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Top turnarounds in sport

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By Catherine Hardy  with The Telegraph, Hall of Famers.
Top turnarounds in sport

<p>Everyone loves it when someone beats the odds.</p> <p>Barcelona’s comeback to beat <span class="caps">PSG</span> on Wednesday night was the biggest ever turnaround in European club football history.</p> <p>To mark the occasion, Euronews has pulled together a list of some of the most memorable sporting comebacks of all time.</p> <h3><strong>Horse-racing – Red Rum</strong></h3> <p>Having overcome a life-threatening bone disease by being ridden in the sea, trainer Ginger McCain’s Grand National legend came from 30 lengths behind to beat the favourite Crisp on the run-in at Aintree in 1973.</p> <p>At the last fence before home, Rummy was 15 lengths behind the top-weight Australian chaser but made up the ground at a fast clip and pipped Crisp at the post by three-quarters of a length.</p> <p>It was the first of the legendary horse’s three National wins.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Australia's champion chaser Crisp (inside) collared by one of the greatest, if not the greatest of all time Red Rum. <a href="https://t.co/VrTZhExNnL">pic.twitter.com/VrTZhExNnL</a></p>— Robert Sutton (@GoodOldBob82) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoodOldBob82/status/718800618169630720">9 avril 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <h3><strong>Golf – Nick Faldo</strong></h3> <p>Nick Faldo went into the final round of the 1996 US Masters trailing Greg Norman by six strokes.</p> <p>Defying all expectations, Faldo produced a flawless round of 67 and clinched the trophy.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">20 years on: Nick Faldo looks back on Greg Norman's 1996 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USMasters?src=hash">#USMasters</a> collapse <a href="https://t.co/YEm5M8UIEQ">https://t.co/YEm5M8UIEQ</a> <a href="https://t.co/RqjvaLkndd">pic.twitter.com/RqjvaLkndd</a></p>— <span class="caps">SMH</span> Sport (@SMHsport) <a href="https://twitter.com/SMHsport/status/717150274100576257">5 avril 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <h3><strong>Sailing – The Americas Cup</strong></h3> <p>Billed as one of the greatest sporting turnarounds of all time, Team Oracle <span class="caps">USA</span> proved the impossible was possible in 2013.</p> <p>The team, including the UK’s Ben Ainslie, didn’t let their 8-1 deficit get them down.</p> <p>The team went on to win the next eight consecutive races and claim victory in the first-to-nine series.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In 2013 Oracle’s Team <span class="caps">USA</span> brought the America’s Cup home to S.F. The boat now sits outside of HQ. Pretty cool huh? <a href="http://t.co/oc0KNFEfCK">pic.twitter.com/oc0KNFEfCK</a></p>— Explore Oracle (@ExploreOracle) <a href="https://twitter.com/ExploreOracle/status/616818670094843904">3 juillet 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <p>Watch the video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3vRMRnSbys">here</a> <br /> </p> <h3><strong>Athletics – Lasse Viren</strong></h3> <p>The Flying Finn fell in the 12th lap of the 10,000 metres at the 1972 Munich Olympics.</p> <p>However, he got back to his feet and caught up with the leading pack, eventually winning the race in 27:38:40, which is still a record time at the stadium.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">“<a href="https://twitter.com/JOKIN4318"><code>JOKIN4318</a>: Lasse Virén se cae en la final de 10.000 (Múnich´72), se levanta, gana y WR 27:38.35. <a href="http://t.co/rBgmlb5fWe">pic.twitter.com/rBgmlb5fWe</a>" ¿Ciencia ficción?</p>&mdash; Raúl Gil Pérez (</code>RaulReyuRurik) <a href="https://twitter.com/RaulReyuRurik/status/507269112985579520">3 septembre 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h3><strong>Rugby – France v New Zealand 1999</strong></h3> <p>Leading 24-10 early in the second half of the World Cup semi final, the mighty All-Blacks looked to be a shoo-in for the final.</p> <p>But French determination meant the All Blacks snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. France closed the gap to 24-22 before going on to win 43-31.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChristopheLamaison?src=hash">#ChristopheLamaison</a>, France-<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AllBlacks?src=hash">#AllBlacks</a> 2000 : l'ouvreur est le recordman français de points marqués (71) face aux All Blacks <a href="https://t.co/Z5a1HgP0G8">pic.twitter.com/Z5a1HgP0G8</a></p>— This is not soccer (@thisisN0Tsoccer) <a href="https://twitter.com/thisisN0Tsoccer/status/801045967864795137">22 novembre 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <p>Watch the video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UVbA9ZZixI">here</a></p> <h3><strong>Football – Africa Cup of Nations</strong></h3> <p>Host-nation Angola were 4-0 up with little over ten minutes remaining of the first game of the 2014 <span class="caps">ACON</span>.</p> <p>Ten minutes and four goals later, Mali had snatched a point.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today in History<br /> 2010 <span class="caps">AFCON</span> Mali shock Angola by coming back from 4-0 down with 11 minutes left to draw 4-4. <a href="http://t.co/tXfmS9uXWN">pic.twitter.com/tXfmS9uXWN</a></p>— Sokkaa (@ThisIsSokkaa) <a href="https://twitter.com/ThisIsSokkaa/status/566237439061401600">13 février 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <h3><strong>Tennis – Henri Cochet</strong></h3> <p>In the 1927 Wimbledon Final, Frenchman Henri Cochet was 2 sets to 0 down against American Bill Tilden.</p> <p>Cochet eventually won not just the next six consecutive games to win the set, but also the last two sets to win the match. </p> <p>In the final he also came back from 2 sets to 0 down and saved six match points to beat compatriot, Jean Borotra.</p> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"align="center"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">El Mosquetero Henri Cochet <a href="https://t.co/fboUpDsups">https://t.co/fboUpDsups</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fotogaler%C3%ADAS?src=hash">#FotogaleríAS</a> <a href="https://t.co/XYa6WzXASI">pic.twitter.com/XYa6WzXASI</a></p>— AS Historia (@AS_Historia) <a href="https://twitter.com/AS_Historia/status/751311271803416576">8 juillet 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br />