The year 2016 has been full of surprises and drama. Portugal won the Euros, Real Madrid’s La Undecima, Totti still playing with Roma, and many other occasions that make this year an exciting one in terms of football. Here is a list of top 10 last minute goals 2016 in football that brought tears to some and joy to others.
Top 10 Last Minute Goals 2016 in Football
10. Francesco Totti vs Torino
The 40 years old Italian playmaker Francesco Totti was apparently set to retire at the end of the last season. He was getting very little playing time under the manager. On march 8, Roma played Torino in Serie A. AS Roma was trailing till the 85th minute. Totti came in as a substitute and scored a goal to equalize. On the 90 minute, he netted a penalty to win the game for his team. His finished earned him a new contract with AS Roma and the 10th spot in our list of top 10 last minute goals 2016.
9. Lionel Messi vs Valencia
Barcelona and Valencia came head to head in the 9th week of the League this season at Mestalla Stadium. It was a tensed game with great pressing football from both sides. Barcelona opened the scoring, and Valencia made a comeback and was 2-1 up. An equalizer from Luis Suarez leveled the game. On the 91st minute, Messi was brought in the box by a Valencia player. Diego Alves tried to pressurize Messi by reminding him he last time the Brazilian stopped Messi from scoring a penalty. But Messi didn’t miss this time and Barcelona took home 3 points at the end of the game.
8. Adam Lallana vs Norwich City
Liverpool and Norwich City played the most dramatic game of the season 2015/16. Liverpool took the lead in the starting minutes of the game. Norwich City equalized and scored 2 more goals to make the score 3-1. Liverpool came back and scored 2 goals to make it all square at 3-3. James Milner gave the lead to Liverpool by scoring a counter attacking goal. Norwich City equalized just after 5 minutes. On the 94th minute, Adam Lallana struck an emphatic finish to make it 5-4 and won the game for Liverpool.
7. Thomas Muller vs Juventus
Juventus and Bayern Munich came face to face in the round of 16 of UEFA Champions league 2015/16. The second game of the fixture was played at Allianz Arena with aggregate score 2-2. Juan Cuadrado and Paul Pogba scored 2 for Juventus in the early minutes. Robert Lewandowski scored a header to make it 4-3. On 91st minute, Thomas Muller scored a goal to send the game to extra time.
6. Sergio Ramos vs Deportivo
Deportivo and Real Madrid played in the 15th week of this season’s La Liga. Real Madrid scored the first goal in the start of the second half. Deportivo made a comeback and score was 2-1 until the 84th minute. Real Madrid scored an equalizer in the 85th minute. And Sergio Ramos secured 3 points for Los Blancos at the 92nd minute.
5. Sergio Ramos vs Barcelona
El-Classico last weekend was full of drama with referee denying the penalties for both the sides. Moreover, the first half went goalless despite a number of chances created by the 2 camps. Suarez scored the goal opening goal of the game. Just when Barcelona thought they will return to the dressing room after reducing the point difference, Sergio Ramos scored a header and the game drew.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo vs Barcelona
The second Classico of the previous season also had a dramatic ending. Barcelona scored the first goal in the second half. Benzema equalized with an overhead kick. On the 89th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal to give Real Madrid the lead. And ended the unbeaten run of Blaugranas.
3. Eden Hazard vs Tottenham
Chelsea had a really bad season in the previous campaign. They played their second last game of the season against Tottenham, who were in a league title race with Leicester City. Tottenham scored 2 goals in the first half. Chelsea scored a goal in the start of the second half reducing the difference. Eden Hazard scored an insane goal and won Leicester City the premier league title.
2. Dejan Lovren vs Borussia Dortmund
Borrusia Dortmund and Liverpool FC played the semi-final of Europa league last season. The first leg summed up with a 1-1 draw. The second leg at Anfield was a drama. 8th minutes past the kick-off, Dortmund was 2 goals up. But a comeback from Liverpool made the score 3-3 by the 94th minute. In the added time, Dejan Lovren scored a goal that took Liverpool to the final.
1. Eder vs France
In the first position of the list of Top 10 Last Minute Goals 2016 is the Portugal’s Euro Cup winner. Eder scored a goal in the extra time against France to win the Euro Cup 2016 for Portugal.