5 incredible comebacks in the 2017/18 season
The game of football never ceases to amaze us with its twists and turns. Games can change in a minute or two and teams cannot afford to take their foot off the pedal until the final whistle is blown.
We have seen some incredible comebacks in football over the years. Some of the unforgettable ones include Liverpool's win over AC Milan in the finals of 2005 UEFA Champions League game in Istanbul after trailing 3-0 at halftime, Barcelona's 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain after trailing 4-0 in the first leg, Sweden's 4-4 draw in a FIFA World Cup qualifier game against Germany after trailing 4-0 and Newcastle's 4-4 draw against Arsenal after trailing 4-0 in the first half.
This season was no different and we already saw some incredible comebacks. Marseille came back 0-2 down to beat Nice 4-2 in a Ligue 1 game and Arsenal came back from a goal behind to beat Leicester City 4-3 at the Emirates. But the ones we are going to see here are truly special and the best of the lot.
Let's take a look at the 5 of the greatest comebacks so far this season:
#5 Villarreal 2-3 Sevilla
Sevilla has built a reputation of being the comeback kings in recent times. In a La Liga game against Villarreal on matchday 13, Eduardo Berizzo's side fell behind in the 19th minute when Cedric Bakambu tapped in from close range. Eight minutes into the second half, Villarreal doubled the lead after Carlos Bacca's solo goal.
Sevilla refused to go down and struck twice in two minutes through french defender Clement Lenglet and midfielder Franco Vazquez. Things were even until the 77th minute when Villarreal defender Victor Ruiz was sent off after his second yellow card, conceding a penalty to Sevilla.
Ever Banega took the spot-kick to make it 3-2 and complete a stunning comeback win. It was one of the best La Liga games this season and it allowed Sevilla to keep up the pace for a top 4 finish.