Zenit St Petersburg provided one of the all-time great comebacks from 3-0 down in the Europa League
Heard the one about the team who were 3-0 down with 15 minutes remaining? They won 4-3.
No, that’s not a joke – but it is bordering on the ridiculous. Maccabi Tel-Aviv controlled their opening Europa League group game for 75 minutes, but were unable to do anything about Zenit St Petersburg’s incredible turnaround.
It was all going so well.
GOAL! M. Tel-Aviv 3-0 Zenit (Medunjanin 70) #UEL
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) September 15, 2016
But somehow, Zenit managed to level the scores – and what a point it would have been. But they refused to settle for it…
GOAL! Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 – 3 Zenit
Zenit have come from 3-0 down to level it up!!! pic.twitter.com/VarD1BTpxs
— AccaTracker App (@AccaTrackerTM) September 15, 2016
And when the momentum’s against you…
ZENIT MAKE IT 4-3. They were 3-0 down in the 70th minute… pic.twitter.com/UleyTZuB27
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 15, 2016
Football really is a ridiculous game.
Zenit were 3-0 down after 76 minutes…..now lead 4-3. Daft game football
— John Bradley (@JBcommentator) September 15, 2016
The Maccabi Tel-Aviv Twitter account was far from impressed.
Zenit takes the lead on a Djordjevic goal to make it 3:4 two minutes into injury time.
— Maccabi Tel-Aviv (@MaccabiTLVFC) September 15, 2016
You rarely see comebacks like this.
The comeback 3-4 from 3-0 at 75' from Zenit could actually be an all-time record
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) September 15, 2016
And the ridiculous statistics just kept on coming.
Zenit had just 3 shots on target before the 75th min.
They then scored 4 goals in the next 16.
What a comeback pic.twitter.com/xZHA422HUb
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 15, 2016
Drink it in, everybody.
Maccabi Tel Aviv – Zenit
26' â½ï¸ 1-0
50' â½ï¸ 2-0
70' â½ï¸ 3-0
76' â½ï¸ 3-1
84' â½ï¸ 3-2
86' â½ï¸ 3-3
90' â½ï¸ 3-4
WHAT A COMEBACK!!
— 8 Fact Football (@8Fact_Footballl) September 15, 2016
Football, eh? What a silly game.