Trailing 4-1 from the first leg of their quarter-final tie, Deportivo raced into a 3-0 lead in the return leg and, with 14 minutes remaining, clinched a 5-4 aggregate win when Fran volleyed in the Spanish side’s fourth goal of the night.
A four-goal first-leg deficit has been overturned in other Uefa competitions, by three other clubs:
Borussia Monchengladbach v Real Madrid (1985-86 Uefa Cup)
Real welcomed Borussia Monchengladbach for the second leg of a third-round Uefa Cup tie after the German side had won 5-1 at home, and the Spanish club secured a thrilling 4-0 victory to advance to the last eight.
Leixoes v La Chaux-de-Fonds (1961-61 Cup Winners’ Cup)
Leixoes were crushed 6-2 at La Chaux-de-Fonds, but the Swiss side buckled 5-0 at the Estádio do Mar in the return leg.
Partizan v QPR (1984-85 Uefa Cup)
QPR won the first leg 6-2 – which was played at Highbury as they couldn’t use the plastic pitch at Loftus Road – but lost 4-0 in Belgrade and went out on away goals.