Naldo (2nd l.) celebrates scoring a dramatic equaliser for Schalke at local rivals Dortmund on Saturday. - © imago / Jan Huebner
Naldo (2nd l.) celebrates scoring a dramatic equaliser for Schalke at local rivals Dortmund on Saturday. - © imago / Jan Huebner
Bundesliga

Dortmund 4-4 Schalke and sport’s greatest ever comebacks

Borussia Dortmund and Schalke played out a game for the ages on Saturday. BVB looked to be cruising to victory when they scored four goals in side 25 minutes, but Schalke had other ideas, capitalising on their man advantage in the second half to seal a barely fathomable 4-4 draw.

It was the first time a Bundesliga team had come back from four goals down to salvage points since 1976. After a barnstorming Revierderby, bundesliga.com takes a look at some other great comebacks in football, and beyond…

Watch: Schalke were put through the emotional wringer in Dortmund on Saturday!

AC Milan 3-3 Liverpool, (Liverpool win 3-2 on pens.) UEFA Champions League final, 2005

Milan came out of the blocks flying against Liverpool at Istanbul's Atatürk Olympic stadium in May 2005, with a Paolo Maldini strike and Hernan Crespo brace looking to have decided the game for the Italians inside a whirlwind first 45 minutes. Brazil right-back Cafu later confirmed that the Rossoneri were celebrating at half-time. What a mistake that proved to be: Liverpool re-emerged like men possessed, and goals from Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and recently-retired Bayern star Xabi Alonso forced penalties, before some Jerzy Dudek penalty heroics ensured a fifth European Cup would be going back to Merseyside after the 'Miracle of Istanbul'.

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