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Classic Europa League and UEFA Cup comebacks

Salzburg's recovery from 5-2 down on aggregate against Lazio is the latest in a long list of exceptional comebacks in the competition.

Classic Europa League and UEFA Cup comebacks
Classic Europa League and UEFA Cup comebacks ©Getty Images

Salzburg 4-1 Lazio, UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg, 12 April 2018
A sell-out crowd in Salzburg saw Ciro Immobile's eighth goal of the campaign earn a 5-2 aggregate lead for Lazio. Undaunted, however, the 1994 tournament runners-up immediately equalised on the night through Munas Dabbur and then conjured three goals in five crazy minutes courtesy of Amadou Haidara, Hee-Chan Hwang and Stefan Lainer. Next stop, the semi-finals.

Fiorentina 2-4 Borussia Mönchengladbach, round of 32 second leg, 23 February 2017
Mönchengladbach came back from 2-0 behind on the night and 3-0 down on aggregate to claim a remarkable win at Fiorentina. Captain Lars Stindl scored a 12-minute hat-trick before Andreas Christensen's fourth for the visitors sealed a 4-3 overall triumph, stunning fans at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-4 Zenit, group stage, 15 September 2016
Zenit went from 3-0 down to 4-3 up in the closing 14 minutes in Israel. Aleksandr Kokorin's 77th-minute finish gave them a chance and after Eli Dasa was sent off for the hosts, Maurício and Giuliano helped restore parity at 3-3. That was the prelude to Luka Djordjević's injury-time winner with a diving header. 

Jürgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool's Dortmund win
Jürgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool's Dortmund win©Getty Images

Liverpool 4-3 Dortmund, quarter-final second leg, 14 April 2016
BVB enjoyed a blistering start at Anfield, following up a 1-1 first-leg draw with two goals inside nine minutes, and despite Divock Origi's reply, Marco Reus made it 3-1. Whatever the odds against them, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho levelled matters to set up Dejan Lovren's stoppage-time clincher.

Odd 3-4 Dortmund, play-off first leg, 20 August 2015
With 22 minutes gone in Norway, Dortmund had conceded three times. However, two-goal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa and Henrikh Mkhitaryan turned things around, with Thomas Tuchel's charges promptly winning the second leg by a more convincing 7-2 margin.

Ryan Donk hit Club Brugge's late winner
Ryan Donk hit Club Brugge's late winner©Getty Images

Maribor 3-4 Club Brugge, group stage, 30 November 2011
Club Brugge's Lazarus act was to stir themselves from 3-0 down after 51 minutes in Slovenia. It took another 23 minutes before the visitors could summon their opening goal, but that was the cue for another three strikes, including a late clincher from Brugge's Ryan Donk.

Basel 2-3 Spartak, round of 32 first leg, 17 February 2011
After Basel established a 2-0 first-half cushion, Spartak's Dmitri Kombarov reduced the arrears on the hour and Artem Dzyuba soon equalised. Xherdan Shaqiri's red card then provided the incentive for Jano Ananidze to arrow in a last-ditch winner, which Spartak protected with a second-leg draw.

Shelbourne 3-5 Rangers, UEFA Cup first qualifying round first leg, 22 July 1998
Dick Advocaat's first game as Rangers boss veered from disaster to delight against unfancied Irish opponents. His expensively assembed side trailed 3-0 in the second half, only to be rescued by two Jörg Albertz penalties, a Gabriel Amato double and Giovanni van Bronckhorst's effort.