Top 10 second-leg comebacks in UEFA Champions League
Champions League knock-out stages always promise to be exciting and entertaining. This year’s round of 16 was no different. It kicked off in a r ...
Champions League knock-out stages always promise to be exciting and entertaining. This year’s round of 16 was no different. It kicked off in a rocking way in the opening week. This edition of the Champions League featured some important clashes, Manchester City vs. Barcelona at Etihad Stadium and Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.As it was predicted, both Barcelona and Bayern drubbed their respective oppositions 2-0. Neither of those English teams were able to stage a comeback.But as Barcelona and Bayern faced off at the Camp Nou in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, Bayern came out immensely wounded as they were thumped 3-0 despite having kept Barcelona at bay for over 75 minutes.The Germans can regain some hope after going through this list of incredible comebacks made by different teams over the years in the second leg of Champions League knock-out stages.
#1 Juventus 3-1 Real Madrid (2002/03)
Juventus went into the second leg against Real Madrid in a similar position to the one that the Galacticos themselves face now. Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos helped Madrid pull off a 2-1victory over Juventus at home in the2002/03 Champions League semi-final.
In the second leg, Juventus took an early lead thanks to David Trezeguet to put the Italians in a good position. Alessandro Del Piero then put the Old Lady two goals ahead with his strike just before half-time.
Real Madrid rallied in the second half and won a penalty in the 67th minute as Juves tough tackling Paolo Montero broughtRonaldo Nazario down in the box.
Madrids Portuguese star, Luis Figo stepped up but missed the penalty. The dread seemed to settle over Real as it just didnt seem to go for them as Pavel Nedved scored for Juventus in the 73rd minute to put them 4-2 ahead on aggregate.
Zidane scored in the 89th minute against his former club to give Real some hope but it would only be a consolation that would complete Juves comeback as they went on to the final.