A year ago today, Lionel Messi & company were left in tears after Liverpool dumped FC Barcelona out of the UEFA Champions League with a remarkable 4-3 come-from-behind victory – here are 10 of the greatest comebacks in the competition's history.
Having suffered a resounding 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their semi-final tie, Liverpool completed one of the Champions League's most remarkable comebacks with a 4-0 win at Anfield, securing their place in the final, where they were ultimately crowned champions.
The Reds' victory follows some of the great upsets in the Champions League in recent years, including Manchester United's 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the 1998/99 final. Having trailed for the opening 84 minutes of the match, the Red Devils struck twice in two minutes to claim the title and, in doing so, secured a historic treble.
In the 2003/04 campaign, AS Monaco stunned record 13-time champions Real Madrid with a 5-5 aggregate draw to go to the next round via the away goals ruling. The Ligue 1 outfit had trailed 5-2 on aggregate just before half-time of the second leg before storming back with 3 unanswered goals, including one from Los Blancos loanee Fernando Morientes.
Arguably the greatest-ever comeback in the competition belongs to Liverpool's 2004/05 squad. The "Miracle of Istanbul" saw Rafa Benitez's men overturn AC Milan's three-goal first-half lead to win the trophy after a dramatic penalty shootout.