The biggest twists and turns in sport

Let’s take a look at some of the exploits that have taken place in different sports, as Bagnaia edge closer to the title after being relegated on 91 points

Super Bowl 2017: Brady beats the Falcons

In 2017, Tom Brady and his New England Patriots team were favorites in Superbowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons. However, after a great first half followed by an impressive third quarter, the Falcons led 28-9 with 15 minutes remaining.

The mass was apparently said, but what happened next will go down in sports history. The brilliant Tom Brady leads an incredible comeback, the greatest in Superbowl history. Danny Amendola ran the ball in for the first touchdown before repeating a few minutes later to bring the score to 28-28. The Pats were unstoppable and a touchdown from James White allowed them to score 31 points and win the Lombardi Trophy for the fifth time.

2016 NBA Finals: The Cavs and James came out of nowhere

Led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers became the first and only team to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors, in contrast, are the defending champions and considered one of the greatest teams of all time. The San Francisco players have a comfortable advantage and only need to win one match to clinch the title.

With all hope seemingly lost, James and Irving put on a stunning performance in Game 5, scoring 41 points each and leading the Cavs to a comfortable win. ‘King James’ would shine again in Game 6, scoring 41 more points to bring the Cavs back to 3-3, before finishing the job in a tense seventh and final game and claiming their first NBA championship .

2005 Champions League Final: The Miracle of Istanbul

In the final of club football’s most prestigious competitions, Liverpool trailed AC Milan by three goals before half-time and the English seemed unable to respond. However, the 2005 Champions League final will forever be remembered as one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time, as the Reds went on to achieve the unthinkable. Goals from Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Vladimir Smicer erased Paolo Maldini’s brace and Hernan Crespo’s first-half strike to equalize. The match was decided in a penalty shootout, with Reds goalkeeper Jerzey Dudek proving imperial with two saves, especially in front of Andriy Shevchenko, to offer victory to his team.

1995/1996 Premier League: Manchester United will go a long way

Still in football, we now turn to Manchester United, Liverpool’s biggest rivals, who managed to close their 12-point deficit against Newcastle United in the Premier League in the 1995/1996 season. The Magpies are heavy favorites for the title but have won just two of their last eight games as the Red Devils lift their third league trophy in four years.

Ryder Cup 2012: Miracle in Medinah

Widely regarded as the biggest turnaround in the history of the competition, the 2012 Ryder Cup was the scene of unforgettable moments. On home soil, the United States leads 10-4, but everything changes in Europe’s favor when Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy win their match to move back to 10-6 before the final day.

A reinvigorated Europe must now pocket 8.5 points from a possible 12 to win and the players from the Old Continent will start the final day very strongly, having won five of their six matches against the Americans. The rivalry between Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson was one of the highlights of the tournament, with a final score of 11 all. The Europeans then won thanks to a putt from Martin Kaymer on the 18th hole, before Francesco Molinari secured victory by sharing the points with Tiger Woods.

Roland-Garros 1984: Ivan Lendl knocks out Roland-Garros and John McEnroe

The greatest turnaround in tennis history occurred in the 1984 Roland-Garros final that pitted the highly respected John McEnroe against Ivan Lendl. McEnroe was on an incredible 42-game winning streak and had won his last six tournaments before storming Roland Garros, while Lendl had no Grand Slam titles to his name.

In a thrilling match, McEnroe won the first two sets 6-3, 6-2 and led 4-2 in the third, needing two more games to continue his impressive streak. After losing to his opponent in their previous three encounters, Lendl took McEnroe’s serve and began an epic comeback with four straight games won before winning the next two sets 7-5, 7-5 to take the his first title. major.

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