Five great comebacks in sporting history

Barcelona's players celebrate their 6-1 win during the Uefa Champions League second leg round of 16 match against Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona's players celebrate their 6-1 win during the Uefa Champions League second leg round of 16 match against Paris Saint-Germain.PHOTO: EPA

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

Miracle number 1 : Houston


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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 number 2 : Istanbul


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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 number 3: Medinah


The 2012 European Ryder Cup team posing with the Ryder Cup trophy. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/STUART BROAD

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


Oracle Team USA members hold up the America's Cup trophy. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/YACHTING TIMES MAGAZINE

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 winner-takes-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.