Which teams are best at coming back from adversity in games?
Even the best teams fall behind in games, and so the ability to switch to Plan B and get back into the games is the stuff of true champions!
Our Bouncebackability widget records each time a team falls behind and every time they bounce back to equaliser (note: it is possible to bounceback from a losing position more than once in the same game). We then calculate how many points each team has gained from losing positions, and rank the teams in order of their ability to bounceback!
The stronger teams may not fall behind as often, which is why we show the percentage of times they bounceback in games and also visualise the average time spent per match in winning, drawing and losing positions.
Bayern Munich didn't spend much time trailing last season - they only fell behind 10 times. Yet when they did they bounced back 80% of the time.
Newcastle United fell behind in 20 different matches last season - they lost 19 of them.
Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Wolfsburg each had 6 come-from-behind wins last season - the most in the top 5 leagues.
In the Top 5 European leagues last year there were 211 comeback wins (12%) - there have been 5 from 9 matches in the World Cup so far!