Comebacks are always more compelling than walkovers. China.org.cn picks the five greatest come-from-behind victories in soccer history.
1. 1999 Champions League Final: Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich
The showdown took place at Barcelona's Camp Nou on May 26. United got off to a terrible start—falling behind after just six minutes. With the clock ticking past 90 minutes it appeared it was over. Yet two United substitutes were about to have their say. After Bayern failed to clear a David Beckham corner kick, Ryan Giggs directed it to the feet of Teddy Sheringham, who fired the ball into the net to the disbelief of the Bayern squad.
Then less than 30 seconds later, Beckham delivered on another corner. Sheringham headed it, and super-sub Ole Gunnar Solksjaer poked the ball into the roof of the net to score the winner and sent United fans into hysterics.
Alex Ferguson summed it up most succinctly immediately after the final whistle with his famous comment: "Football, bloody hell!"