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    Posted: 29 May 2010 at 10:11
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I love it when small teams break the hearts of great ones in sports (unless that team was mine) and especially if it is done in fashion like a rout or a comeback:
 
Here is an upset, a hearbreak and in style, Hereford (non-league) vs Newcastle (first division) (2-1) FA cup 1972:
 
A more recent one which was a total demolition, Alcorcon (3rd division) vs Real Madrid (4-0) (1st division), Copa del Rey 2009:
 
 
Feel free to post videos of any sport you like.
 
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Can't believe you forgot Liverpool's comeback in 2005 to win the Champion's League against AC Milan.  3-0 to Milan at half time and 4-3 to Liverpool after 90 minutes.
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[QUOTE=Zagros]Can't believe you forgot Liverpool's comeback in 2005 to win the Champion's
League against AC Milan.  3-0 to Milan at half time and 4-3 to Liverpool after 90 minutes. [/
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Was about to post that one, too. Amazing game.

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Then post the video, it is after all an open thread.
 
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Upset: Das Wunder von Bern - the final of the 1954 WC, when the underdog German side beat the previously unstoppable and heavily favorited Hungarian squad 3-2 to win their first WC title.

Heartbreak: the Germany - Italy semifinal on 4 July 2006, when Italy scored twice in the last couple minutes of overtime, denying Germany a trip to the WC final in their own country...I still haven't gotten over it Cry
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Lets also not forget the champions league final between Bayern M. and Manchester. The last 2 minutes, Manchester with the help of P. Schmeichel scored 2 goals, after trailing in 90 minutes.
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Heartbreak: 1948 in the last test Bradman needs four runs to maintain a lifetime average of over 100 in tests. In the first innings Eric Hollies bowls him for a duck, reducing his average to 99.94. England then collapse, and Australia win without a second innings. And Bradman retires with that figure determinedly stuck at 99.94. 
 
Personal heartbreak #1, same year: When the Australians come to Southampton, Bradman rests, and I never see him bat.
Personal heartbreak #2, same year: Hampshire get first innings lead over the Australians, the only team to do that in 1948. But then Hampshire's second innings is a failure and Johnson and Hassett knock off most of the runs for an eight-wicket victory.
 
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Hello to you all
 
 
The Turkish miracle. Back in euro 2008 nobody gave Turkey a chance to achieve anything of note in that championship. Ever since the curse of achieving third place in the 2002 world cup (yes it is a curse, as far as I can remember no team took 3rd place in a world cup and achieved anything of note after that) the team was on a downward trend. Yet in this championship not only they reached the semi-final, they reached it in style.
 
In three decisive concecutive games Turkey began the game behind and rallied to winand go to the next round in one of the most exiting event in that championship, here is a video about it:
 
And based on popular demand, Liverpool's comeback in 2005 against AC Milan, they were down by three and managed to level the match and then win on penalty shootouts:
 
Also Man. United's comeback against Bayern Munich back in 1999, I rooted for Man United for the first time in my life not because I loved them, but because I hate Bayern (sorry es-bih!):
 
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Pakistan 1992 World Cup.
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In cricket the biggest upset undoubtedly has to be Ireland (an Associate member and first time WC playing nation) beating Pakistan (92 Champions and 99 runners up).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sozJL8gxmg

For me the best ever was Alcorcon beating Real Madrid 4-0, that surely will be mentioned EPIC in books of football history.


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How 'bout the greatest post season comeback in ALCS history? - Boston down 0-3 games to take it all in 2004 from the evil empire.

1942 Toronto Maple Leafs over the Red Wings. Entering game 4, the Leafs were on the verge of imminent elimination. The Detroit Red Wings had convincing victories in each of the first three contests, and held the series in a 3-0 stranglehold. Cue the Leafs comeback. Coach Hap Day benches regulars for game four and inserted rookies who responded to win game after game, coming all the way back to take game 7! They were the first team in hockey history to win a series after being down 3 games to none


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2004, the 12th ranked Michigan Wolverines made their biggest comeback victory in the Big House against their in-state rivals Michigan State by beating them 43-35 in triple overtime. Last year's game against Notre Dame was not too shabby either. Now if we could only find a way to get rid of Rich Rod.




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French league football 98-99 season.
Marsielle Olympique 5:4 Montpellier.
Montpellier was in lead 4:0 after half time and in second half Marsielle made comeback.
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The Portuguese reply to the North Koreans' surprise outburst in the quarter finals of 66 where Korean's had a 3:0 lead but lost the game 5:3 to a fantastic show by Eusebio who scored 4 out of 5.



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Opposite to a heartbreak: Portugal 0 Englsnd 10 in 1947 in Lisbon.
 
English forward line[1] Finney, Mannion, Lawton, Mortensen, Matthews.
 
[1] Oh for the days when one had forward lines. Six years later and the Hungarians would change football tactics completely.
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Originally posted by Al Jassas Al Jassas wrote:

Hello to you all
 
 
The Turkish miracle. Back in euro 2008 nobody gave Turkey a chance to achieve anything of note in that championship. Ever since the curse of achieving third place in the 2002 world cup (yes it is a curse, as far as I can remember no team took 3rd place in a world cup and achieved anything of note after that) the team was on a downward trend. Yet in this championship not only they reached the semi-final, they reached it in style.
 
In three decisive concecutive games Turkey began the game behind and rallied to winand go to the next round in one of the most exiting event in that championship, here is a video about it:
 
And based on popular demand, Liverpool's comeback in 2005 against AC Milan, they were down by three and managed to level the match and then win on penalty shootouts:
 
Also Man. United's comeback against Bayern Munich back in 1999, I rooted for Man United for the first time in my life not because I loved them, but because I hate Bayern (sorry es-bih!):
 
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Klinsmann.
 
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Maybe not the very greatest comeback of all time, but a remarkable one nevertheless.

England beat India today to go 2-0 up in the series.
Not only remarkable because India was, until today, the No.1 ranked test-team in the known universe, but England was 88 for 6 in their first innings, batting first, and seemed to be down and out.
But some stubborn rearguard defense saw them through, they bowled India out twice, for 288 and 158, and beat them eventually by 319 runs.
Fantastic, rounds are on me!
Hats off for the Indians, who withdrew a very strange run-out appeal,... in the spirit of the game!
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For American football fans, I dug this up:
 
Now thats a heartbreak for you.
 
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not bad Al J. Football regularly has its share of upsets and last second heroics.  
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When it comes to basketball I have one crazy comeback.

It is from the game Greece - Slovenia back in 2007. Literally insane comeback of Greece i 2 minutes, after being behind by 13 in a low score game.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YslY7Ojwa6U

When it comes to hockey this is my favourite. Sweden vs Finland 2003...The Finnish team was leading 1-5 and Sweden managed to get back with 6-5 in the end. Have a look at Peter Forsbergs one man show making a coast to coast, escaping the Finnish defence and scoring from an insane angle right on the cross. My Finnish mate did not answer his phone for a week or so after this...LOL

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