The Knowledge | A brief history of football’s most eye-opening penalty shootout comebacks

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“Last week, in their Ligue 1 relegation/promotion playoff quarter-final, Rodez beat Paris FC in a penalty shootout despite missing their first three kicks,” notes Neal Parsons. “Has this happened before?”

Before we answer the question, a moment please to reflect on the kind of match that only playoffs can produce. Paris FC, who were a man and a goal down from the 48th miunte against Rodez, scored a 96th-minute equaliser to take the tie to penalties. When they were 2-0 up after three penalties apiece, they had nine toes in the playoff semis. And then it all went wrong, big time: unbelievably, Rodez scored their next three and Paris FC failed to score theirs.

Gordon Cowans scores Wolves 1-3 Sheff Wed

Andy Pearce misses Wolves 1-3 Sheff Wed

David Kelly scores Wolves 2-3 Sheff Wed

Chris Bart-Williams misses Wolves 2-3 Sheff Wed

John de Wolf scores Wolves 3-3 Sheff Wed

Chris Waddle misses Wolves 3-3 Sheff Wed

Don Goodman scores Wolves 4-3 Sheff Wed

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