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Memorable Champions League comebacks

Press Association logoPress Association 8/03/2017 By James Cann

GREAT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COMEBACKS

Humbled 4-0 by PSG first up, Barcelona have defied unprecedented odds to triumph 6-1 in the return encounter and secure a highly improbable 6-5 aggregate victory. Here are some of the ECL's other great comebacks.

2004 - DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA 4 AC MILAN 0

(Deportivo 5-4 on aggregate)

The Serie A giants thumped Deportivo 4-1 at San Siro but three goals in a remarkable first half at Riazor turned the tie. The Rossoneri hung in until the 76th minute, when Fran sent Deportivo through.

2003 - MONACO 3 REAL MADRID 1

(Monaco progress on away goals after 5-5 aggregate)

Real Madrid came to greatly regret sending Fernando Morientes to Monaco on loan. He scored against them in the first leg of this quarter-final tie but they won 4-2. However Morientes once again stick the knife in at Monte Carlo, with Ludovic Giuly's brace sealing their fate.

2013 - BARCELONA 4 AC MILAN 0

(Barcelona 4-2 on aggregate)

Never before had a team recovered from 2-0 down without an away goal but there was no reckoning with the magic of Lionel Messi, his second leg brace preceding goals from David Villa and Jordi Alba.

2014 - MANCHESTER UNITED 3 OLYMPIACOS 0

(Man Utd 3-2 on aggregate)

A 2-0 defeat to Olympiacos a month earlier did little to aid David Moyes but Robin van Persie at least gave the Scot a little longer in the hotseat by scoring a hat-trick in Manchester to steer United into the quarter-finals.

2014 - CHELSEA 2 PARIS ST GERMAIN 0

(Chelsea progress on away goals after 3-3 aggregate)

Chelsea needed to overcome PSG's 3-1 advantage in which Eden Hazard grabbed a crucial away goal. Back at Stamford Bridge, Andre Schurrle gave the Blues hope with a first-half goal and Demba Ba got the clincher in the 87th minute.

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