A goal is something that brings out a lot of emotion, especially for the team that scores. A goal often decides the momentum of the match and leads a team to victory, while a goal scored might make you happy think about the opposition, they feel down and out.
An even worse feeling is when you lose from a seemingly winning position, the glorious comeback from the opposition gets them talking for ages while you just want to hide your head or hold it in disbelief, here are the top 5 comebacks in the year 2014.
Crystal Palace 3-3 Liverpool
The game that decided where the Premier League title was heading, Liverpool needed to defeat Crystal Palace to stay level on points with Chelsea, they had another game to go after this and were up 3-0, looking comfortable for the win.
The Reds needed a 11 goal swing to counter City’s superior goal difference and in their quest of overtaking the goal difference, they lost all control of their defence something which was a problem all last season. Dwight Gayle was the tormentor of the Liverpool defence as he scored twice for a brilliant second half comeback for the Crystal Palace team, all but ending Liverpool’s quest for a first Premier League title. The “slip” by Gerrard might have led to them going gung ho in this game but the “Miracle of Crystanbul” is something that most Premier League followers will remember, if not at least all Liverpool fans would.
Arsenal 3-3 Anderlecht
Arsenal had just completed a brilliant comeback a few weeks earlier to this game by beating Anderlecht when not playing really well, they came up with a last minute 2-1 win with both goals coming in the dying minutes of the game. Arsenal raced to a 3 goal lead thanks to Arteta, Sanchez and Oxlade-Chamberlain but Anderlecht fought back well as they capitalized on Arsenal’s defensive frailties, especially once Mikel Arteta was substituted due to a hamstring injury. Anthony Vanden Borre scored twice before Mitrovic scored in the 90th minute for one of the greatest comebacks in the Belgian club’s history.
Eintracht Frankfurt 4-5 VFB Stuttgart
We all know how competitive the rest of the Bundesliga is, forget about the Bayern juggernaut, the other teams however always have a scrap as to who will be in the European places and who will be in the relegation places.
Eintracht Frankfurt are in 9th position at the moment but when they took on Stuttgart during the end of October, well it was some game. It was the home team which opened the scoring thanks to Alexander Madlung but Stuttgart scored 3 rapid goals to take a 3-1 lead in the 51st minute. Frankfurt then went crazy and scored 3 goals in 7 minutes and it looked like Frankfurt were going to win the game 4-3 but Stuttgart came back and scored 2 goals in the last 10 minutes to win a crazy game which had 2 comebacks 5-4.
Eintracht Frankfurt 4-4 Hertha Berlin
It is hard enough to be in this feature once but being in it twice must mean you are doing something right by entertaining the fans. Frankfurt were playing Berlin during the middle of December and had a sluggish start. Goals from Brooks, Ben Hatira and Schieber gave Berlin a 3-0 lead in the 36th minute. Frankfurt were not going to go down easily and scored a couple thanks to Aigner and Seferovic making the scored 2-3 in the 58th minute but Niemeyer scored for Berlin in the 80th minute to give them a 2-4 lead.
The Frankfurt heads didn’t drop and Alexander Meier scored in the 90th minute and just when it seemed that Berlin would squeak through with a win, Meier scored in the 91st minute to give Frankfurt an unlikely point in another remarkable Bundesliga game.
Manchester City 3-2 Bayern Munich
Manchester City sure know how to win in important games, everyone remembers the first Premier League title they won thanks to a 93rd minute goal by Sergio Aguero, well they were facing elimination against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League last month. The Citizens were trailing 2-1 at home and that was a result which would have knocked them out of the competition.
Sergio Aguero then took over, he scored first in the 85th minute to level the scores at 2-2 but that still was not enough for Manchester City. Sergio then completed his hat trick in the 91st minute to keep City in the competition and help them complete an amazing comeback against one of the best teams in the World.
Picture courtesy: The Independant