Five amaz­ing come­backs

New Straits Times - - Sport -

Five great come­backs in sport af­ter Barcelona de­feated Paris Saint Ger­main 6-1 to make the Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter-fi­nals on Wed­nes­day:

MIRACLE # 1 — HOUS­TON

At the 2017 Su­per Bowl the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots de­feated the At­lanta Fal­cons 34-28 in over­time af­ter be­ing 28-3 down at one stage in the third quar­ter.

MIRACLE #2 — IS­TAN­BUL

Liver­pool won the 2005 Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal against AC Mi­lan de­spite be­ing 3-0 down at half-time. They then scored three goals in six min­utes af­ter the break be­fore go­ing on to take the ti­tle in a penalty shootout.

MIRACLE #3 — ME­D­I­NAH

At the 2012 Ry­der Cup, the Euro­pean team trailed 10-4 go­ing into Sun­day’s sin­gles af­ter be­ing com­pre­hen­sively out­played on the first two days. But Jose Maria Olaz­a­bal’s men bat­tled back to win 14.5-13.5 thanks to Martin Kaymer’s win­ning

putt on the last green.

AMER­ICA’S CUP 2013

Team New Zealand led 8-1 against the Or­a­cle Team USA be­fore sur­ren­der­ing their huge ad­van­tage to lose 9-8 at San Fran­cisco. The US won the win­ner­takes-all fi­nal race of the re­gatta by 44 sec­onds.

FRANCE STUN ALL BLACKS

In the 1999 rugby World Cup semi-fi­nals, France trailed the All Blacks by 24-10 but Le Bleus stormed back to win 43-31 thanks to a 28-point haul from Christophe La­mai­son. 26 of France’s points came in a dev­as­tat­ing 13-minute spell.

Christophe La­mai­son

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