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After Nigeria's 4-4 draw, check out 5 biggest comebacks in the history of football

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In what appears to be a disappointing outing for the Nigeria national team after they surrender a 4-0 lead against their Africa counterpart Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier tie, the game will appear in the history of football as one of the greatest comeback.

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The game started well for Nigeria through a 4 minute goal from Everton star Alex Iwobi, then a 21 minute strike from Napoli's Victor Osimhen, Iwobi struke again six minutes later before Villarreal's Samuel Chukwueze made it a riot after he rubbised the defense of his opponent. Sierra Leone pulled one back just before half time before starting a comeback with just twenty minutes left, A. Kamara scored their second goal, M. Bundu grab the third in the 80th minutes, eight minutes later A. Kamara seal a point for the visiting team and his second goal of the night. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

This well deserved points by the Sierra Leone like I said earlier will go down in history as one of the biggest comebacks, that why I present to you today 6 biggest comeback in the history of football.

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1. The Miracle in Istanbul

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In the history of football, the 2005 champions league final will ever be tagged legendary, as Italian Giant AC Milan took on Liverpool, AC Milan was 3-0 up in the second half with basically no way of a come back as the Italian side dominate the game, but somehow Liverpool leveled the game and went on to win the title in the penalty shoot out

2. Sweden riot a comeback

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It looks like it not just Nigeria as a nation that gave up a four goals lead, in the 2014 world cup Germany took on a Zlatan Ibrahimovic lead Sweden, the Germans was 4-0 in the games with high expectations of an heavy thrash but the Swedens had a different plan as the fought to earn a deserved point.

3. Mali makes a four-goal comeback of their own View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Angola just like Nigeria did, surrender a 4-0 lead in the 2010 Semi-finals against Mali. It was the opening match of the competition in what appears to be the host nation banging start as the only had 11 minutes to secure and a victory and a maybe a clean sheet, but Mali only needed that 11 minutes to score four goals and earn a deserved point in fronts of thousands of Angolans watching the game.

4. Newcastle United stole a point from Arsenal

With just 30 minutes into the encounter between Arsenal and Newcastle, the gunners were three goals up with a possible 3-points up for grabs, instead Newcastle make sure they shared 1 points each as they leveled the game late on.

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5. Liverpool surprise Barcelona

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The 2019 UEFA semi-finals will always remain in the hearts of Liverpool fans, with a 3-0 deficit in Camp Nou against Barcelona, The Reds came to Anfield to surprise the world after many saw the match as an walk over return leg, but with a 4-0 traunching of Barca advance them to the finals.

6. Barcelona ends PSG’s dream View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

In a 4-0 dominate first leg win for PSG against Barcelona, PSG were hopeful of the first Champions League finals appearance after many years as no team has over overcome a four nil deficit, little did they Barcelona was preparing a dramatic encounter at the Camp Nou as Barcelona quickly scored three goals although PSG pulled one back through Edinson Cavani given them an away goal which made life difficult for Barca players at that moment, the Catalian scored twice to extend their lead still wasn't enough to win the game due to away goal rules and need one more goal but somehow did it late on through Neymar Jr.

7. Dramatic Barcelona View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Chelsea took world by surprise as they won a dominant Barcelona team in the 2000 quarter Finals first leg 3-1 leaving rooms for worries for Barcelona when they play the second leg at Camp Nou, as God will have it, the second leg game couldn't be decided at the end of 90 minutes as Barcelona scored twice before Chelsea pull one back but a 83 header by Dani Garcia set the game to extra time with Barca becoming victorious as they scored two more goals.

8. Belgium write name in history book

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With Japan two goals up against Belgium in the knock out states of the world cup, Belgium was up for another disappointing run in World Cup tournament, things turned around for Belgium as they leveled the match through Vertonghen and Fellaini but wasn't enough as Chadli grab the winning goal at last minute of added time. The win made Belgium the first team to turned a 2-0 deficit into victory in a World Cup round since Portugal in 1966.

9. The incredible U-17 World Cup comeback

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The 2003 U-17 World Cup saw one of the biggest comeback, with Portugal taking a five goals lead all through 70 minutes there was no probability of a come back, that was what many thoughts but somehow the African team managed to score a whopping five goals to earn a 5-5 tie.

10. Arsenal stage an insane comeback

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This 2012 League Cup game between Arsenal and Reading had it all. Reading took a 4-0 lead in the early hours of the game, but Arsenal fought back to level the game and took it into extra time, then took a 5-4 lead before Reading tied the game again. The gunners smoothly added two more goals winning the game in an emphatic 7-5 tie.

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Which of this historical moment remains remarkable to you? If there is any not list kindly add yours... Thanks

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