Definition of Remontada

What is the meaning of the term Remontada when it comes to football?

Remontada in Spanish language means comeback. The word is often used when a team is behind on goals and needs to turn things around in order to win. They need a big comeback or remontada.

One of the most famous comebacks in history is when Liverpool overcame the first half 3-0 deficit to AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final, to even the game up at 3-3 and eventually win the tournament via penalties.

The more recent 'Remontada' for the history books is the 2017 Barcelona win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. PSG won the first game in Paris 4-0 and Barcelona won the return match with the score of 6-1. Barca scored three times in the last few minutes of the game.

The King secures a big remontada for his team.  The Comeback.

Nothing beats a good remontada!


The most recent addition to this list is the epic Liverpool comeback vs. Barcelona in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Barcelona, led by Lionel Messi, beat the Reds 3-0 in the first leg at Camp Nou, but Jurgen Klopp's team did the unthinkable and beat Barca 4-0 in the 2nd leg at Anfield.


And how about the remontada the Spurs pulled on Ajax in the second leg of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League semi-final by overcoming a 0-1 first leg deficit and beating Ajax 2-3 in the second game in Amsterdam, with Lucas Moura completing his hat-trick in the fifth minute of injury time after his team was down 2-0 at half time.