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  • n. Plural form of fightback.

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Examples

  • Just nine months since taking his place in the Madrid dugout, the Chilean coach has his team firing on all cylinders: top of La Liga, unbeaten at home and fresh off a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Sevilla on Saturday that added another chapter to the club's history of famous fightbacks — known as remontadas.

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  • The shooting by the police of a teenager in Greece led to huge demonstrations and fightbacks because of the volatility of the situation people were facing and the depth of the crisis.

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  • United have won 18 and drawn 10 of their league fixtures this time around, but their ability to rescue seemingly lost causes with fightbacks at Villa and Blackpool has been the stand-out feature.

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  • The result - which sees Pakistan top Group A - was not without worry, though, as Brett Lee's figures of four for 28 in eight overs had threatened the unlikeliest of fightbacks.

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  • Newcastle United have staged one of the greatest fightbacks in Barclays Premier League history, claiming a 4-4 draw against Arsenal at St James' Park on a record day of goal-scoring.

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  • There were times when the Giants still looked in shock from their 47-0 mauling by Warrington a week ago, but they they twice produced fightbacks to close the gap to six points and did enough in the end to restore their pride.

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  • Stunning fightbacks like the one they produced to draw 3-3 at Stamford Bridge will certainly help their cause, if not Van der Sar's Sunday dinner plans.

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  • A defiant Muammar Gaddafi, meanwhile, vowed from hiding to battle on until victory as his forces launched surprise fightbacks on three fronts.

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  • There were times when the Giants still looked in shock from their 47-0 mauling by Warrington a week ago and, although they twice produced fightbacks to close the gap to six points, they finished the season with an eighth defeat in their last 10 matches.

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  • When Murray headed home Ambrose's left wing free-kick in the first period of extra time, even the United crowd sensed their side did not have the capacity to mount one of their usual fightbacks.

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