It's not uncommon in sports for a team or individual athlete to suffer an upsetting defeat. However, sometimes they manage to win back beautifully through sheer will. We're going to tell you about the five best rematches in sports, at least according to

Oracle Team USA vs. Emirates Team New Zealand (Sailing)

In 2013, Oracle Team USA sensationally won the America’s Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing regattas. This team was fined two points by the judges for improvements to the catamaran that were found to be inappropriate.

Oracle Team USA was seven points behind contender Emirates Team New Zealand. According to the terms of the competition, the winner was the team that won nine races. This means that the Americans had almost no chance to win because with a score of 8-1 New Zealanders had to win only one race.

But Oracle Team USA performed a miracle by taking revenge and winning eight races in a row against all odds. The final score was 9-8.

New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons (American Football)

It was the 2017 Super Bowl. The New England Patriots lost the first half completely, so by the beginning of the second half they were 25 points behind the Atlanta Falcons. However, then the team managed to equalize, and in extra time to snatch the victory, 34-28.

Nothing like this had ever happened before, and the media immediately called this match “epoch-making.”

Barcelona vs. PSG (Soccer)

In the first leg of the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds in 2017, PSG thrashed Barcelona 4-0 (betting odds on the tournament are available on With that score, it seemed that the Parisians were guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals.

But the Catalans were not going to give up so easily. In the return leg, the team defeated PSG with a score of 6-1. The Spanish side scored three goals between the 88th and fifth extra minutes added in the second half. The French club were unexpectedly relegated from the tournament.

Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Fraser III (Boxing)

The “Thrilla in Manila,” as this fight was known, became one of the greatest fights that has ever been fought in the boxing ring. It took place on October 1, 1975, in the capital of the Philippines. Before the fight, the score of the confrontations between Ali and Fraser was a draw (1-1).

The revenge ended with Muhammad’s victory after 14 rounds. During the fierce fight, Frazier’s left eye became completely swollen, so the referee banned him from the final three minutes. Ali retained his WBC and WBA heavyweight titles thanks to the victory.

The Ring magazine named this dramatic fight the fight of the year, and many experts call “Thrilla in Manila” the best fight of the 20th century.

Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (MMA)

Any MMA fan will agree that Edgar and Maynard’s confrontation was the most intense.

They first met in April 2008, and the fight turned out to be very entertaining and competitive. Maynard won by unanimous decision, and Edgar was defeated for the first time.

In January 2011, Frankie Edgar was already the lightweight champion. But it turned out to be not so easy to take revenge. The next fight against the principal rival ended in a draw and was recognized as the best in 2011.

The trilogy came to a logical conclusion in the same year, when in the third fight Frankie Edgar knocked out Gray Maynard in the 4th round and defended the championship title.

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