Greatest UEFA Champions League comebacks

Roma overturned a three-goal deficit against Barcelona in the last round. Can they do it again?

Roma are 5-2 down as they prepare to take on Liverpool in their UEFA Champions League semi-final decider. Is another marvel on the cards?

Four-goal deficit

Paris 4-0 Barcelona
Barcelona 6-1 Paris

2016/17 round of 16

Watch Barcelona's historic comeback
Watch Barcelona's historic comeback

Barcelona became the first team to come from four goals down to win a UEFA Champions League tie last season – only the fourth time it's been done in any UEFA club competition tie! Paris's demolition of Luis Enrique's side in France was a shock; the comeback something out of this world, Sergi Roberto striking in added time to win the tie. "I told him: 'Get into the box! You're going to score!'" Neymar recalled. Sergi Roberto added: "I didn't know if I was dreaming ... I have never known cheers like that."

Three-goal deficit

Barcelona 4-1 Roma
Roma 3-0 Barcelona
2017/18 quarter-finals

There was a lost of talk about an unlikely comeback on Tuesday, but it was almost all focused on Manchester and City's uphill challenge against Liverpool. Roma had other ideas, with Edin Džeko pulling one back inside six minutes. The talismanic Daniele De Rossi then converted his first UEFA Champions League penalty to set the scene for Kostas Manolas's late headed winner.

AC Milan 4-1 Deportivo La Coruña
Deportivo La Coruña 4-0 AC Milan
2003/04 quarter-finals

Highlights: Deportivo come back from the dead
Highlights: Deportivo come back from the dead

"Miracles often happen, things you might not rationally expect," said Depor coach Javier Irureta, holding on to faint hope ahead of the return leg, the Spanish team having been shredded after scoring first at San Siro. His charges were ahead on aggregate by half-time in the return, Walter Pandiani, Juan Carlos Valerón and Alberto Luque making it 3-0 – before substitute Fran González added a fourth. Having prayed for success, Irureta honoured a promised by taking the pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela.

Two-goal deficits

Barcelona's dream return against Chelsea
Barcelona's dream return against Chelsea

Chelsea 3-1 Barcelona
Barcelona 5-1 Chelsea (aet)
1999/2000 quarter-finals

Real Madrid 4-2 Monaco
Monaco 3-1 Real Madrid
2003/04 quarter-finals

Napoli 3-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 4-1 Napoli (aet)
2011/12 round of 16

AC Milan 2-0 Barcelona
Barcelona 4-0 AC Milan

2012/13 round of 16

Van Persie completes his treble against Olympiacos
Van Persie completes his treble against Olympiacos©Getty Images

Olympiacos 2-0 Manchester United
Manchester United 3-0 Olympiacos
2013/14 round of 16

Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain
2013/14 quarter-finals

Porto 3-1 Bayern München
Bayern München 6-1 Porto
2014/15 quarter-finals

Wolfsburg 2-0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 3-0 Wolfsburg
2015/16 quarter-finals