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4th May '17 12:05:56 AM Lirodon
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* The Villanova Wildcats won the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's National Championship with a [[https://twitter.com/CauldronICYMI/status/717193050976419840 3-point buzzer beater]], marking the first time the March Madness tournament had ended in this fashion.

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* The Villanova Wildcats won defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Men's National Championship with championship with, for the first time in tournament history, a [[https://twitter.com/CauldronICYMI/status/717193050976419840 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-CDHXaATcc 3-point buzzer beater]], marking beater]]. On the first time North Carolina "Team Stream" broadcast of the March Madness tournament had ended in this fashion. game being broadcast by Creator/{{TNT}}, the commentators almost immediately fell silent, stunned by the last-second victory.
27th Apr '17 1:28:36 PM DarcyFoster
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* The Euro 2004 semifinal between Greece and the Czech Republic finished 0-0 in 90 minutes. As a result, the game went into extra-time, which, for this tournament, used the silver goal rule[[note]]if somebody was leading at half-time in extra-time, they won[[/note]]. At the end of the first-half, Greece had a corner that was played into the box, before being headed into the goal by Traianos Dellas, which gave Greece the lead and a place in the Final that nobody had predicted a minute later.
27th Apr '17 7:56:54 AM AhBengI
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* Probably more common in Rugby than you'd think - Since after the 80 minutes passes, play doesn't end until the next stoppage (and even then not if it's a penalty), a well disciplined team trailing by a narrow margin always has time to launch a final attack. Case in point: trailing 29-32 to South Africa by the 79th minute of their opening pool game in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Japan twice rejected taking an easy 3 points with a penalty kick, instead going for the win. Two penalties, one rolling TMO (due to an inconclusive rolling maul) and a couple of reset scrums later (resulting in a total of one lineout and ''four'' 5 metre scrums), substitute Karne Hesketh touched down in the corner with his only touch of the game in the 84th minute to seal an improbable victory.

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* Probably more common in Rugby than you'd think - Since after the 80 minutes passes, play doesn't end until the next stoppage (and even then not if it's a penalty), a well disciplined team trailing by a narrow margin always has time to launch a final attack. Case in point: trailing 29-32 to South Africa by the 79th minute of their opening pool game in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Japan twice rejected taking an easy 3 points with a penalty kick, instead going for the win. Two penalties, one rolling TMO (due to an inconclusive rolling maul) and a couple of reset scrums later (resulting in a total of one lineout and ''four'' 5 metre scrums), substitute Karne Hesketh touched down in the corner with his only touch of the game in the 84th minute to seal an improbable victory. Then there's the France vs Wales match during the 2017 Six Nations, which had ''[[OverlyLongGag 20 minutes]]'' of added time before France scored a converted try to edge out Wales 20-18.
23rd Apr '17 5:52:02 PM nombretomado
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* Cycling: TourDeFrance 1989. After winning the Tour de France for the first time in 1986, in 1987, Greg [=LeMond=] was seriously injured in an hunting incident; his recovery took two years. The last stage of the 1989 Tour de France was a time-trail; Laurent Fignon was leading [=LeMond=] by 50 seconds, by many considered to be a decisive lead, considering the final time trail was a mere 25 km. Using (for the time) unorthodox equipment (flat aerobars; teardrop shaped helmet), [=LeMond=] beat Fignot by 58 seconds, winning the Tour de France by the smallest margin ever: 8 seconds. That's 8 seconds after 22 days, 3,285 km and 87h 38m 35s of cycling (a difference of 0.0025%). [=LeMond=] would win the Tour de France for a third and last time in 1990.

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* Cycling: TourDeFrance UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance 1989. After winning the Tour de France for the first time in 1986, in 1987, Greg [=LeMond=] was seriously injured in an hunting incident; his recovery took two years. The last stage of the 1989 Tour de France was a time-trail; Laurent Fignon was leading [=LeMond=] by 50 seconds, by many considered to be a decisive lead, considering the final time trail was a mere 25 km. Using (for the time) unorthodox equipment (flat aerobars; teardrop shaped helmet), [=LeMond=] beat Fignot by 58 seconds, winning the Tour de France by the smallest margin ever: 8 seconds. That's 8 seconds after 22 days, 3,285 km and 87h 38m 35s of cycling (a difference of 0.0025%). [=LeMond=] would win the Tour de France for a third and last time in 1990.
22nd Apr '17 8:13:13 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' flashback scene, David Jackson (a baseballer, the pitcher for Barry Coleson's team) remembers a triple play the team made at the eleventh hour to seal the championship - perfectly exhibiting this trope, though whether David got lucky with the first part of the play and rolled from there or he was just that good is left ambiguous.

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* In a ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' flashback scene, David Jackson (a baseballer, the pitcher for Barry Coleson's team) remembers a triple play the team made at the eleventh hour to seal the championship - perfectly exhibiting this trope, though whether David got lucky with the first part of the play and rolled from there or he was just that good is left ambiguous.
22nd Apr '17 3:47:21 AM StarTropes
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* ''Film/SpaceJam'' does the same thing that ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' does, except its ''[[BigDamnHeroes Bill Murray]]'' showing up instead of the LoveInterest (Bugs had that with Lola) and Michael Jordan using his [[EleventhHourSuperPower unrealized Looney Tunes-type abilities]] to win the game and spare himself and the Toons from getting turned into amusement park attractions.
6th Apr '17 1:09:42 PM Willbyr
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* The anime adaption of ''InazumaEleven'' plays this straight in most of the matches, except the second season, in which TheWorfEffect takes places to show how badass the bad guys are when they debut.

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* The anime adaption of ''InazumaEleven'' ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' plays this straight in most of the matches, except the second season, in which TheWorfEffect takes places to show how badass the bad guys are when they debut.
22nd Mar '17 7:47:09 AM AhBengI
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* In badminton, a match is decided by a best of three games. Each game requires one side to win by scoring 21 points, or two more points than the opponent, whichever is higher. To shorten match times however, a cap of 30 points was added, so if the score is 29-29, the one who scores the next point wins the game. As a result, this trope comes into play when this happens in the third and final game of the match.

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* In badminton, a match is decided by a the best of three games. Each game requires one side to win by scoring 21 points, or two more points than the opponent, whichever is higher. To shorten match times however, a cap of 30 points was added, so if the score is 29-29, the one who scores the next point wins the game. As a result, this trope comes into play when this happens in the third and final game of the match.
22nd Mar '17 7:45:51 AM AhBengI
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* In badminton, a match is decided by a best of three games. Each game requires one side to win by scoring 21 points, or two more points than the opponent, whichever is higher. To shorten match times however, a cap of 30 points was added, so if the score is 29-29, the one who scores the next point wins the game. As a result, this trope comes into play when this happens in the third and final game of the match.
16th Mar '17 12:41:34 AM AhBengI
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** Earlier in the campaign, they needed to beat Olympiakos 1-0 or by 2 goals to progress to the knockout stage. Problem was, Olympiakos were the one leading 1-0 at half time, which meant they needed to score three goals given that they did not concede anymore. With three and a half minutes left, with the score at 2-1, [[TheCaptain Gerrard]] responded with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-P2UF9JIg this goal]] and the commentator promptly went berserk.

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** Earlier in the campaign, they needed to beat Olympiakos 1-0 or by 2 goals to progress to the knockout stage. Problem was, Olympiakos were the one ones leading 1-0 at half time, which meant they needed to score at least three goals given that they did not concede anymore.to progress. With three and a half minutes left, with the score at 2-1, [[TheCaptain Gerrard]] responded with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-P2UF9JIg this goal]] and the commentator promptly went berserk.
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