Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors, 2016 NBA Finals
The 2016 NBA Finals saw hometown hero LeBron James, deliver one of the finest performances of his career as he helped the Cleveland Cavaliers complete one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history. Against a team that set an NBA regular-season record 73 wins, the Cavs were left for dead after losing three of the series' first four games. No team in NBA history had ever won the Finals after falling behind 3-1, going 0-32 previously, until the Cavaliers defied history to end a 52-year NBA Championship drought. Inspired by LeBron James, the Cavaliers won the deciding game 93-89 to deny Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors a second successive title.
Liverpool vs AC Milan, 2005 UEFA Champions League Final
A night Liverpool fans will never forget. Rafa Benitez’s side barely scraped through to the knockout stages to make it into the finals against AC Milan in Istanbul. After taking a 3-0 deficit into halftime, things looked increasingly dire for the Reds in the UCL Final against AC Millan in 2005, but few knew what was about to come. Captain Steven Gerrard inspired an amazing burst of three goals in six minutes, with Liverpool scoring in the 54th, 56th, and 60th minutes to level the match 3-3, and force the game into extra time, before an epic penalty kick shootout saw the English powerhouse come out on top to win European football's top club title for the fifth time, and manager Rafael Benitez admitted his side had won 'when all seemed lost.'
New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons, Super Bowl 51 (2017)
NFL'S G.O.A.T Quarterback, Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, lifting the New England Patriots from a 25-point hole to the Patriot’s fifth NFL championship in the first Super Bowl overtime. Trailing 28-3 with a little over a quarter to play in the Super Bowl final, the New England Patriots were down and seemingly out. But in a frenzied knee-knocking climax, Tom Brady's men produced an astonishing comeback, overcoming a 25-point deficit (the biggest in Super Bowl history) to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Houston.Quarterback Brady, described the match as a 'hell of a football game' and it has been hailed as one of sport's greatest turnarounds.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics, 2008 NBA Finals
It wasn't one play, but more accurately a series of plays. Looking to even The Finals up, In game four of the 2008 NBA Finals, the Celtics were trailing the Lakers 14-35 after the first quarter. Led by superstars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the Celtics staged a stunning comeback to take the game 97-91.
After their big start, the Lakers seemed destined to make it a 2-2 series. Boston fought back from 24 down to get the win, the largest comeback in an NBA Finals game since 1971. As Lakers coach Phil Jackson said, the comeback 'took the air out of the building,' and it was the highlight of the Celtics’ 4-2 triumph in the Finals, as they went on to clinch the NBA title for the first time since 1986, by beating the Lakers in Game 6.
Barcelona vs PSG, 2016 UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Having lost the first leg in Paris by 4-0, not many people expected a turnaround. But if any team could do it, it had to be Barcelona who scored six past PSG at Camp Nou in the second leg, winning 6-1 to seal their progress to the quarterfinals with a 6-5 aggregate score in what was one of the most memorable nights in Champions League history. This win by Barcelona is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever comebacks in European football.