Top 5 Greatest European Comebacks by English Teams: Hope for Arsenal & Manchester Clubs

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The best Continental comebacks by English clubs in history.

Spurs staged an electric comeback to beat Ukrainian outfit Dnipro 3-1 (3-2 agg) at White Hart Lane on Thursday night to progress to the last-16 of the Europa League.

Arsenal, Man United and Manchester City will all need to something similar in UEFA’s premier club competition, with all three Premier League giants trailing 2-0 after their Champions League last-16 first legs.

The trio can take inspiration from Spurs and our list of the top five greatest European comebacks by English clubs:

5. Chelsea 5-4 Napoli

Chelsea’s staggering run to victory in the 2012 Champions League final looked in doubt at various stages but arguably never more so than midway through their last-16 double-header with Napoli. The Blues trailed 3-1 after the first leg in Naples but trigger-happy owner Roman Abramovich  sacked boss Andre Villas-Boas before the return leg. Still in his honeymood period, new boss Roberto Di Matteo led the Blues to a 5-4 victory on aggregate and a place in the quarter-finals. The rest is history.

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