The scoring started when Maicon, the Brasilian right back, brought down Lucho Gonzales in the area and Kily Gonzales scored from the resulting penalty kick.
Brasil's never say die attitude took another step in the gear when Alex headed in the tying goal before Argentina then took the lead again with only 3 minutes left to go and surely won the final for Argentina with Delgado's goal, until Adriano with only 20 seconds left on the clock did the unthinkable and scored the equalizing goal and made it 2-2. Brasil eventually went on to win on penalties.
9 - Argentina vs. Peru
Under the rainy skies of Monumental de Nunez, Buenos Aires, Argentina had a uphill battle and were well aware that anything less than the three points at home to Peru could lead to World Cup elimination.
The two-time world champions haven't missed out on qualification for the World Cup in 40 years, and although they have struggled a great deal throughout the World Cup qualifiers they were favoured to overcome the Peruvians.
Things were looking good for the Tango boys as Argentina went ahead with Higuain at the start of the second half but with the clock ticking to the end and Argentina surely looking home and dry, catastrophe struck at the 90th minute.
Hernan Rengifo's goal for Peru opened up the heavens to some pre-apocalyptic weather and stopped Argentinian hearts all around the world.
Argentina were surely out of the world cup now barring a miracle, and that's exactly what happened... a certain Mr. Martin Palermo scored again for the Argentines in the 93rd minute of the game with only mere seconds remaining to send the fans into rapture!
8 - Qatar vs. Yemen (2009 Gulf Cup)
The 2009 Gulf Cup, the 19th, and most recent edition, took place in Muscat, Oman. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and minnows Yemen all made up group B which was in for a interesting conclusion.
With only 2 teams progressing from the group UAE and Qatar were tied on goals, points, even yellow and red cards which ment heading into the last rounds of games, Qatar needed a win against Yemen hoping UAE slip up vs. the Saudi's.
Both games were played at the same time and with news coming in from the UAE game that they just lost vs KSA, Qatar knew that they had to win and in the 97th minute in the most dramatic of fashions, Mejdi Sadiq scores for Qatar with literally seconds remaining and sending them, not UAE, through to the next round.
7 - Deportivo vs Milan 4-1 (4-0)
Champions League quarterfinals. Milan in the 1st leg won comfortably by 4 goals to 1 and were all but in the semi finals, or were they?
All Milan had to do was prevent the Spanish club from winning by 4 goals to progress to the semi final, and that's exactly what happened.
The European champions Milan came to La Coruna leading 4-1 from the first leg against the same Deportivo who had been slaughtered 8-3 to Monaco four months before.
The same Deportivo!? Or was it a different Milan from the one everybody knew? Never, never were Milan so impotent and never so thoroughly beaten than on that night at the Riazor.
6 - Juventus 2-3 Manchester United (Manchester United win 4-3 agg)
Not for the first time in 1999, Manchester United fought back from behind to grab an astounding and somewhat unlikely victory.
The Red Devils, already under the cosh following a 1-1 draw with Juventus at Old Trafford, were in further disarray when Filippo Inzaghi grabbed two goals inside 11 minutes in the Stadio Delle Alpi.
Led by the energetic and courageous Roy Keane, United somehow managed to claw their way back into the tie with goals from the Irishman himself and Dwight Yorke.
Despite picking up a booking that would keep him out of the final, Keane rallied his troops and the comeback was complete when Andrew Cole tapped the ball into an empty net to send United through.