Top Five Greatest Comebacks By Real Madrid

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This article will tell you about the top five best comebacks ever made by Real Madrid

Real Madrid is one of the most successful football clubs in the world and has had numerous incredible comebacks throughout its history.

From Emilio Butragueno’s heroics in the 1980s to Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning overhead kick in 2018, here are five of the most memorable comebacks in Real Madrid’s history.

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Five Greatest Comebacks

Real Madrid vs Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1985

In the 1985-86 UEFA Cup, Real Madrid found themselves 5-1 down on aggregate against Borussia Mönchengladbach after the first leg.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1985
Real Madrid vs Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1985

However, in the second leg at the Bernabeu, they produced an extraordinary comeback, winning 4-0 to go through 5-5 on aggregate on away goals. The comeback was led by Emilio Butragueno, who scored all four goals for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruña, 2001

In the 2000-01 La Liga season, Real Madrid faced Deportivo La Coruña in a crucial match in the title race. Real Madrid were leading the league by five points, but Deportivo had beaten them 5-2 earlier in the season.

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Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruña
Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruña

Things looked bleak for Real Madrid when they went 3-0 down in the first half, but they produced a stunning second-half comeback to win 4-3. The comeback was led by hat-trick hero Fernando Morientes.

Real Madrid vs AC Milan, 2003

In the first leg of the 2002-03 UEFA Champions League quarter-final, Real Madrid suffered a 1-0 defeat at the San Siro. However, in the second leg at the Bernabeu, they produced a stunning comeback to win 3-1 and progress to the semi-finals. The comeback was led by Brazilian striker Ronaldo, who scored two goals in the second half.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona, 2011

In the 2010-11 Copa del Rey final, Real Madrid faced their bitter rivals Barcelona. Barcelona were the favorites, having already beaten Real Madrid four times that season.

El Clasico : Barcelona vs Real Madrid live streaming
El Clasico : Barcelona vs Real Madrid live streaming

However, Real Madrid produced a stunning performance to win 1-0, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winner in extra time. The win ended a three-year trophy drought for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid vs Juventus, 2018

In the quarter-finals of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid faced Juventus, who had won the first leg 3-0. Things looked bleak for Real Madrid, but they produced an incredible comeback in the second leg at the Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an early penalty to settle the nerves, but Juventus responded with two goals to level the tie on aggregate.

Real Madrid CF
Real Madrid CF

However, in the dying moments of the game, Ronaldo scored a stunning overhead kick to put Real Madrid 4-3 ahead on aggregate. The comeback was complete when Ronaldo scored a late penalty to seal a 4-3 win on aggregate.

Summary

In conclusion, Real Madrid has produced some incredible comebacks throughout its history, and these five are among the most memorable.

Whether it’s in domestic or European competition, Real Madrid has always shown its fighting spirit and determination to come back from seemingly impossible situations.

By Shyam
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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.
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