There are few things in sports more thrilling than watching a game end at the last minute. Tension rises as a team battles to win the title or a player hopes to achieve their dream. Businesses often use last-minute goals as a way to stay in business and do well. Sometimes, these goals are simple things like making sure that you have enough food for your next meal or ensuring that you have enough money for your needs. Other times, the goal might be something more complex, such as finding a way to get through an emergency. Whatever the goal, last-minute goals are a powerful tool that can help a business stay afloat during tough times. There are a few last-minute goals in football history that really stand out. Some of these matches changed the outcome of a tournament or qualifying match.
Liverpool vs West Ham
Liverpool will try to keep going in the right direction when they play West Ham at Anfield. They just beat Manchester City 1-0. A defeat would see them fall into the relegation zone, but a win should send them into the top half of the table.
Liverpool got off to a good start as they pinned West Ham back and Alisson saved a penalty from Jarrod Bowen. However, West Ham began to grow into the game, and a goal was always on the cards.
Tottenham vs Manchester City
Harry Kane scored his 200th Premier League goal to help Tottenham overcome Manchester City and stay in the top four. He also surpassed Jimmy Greaves on the all-time list of goal scorers.
It was a fine display from the Spurs, as they looked comfortable for much of the game. But City was not going to give up their lead after halftime, and they came back to win 4-2.
Barcelona vs Zaragoza
There’s nothing quite like a last-minute goal to add drama to a game. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a world-class player winning the ball from the opposition or an entire team scoring in the final minutes of a match, the excitement and emotion are unparalleled in football.
Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history to beat Argentina 2-1. It’s a stunning turnaround for a side that started the tournament in dismal form.
England vs Germany
Germany had a 2-0 lead and looked set to secure a memorable win. However, in the 87th minute, Nick Pope fumbled the ball and Kai Havertz scored.
The Three Lions were on a losing streak and on the cusp of relegation, but Gareth Southgate’s men fought back to score two goals in the final nine minutes. Harry Kane then added a third.
Manchester United vs Bayern Munich
In 1999, Manchester United trailed Bayern Munich 1-0 in the Champions League final and pulled off an incredible comeback to win 2-1. Now, on the 23rd anniversary of the match, one United fan captured video footage of this stunning comeback, and it has gone viral!
With the match going to stoppage time, Teddy Sheringham flicked on a David Beckham corner and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prodded the ball home. It was the most stunning comeback in history and it left the Germans stunned.
Barcelona vs Chelsea
When Barcelona and Chelsea come together, there is always a lot of excitement. Whether it’s in the Champions League or a friendly, the game is sure to be memorable.
That’s what happened in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League semi-final between the two clubs. In the end, Barcelona scored a last-minute goal that shocked the world and sent them through to the final.
Manchester United vs Liverpool
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford scored the goals that gave United a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford. It was a well-deserved win because United played as they had never played before. It was a response to intense criticism after a 4-0 hammering at Brentford nine days earlier, and it certainly lived up to Erik ten Hag’s big calls.
United started the game much the better side and it was only a matter of time before their tempo picked up. Anthony Elanga’s cross was well met by Sancho to slot past Alisson.