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.

But somehow, Zenit managed to level the scores – and what a point it would have been. But they refused to settle for it…

And when the momentum’s against you…

Football really is a ridiculous game.

The Maccabi Tel-Aviv Twitter account was far from impressed.

You rarely see comebacks like this.

And the ridiculous statistics just kept on coming.

Drink it in, everybody.

Football, eh? What a silly game.


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