Incredible week of dramatic comebacks in football

It was a monumental week of football, full of comebacks, drama and great individual performances.

Liverpool and Tottenham did the impossible and both came back from 3-0 aggregate deficits to book a place in the Champions League final, while Arsenal were brilliant in Valencia and Chelsea needed penalties to set up another all-English affair in the Europa League final.

That is not forgetting Manchester City putting one hand on the Premier League crown, way back on Monday, with Vincent Kompany’s brilliant goal.

Here, Football Paradise takes a look back at a wonderful week in pictures.

Vincent Kompany scores a stunning goal from distance against Leicester to put Manchester City in the driving seat for the Premier League title
Vincent Kompany scores a stunning goal from distance against Leicester to put Manchester City in the driving seat for the Premier League title (Martin Rickett/PA)

Kompany, perhaps the least likeliest player to score a goal of that quality, sent City fans wild
Kompany, perhaps the least likeliest player to score a goal of that quality, sent City fans wild (Martin Rickett/PA)

Pep Guardiola is on course for a second successive Premier League title
Pep Guardiola is on course for a second successive Premier League title (Martin Rickett/PA

Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in a matter of minutes to set up a memorable comeback against Barcelona
Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice in a matter of minutes to set up a memorable comeback against Barcelona (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool’s Divock Origi converted Trent Alexander-Arnold's clever corner to put his side in front on a famous night at Anfield
Liverpool’s Divock Origi converted Trent Alexander-Arnold’s clever corner to put his side in front on a famous night at Anfield (Peter Byrne/PA)

“Can we start again, ref?” Lionel Messi was helpless to stem Liverpool’s momentum (Peter Byrne/PA)

Mohamed Salah, left, was injured, but he was still on-message
Mohamed Salah, left, was injured, but he was still on-message (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool celebrate reaching a second successive Champions League final
Liverpool celebrate reaching a second successive Champions League final (Peter Byrne/PA)

At 3-0 down on aggregate against Ajax at half-time in the second leg, Spurs appeared to have no hope in the Champions League
At 3-0 down on aggregate against Ajax at half-time in the second leg, Spurs appeared to have no hope in the Champions League (Adam Davy/PA)

Lucas Moura had other ideas and two goals in four minutes gave his side a shout of another miraculous comeback
Lucas Moura had other ideas and two goals in four minutes gave his side a shout of another miraculous comeback (Adam Davy/PA)

Lucas Moura File Photo
Moura then claimed the match ball with his third goal deep into stoppage time to win the tie for Tottenham (Adam Davy/PA)

And it all proved too much for manager Mauricio Pochettino
And it all proved too much for manager Mauricio Pochettino (Adam Davy/PA)

It was a night to remember in Amsterdam for Spurs
It was a night to remember in Amsterdam for Spurs (Adam Davy/PA)

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, right, and Alexandre Lacazette sent their side through to the Europa League final in Valencia
Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, right, and Alexandre Lacazette sent their side through to the Europa League final in Valencia (Nick Potts/PA)

Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick in Spain to send his side through to the showpiece final
Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick in Spain to send his side through to the showpiece final (Nick Potts/PA)

Arsenal kept their hopes of playing Champions League football alive next season
Arsenal kept their hopes of playing Champions League football alive next season (Nick Potts/PA)

After a nervy night at Stamford Bridge Kepa Arrizabalaga was the hero for Chelsea in a penalty shootout with Frankfurt
After a nervy night at Stamford Bridge Kepa Arrizabalaga was the hero for Chelsea in a penalty shootout with Frankfurt (Mike Egerton/PA)

Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt – UEFA Europa League – Semi Final – Second Leg – Stamford Bridge
The Spanish goalkeeper made two crucial saves as Chelsea made it through to the final (Mike Egerton/PA)

Chelsea players react winning the shootout, which sent them to an all-English final against Arsenal
Chelsea players react winning the shootout, which sent them to an all-English final against Arsenal (Mike Egerton/PA)

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