Just a few days ago, Paris-Saint Germain scored a stoppage-time goal to draw the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Barcelona.

That goal could prove to be pivotal in the second leg, but what are the most valuable last minute goals ever? We take a look at the top five most important last-minute equalisers and winners in European football history. 

5. Arsenal vs Liverpool  | Premier League | 17th April 2011

Arsenal thought they had wrapped up the match after Robin van Persie converted a 98th minute penalty to make it 1-0. Then, a clumsy foul from Emmanuel Eboue on Lucas gave Liverpool a chance for an instant equaliser from the spot. Dirk Kuyt converted successfully which finally ended this dramatic game of football. The game was a heavy blow for Arsenal to take, who fell further behind in the title race. 

4. Chelsea vs Barcelona | Champions League |  6th May 2009

In the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, Chelsea were 1-0 up and on their way to have a re-match of the previous year's final against Manchester United. The Blues had dominated this match until the 93rd minute as Andres Iniesta equalised and took his team to the final on away goals.

3. Manchester City vs QPR | Premier League | 13th May 2012

It was the final day of the season and Manchester City were level with Manchester United in first place, but with a superior goal difference. This meant that they needed to win in order to ensure they won their first league title since 1968. 

As Manchester United were heading towards a win against Sunderland, The Citizens found themselves 2-1 down heading into stoppage-time. Manchester City fans feared the worst but Edin Dzeko gave them a glimmer of hope as he equalised in the 92nd minute. 

Yet it seemed very unlikely that Manchester City would win it, but Sergio Aguero had other plans as he scored the winning goal in the 94th minute and gave his team the title.

2. Real Madrid vs Real Zaragoza | La Liga | 10th June 2007

In the last match of the season, Real Madrid were 2-1 down and with Barcelona leading 2-1 against Espanyol, the Los Blancos were heading towards a 2nd place finish in La Liga. A dramatic change of events took place in the 88th minute as Ruud van Nistelrooy brought his team level and just 17 seconds later, Raul Tamudo equalised for Espanyol at Camp Nou, which gave Real Madrid the title.

1. Manchester United vs Bayern Munich | Champions League | 26th May 1999

It does not get bigger than this. It was the Champions League final and Bayern Munich were leading 1-0 in stoppage time. The Germans almost had their hands on the cup but the match wasn't over yet.

The equaliser came in the 91st minute as Teddy Sherringham scored for the Red Devils. It looked like Manchester United had done enough to force extra-time, but they had more in the tank as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the winner just seconds before the final whistle.


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