Best Champions League second leg comebacks as PSG hope to knock out Man City

Paris Saint-Germain are looking to reach the Champions League final for the second season in a row but they will have to overturn a first leg deficit if they are to knock out Manchester City.

In the first leg of their semi-final clash, PSG took the lead through Marquinhos, before second-half goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez earned City a 2-1 win.

With City scoring two important away goals, PSG will need to complete a remarkable turnaround in the second leg in order to progress to the final.

However, there are plenty of examples of dramatic second leg comebacks that Mauricio Pochettino's side can draw inspiration from and Daily Star Sport has taken a look at five of the best.

Ajax 2-3 Tottenham (Aggregate: 3-3, Tottenham win on away goals)

Pochettino's most memorable result during his time as Tottenham Hotspur manager, his side's remarkable turnaround in their 2019 semi-final clash with Ajax is one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the competition.

After Donny van de Beek's goal had earned Ajax a 1-0 win in the first leg, first-half goals from Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech appeared to have secured their spot in the final.

However, Lucas Moura's second-half hat-trick, complete with a 96th minute winner, turned the tie on its head and sent Spurs to their first ever Champions League final.

Roma 3-0 Barcelona (Aggregate: 4-4, Roma win on away goals)

Having won the first leg 4-1 at the Nou Camp, Barcelona looked set to reach the semi-finals of the 2018 edition.

However, Roma turned things around in the second leg, winning the game 3-0 and progressing on away goals thanks to Edin Dzeko's late consolation goal in the first leg.

Kostas Manolas' 82nd minute header sent Roma through and BT Sport's Peter Drury immortalised the moment on commentary, saying: "Roma have risen from their ruins! Manolas, the Greek God in Rome. The unthinkable unfolds before our eyes."

Deportivo La Coruna 4-0 AC Milan (Aggregate: 5-4)

After his side were beaten 4-1 by AC Milan in the first leg of their quarter-final clash in 2004, Deportivo La Coruna boss Javier Irueta said: "Miracles often happen, things you might not rationally expect."

In the second leg, Deportivo produced a miracle, with goals from Walter Pandiani, Juan Carlos Valeron, Albert Luque and Fran sinking the reigning European champions.

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Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (Aggregate: 4-3)

A 3-0 win in the first leg of their semi-final clash with Liverpool had left Barcelona on the brink of reaching another Champions League final.

However, in a memorable European night at Anfield, Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum both scored braces to complete a historic comeback.

Liverpool then went on to lift the trophy that year, beating Tottenham 2-0 in a decidedly low-key final after the dramatic scenes in their respective semi-finals.

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