Five of the greatest Champions League comebacks

Five of the greatest Champions League comebacksLiverpool's stunning 4-0 win over Barcelona at Anfield puts Jurgen Klopp's side into the Champions League final and into the history books with one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the competition.

No side had previously come back from such a margin at the semi-final stage of the Champions League before, and Liverpool had to do it despite the absence of star forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

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Liverpool pose for a team photo during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona fans show support for their team in the stands
Liverpool's Andrew Robertson (left) pushes Barcelona's Lionel Messi as he is sat on the pitcj
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona and Liverpool line up prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Andrew Robertson (left) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi (right) battle for the ball
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (left) celebrates after Liverpool's Divock Origi (right) scores his side's first goal of the game
Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Jordan Henderson (14) has a shot on goal moments before team-mate Divock Origi (not in picture) scores his side's first goal of the game
Liverpool's Divock Origi (left) scores his side's first goal of the game
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk(left) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez goes to ground after challenging for the ball with Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk (left)
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk (left) and Andrew Robertson during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho takes a corner
Liverpool's Andrew Robertson has a shot on goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Jordi Alba (right) has a chance on goal saved by Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson
Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has a shot on goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores his side's second goal of the game
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores his side's third goal of the game
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores his side's third goal of the game
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum tries to retrieve the ball from Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi scores his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi scores his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game
Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Divock Origi (right) celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
The scoreboard shows Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after the final whistle
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left) and manager Jurgen Klopp celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (centre) and Virgil van Dijk (right) celebrate after the final whistle
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) and Virgil van Dijk (centre) celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (fourth right), Mohamed Salah (fifth right) and Virgil van Dijk (third right) celebrate after the final whistle
Liverpool's Fabinho (left) and Virgil van Dijk celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold reacts after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after the final whistle
A general view as Liverpool players celebrate in front of the fans in the stands
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (left), Fabinho (second left), Roberto Firmino (second right), and Rafael Camacho (right) celebrate after the final whistle
Liverpool celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool.
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Here Press Association Sport looks at five other epic comebacks in Champions League history.

2005: Liverpool 3 AC Milan 3 (Liverpool win on penalties)

The semi-final victory over Barca ranks only as Liverpool's second best ever Champions League comeback, because the first entry on the list – the Miracle of Istanbul – came with the trophy. Rafael Benitez's men were dead and buried at half-time as they trailed 3-0 to AC Milan, a side filled with some of the greatest names in European football. Paulo Maldini had opened the scoring in the first minute before Hernan Crespo's brace. But everything changed in the space of six mad minutes in the second half as Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso scored before the hour mark to level the game. Liverpool took it to extra time and penalties, when Jerzy Dudek pulled out the dance moves and Andriy Shevchenko missed the decisive spot-kick.

1999: Manchester United 2 Bayern Munich 1

However his spell in charge works out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United will always have this night in Barcelona. Chasing an historic treble, Sir Alex Ferguson's side looked to have run out of steam in the Champions League final as they trailed to Mario Basler's sixth-minute goal. Ferguson threw on Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham as time ran down, and it paid off in some style. Sheringham levelled in the first minute of stoppage time before Solskjaer prodded in a winner two minutes later.

2004: Deportivo La Coruna 4 AC Milan 0 (Deportivo win 5-4 on aggregate)

Milan, the defending champions and tournament favourites, thrashed Deportivo 4-1 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie and seemed set for a cruise into the last four. But Deportivo pulled off a performance for the ages in the second leg. Walter Pandiani opened the scoring in the fifth minute, Juan Carlos Valeron got a second in the 34th minute and Albert Luque made it 3-0 a minute before the break. Milan seemed certain to respond but mustered nothing, and Depor's club captain Fran sealed the comeback in the 76th minute.

2018: Roma 3 Barcelona 0 (Roma win on away goals after a 4-4 draw)

Barcelona have been here before, and only a year ago. After a 4-1 win in the Nou Camp, they went to Roma looking certain of a place in the semi-finals. But it all went wrong for the Catalans inside the Stadio Olimpico. Edin Dzeko struck early to give Roma confidence and Daniele De Rossi added a second from the penalty spot just before the hour to set up a tense finish. Barcelona could not find the goal they needed and Kostas Manolas' 82nd-minute header sent them out of the competition.

2017: Barcelona 6 Paris St Germain 1 (Barcelona win 6-5 on aggregate)

Of course, they have seen the other side too. The Catalans suffered a shock 4-0 defeat to PSG in the French capital in the first leg of their round of 16 tie – a result which was assumed to be PSG's coming-of-age moment in a competition they had been built to win. Without an away goal, Barca were given little chance of turning things around. They began well, with Luis Suarez scoring after just three minutes, but it took until five minutes before the break for a second to follow through Layvin Kurzawa's own goal. Lionel Messi's penalty made it 3-0 in the 50th minute but when Edinson Cavani netted for PSG just after the hour the odds seemed against Barca. Instead, a most remarkable finish followed. Neymar scored in the 88th and 91st minutes, the second from the penalty spot, before Sergi Roberto scored in the fifth minute of time added on to spark wild scenes. PSG's response was to splurge £200million on Neymar in the summer.

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