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Great Champions League comebacks

David Luiz celebrates Chelsea's win over Napoli last season. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Think Arsenal have no chance at Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight? The Gunners lost the home leg 3-1 so they need to score at least three and win by two goals this evening or they will be out of the competition. But before Arsenal fans give up, here's a list of the five times a club has stayed in the knockout stages of the Champions League despite losing the first leg by at least two goals.

Chelsea's Celestine Babayaro is sent off as Barcelona triumph in 2000. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

In 2000, Chelsea had a 3-1 first leg lead as they headed to Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium. But the Catalan side, who included Rivaldo and Luis Figo, eventually triumphed 5-1 after extra time.

In 2004, Deportivo La Coruna looked to be down and out after they lost the first leg 4-1 away to AC Milan. But that away goal proved crucial as Deportivo shocked the Italian giants by winning 4-0 at home.

The same year, Real Madrid looked to be going through after a 4-2 home victory against Monaco. But the French side turned the tables in the second leg with a 3-1 victory.

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo after the comeback over Napoli. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Last season, Chelsea were outplayed by Napoli and lost 3-1 in Italy. Their manager Andre Villas-Boas was sacked soon after and Roberto Di Matteo took over. He inspired the team to a 4-1 win at Stamford Bridge after extra time in the second leg. Chelsea went on to lift the Champions League trophy.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi scored two goals last night. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

The final two-goal comeback was last night. Barcelona scored four at the Nou Camp against AC Milan as they came back from losing the first leg 2-0. The World Footballer of the Year Lionel Messi scored twice.

However, it's worth pointing out that all the teams who pulled off these comebacks lost the away legs but then triumphed in the second legs at home. Arsenal's match tonight is in Germany so if they do pull off a comeback, they will have their own place in Champions League history.