Liverpool’s Istanbul heroics - the greatest sporting comeback ever
In a MSN Sport poll of over 30,000 people Liverpool's incredible comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final was voted the best ever sporting comeback.
Rafael Benitez and his men received 31% of the votes, after fighting-back from the humiliating position of being three goals down at half-time.
With the huge travelling Merseyside support still in full voice singing their famed You'll Never Walk Alone, the Reds came out fighting in the second-half.
Led by an inspirational Steven Gerrard they scored three times in seven frantic minutes with goals from Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso.
The momentum stayed with the Merseysiders who won the trophy after a penalty shoot-out, with Jerzy Dudek and his wobbly legs saving Andriy Shevchenko's crucial spot-kick.
Second-placed, just 5% behind Liverpool, were the 2012 European Ryder Cup team (26%) after their final day fight-back to retain the trophy. Jose Maria Olazabal's side were 10-6 down going into the singles matches but manages to claw back to win by just a single point.
Third place were Manchester United (17%) for their last-gasp turnaround to win the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Goals from super-subs Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the final moments altered a 1-0 deficit to a glorious 2-1 win.
England all-rounder Ian Botham (11%) came fourth for an Test performance against Australia in a series that was later dubbed as 'Botham's Ashes'.
In fifth was the greatest race horse ever - Red Rum (6%) - for his first of three Grand National wins, where he came from 25 lengths down coming from the final canal turn to win in 1973.
Sixth was a 1980's classic encounter where Dennis Taylor (4%) came from down 7-0 to beat world number one Steve Davis to become snooker world champion.
To many bitter non Liverpool fans on this site, if it had been your team that came back from 3-0 down then off course it would be the greatest come back of all time.
Get over the Liverpool hate and the stereo-typical jibes, benefit cheats etc etc, I'm a scosuer and have lived in a number of cities north, south, overseas and I currently live in NZ, believe me there are far worse places and people than in Liverpool, but being a relatively decent human being I'n not going to name the places, quite frankly I'd take upto much space on this website.
3-3 Lierpool v AC Milan most defintely the greatest football comeback of all time, the Ryder cup this weekend runs it pretty close though as an overall sporting moment.
Credit where credit is due
Liverpool were dead and buried in the first half I could see no way back for them then it was like the raising of Lazarus
A CLASS game and that is coming from the other side of the park
(AND YES I VOTED FOR IT)
I am not biased and enjoy football
Sorry Boys Man City end of season..agueroooooo...lol or the Totenham match man city again...3 nill down with 10 men and we came back to win 4-2...or the gillingham playoff final...2 nill down with 3 mins left!!!
Loved the Liverpool win though....City till I die...keep up the packt...
Ryder cup was by far the bast ever............ are you for real?? a dull boring sport to watch and you will have forgoten about in 2 weeks.liverpool was 3-0 down against a class side that had ripped them apart with slick passing of kaka and they turned it around in a sport that people DO watch unlike zzzzzzzzzzgolf
In the 1972 lake district table tennis final,i was 20 -10 down (2-2),and came back to win the game after 3 deuces,for a 3-2 victory.nothing comes close in my eyes
e Maria Olazabal's side were 10-6 down going into the singles matches but manages to claw back to win by just a single point.
Third place were Manchester United (17%) for their last-gasp turnaround to
more on msn sport
latest sport videos
Arsene Wenger, Harry Redknapp and David Moyes pay tribute to David Beckham as he prepares for his final game.
Date 3 hrs ago, Duration 2:19, Views 51
msn sport poll
Who's been the best English player this season?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- Steven Gerrard
- Michael Carrick
- Leighton Baines