In the past days we saw some of the best fighting football this season.
Atletico Madrid-2 vs FC Barcelona-0 (Champions league)
Atletico came into the match 2-1 down on aggregate.Thanks to Fernando Torres they did score a crucial away goal.You can also blame Torres for losing them the match with his furious fighting tackles wich resulted in a very bad red card.
In the second leg the Atletico players were transformed into football soldiers.Barcelona did not get one second with the ball without a Atletico soldier fighting them off.Atletico were unfortunately punished for their aggression with four yellow cards.But this did not stop one Atletico soldier,Antoine Griezemann from shooting two arrows into the still beating heart of Barcelona,knocking the favourites out of the competition.
Liverpool-4 vs Borussia Dortmond-3 (Europa league)
Liverpool came into the game leading on away goals from their 1-1 draw in the first leg.
The first ten minutes of the game could be witnessed from space, with lots of lights being switched off from around the world as most Liverpool supporters switched off their TV’s and went to bed.Dortmond scored two quick goals.
In the Liverpool dressing room at half time Jürgen Klopp told his players to create a story they would one day tell their grandchildren.
In the 48th minute some lights started to flick on again.Divock Origi scored for Liverpool.The moment was short lived as Marco Reus broke Liverpool hearts and scored a sublime goal.But this was good.The broken heart was replaced with the heart of a warrior.The Liverpool players soked up the energy of the crowd and scored in the 66th minute(Coutinho), 77th minute(Sakho) and finally in the 91st minute(Lovren) to make the score 4-3 and sending Anfield into joyful merriment.
These teams show us that even though you have talent without fight that talent is worth nothing.
What are some of the best fight backs you have seen?