"Rams' victory would be greater than Liverpool's and Tottenham's return to the Champions League," says Ian Holloway

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The Derby County that beat Leeds United to take the place in the championship final would have been a great comeback compared to Liverpool and Tottenham in the Champions League.

Forget the Reds' stunning 4-0 victory against Barcelona's Ajax and Spurs against Ajax in the semifinals of the biggest competition in club football, as Ian Holloway believes that Frank Lampard's men can get the biggest comeback in recent weeks if they overturn a 1-0 deficit to win at Elland Road.

Frank Lampard's Derby lost only once in 12 games

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Frank Lampard's Derby lost only once in 12 games

The "Spygate" rivals will compete again Wednesday night with a clash between Wembley and Aston Villa and will shoot the promotion of the Premier League up for grabs.

Marcelo Bielsa's team is in style after winning 1-0 at Pride Park – the third win against Derby this season.

But with the attacker in the lead Kemar Roofe injured and with only one goal, the Rams are still very tied.

And Holloway believes that Lampard's accusations will eclipse the remarkable recoveries of the Champions League finalists if they make their way to Wembley.


Speaking at Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday, the former head of QPR said: "Last week we witnessed the most amazing series of comebacks in our football lives – the whole week was sensational.

"The city seemed to be down and out [against Leicester] until the strike by Vincent Kompany, then Liverpool against Barcelona, ​​unbelievable, and then Tottenham beat the Ajax with the last game kick. It was amazing!

"But if the Derby can go to Leeds and overcome the 1-0 deficit from the first leg, I would put this escape higher than everyone else.

In recent weeks we have been treated with an exceptional kick with Liverpool and Tottenham who reached the Champions League final

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In recent weeks we have been treated with an exceptional kick with Liverpool and Tottenham who reached the Champions League final

"Due to the history of Derby in recent years, they come to that big game and haven't been able to do it. This could turn that around.

"I can't wait to see the game.

"It's a huge test for Frank Lampard and that team.

"I think Derby can do whatever they want to do, even against the best team in the county at that level.

"It is only if they can hold their nerve and produce it."

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