The view from Germany

Germany - A history of comebacks

October 20, 2012
By Uli Hesse
The most amazing thing about Germany's 4-4 draw with Sweden on Tuesday was not so much that one of the two teams managed to erase a four-goal deficit but that this team was not the German one.

For decades, it was a German speciality to come back from the brink, especially in important games. Nobody else pulled off this feat with such regularity.

Of course, the 1954 World Cup final comes to mind first, "The Miracle of Bern", when West Germany beat Hungary after going 2-0 down. ...

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