Manchester United v Barcelona classical games

If story tells us zero else, it is that when Manchester United and Barcelona accommodate in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final, something noted will happen.

Naturally when dual such large clubs go conduct to head, a stakes are significant, and that has been a box in their 11 prior UEFA foe showdowns – including 3 one-off finals, dual home-and-away knockout ties and 4 organisation games. Here’s a story of their European encounters.

2011 final (Wembley): Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United
The teams’ final rival meeting, also Edwin outpost der Sar’s career adieu, was maybe Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona’s pinnacle: his front 3 of Pedro Rodríguez, Lionel Messi and David Villa all scored as Barça won a shot-count 19-4 (or 12-1 on target). Emotional scenes followed in a Royal Box when Éric Abidal, dual months after medicine to mislay a liver tumour, carried a trophy. Messi, Busquets and United aged child Gerard Piqué could underline this time too.

United dethroned in Rome

United dethroned in Rome

2009 final (Rome): Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United
Two years progressing during a Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Messi was again a scorer, settling a foe late on after Samuel Eto’o’s early opener. Guardiola’s Barcelona were not utterly as widespread as they would be during Wembley though they still outplayed a holders in a usually final to date where Messi has faced Cristiano Ronaldo (something that could change this term).

2007/08 semi-final: Barcelona 0-1agg Manchester United (0-0, 0-1)
In a sides’ many new two-legged tie, contingent champions United emerged winning interjection to a Paul Scholes idea 14 mins into a Old Trafford return. Ronaldo had missed an early chastisement during Camp Nou (with Piqué an new United sub) while Messi’s appearances in both legs were a initial of his 5 opposite a Red Devils in Europe.

United's 1999 Camp Nou glory

United’s 1999 Camp Nou glory

1998/99 organisation stage: Manchester United 3-3 Barcelona, Barcelona 3-3 Manchester United
The deteriorate was to finish with United overwhelming Bayern during Camp Nou though they had an progressing double date with Barcelona. At Old Trafford, United led 2-0 afterwards 3-2 usually to draw, and they also took 2-1 and 3-2 leads during Camp Nou with Rivaldo equalising twice. Even so, a outcome was not adequate for Barça, who unsuccessful to strech a knockout phase.

1994/95 organisation stage: Manchester United 2-2 Barcelona, Barcelona 4-0 Manchester United
At Old Trafford, Lee Sharpe’s strike 10 mins from time cumulative a 2-2 pull in a diversion where Mark Hughes scored opposite his former club. With Eric Cantona suspended, and Gary Walsh deputising for Peter Schmeichel due to a afterwards foe extent of 3 unfamiliar players per team, United were blown divided in a supplement in front of what stays a record group-stage throng of 114,273.

United applaud their 1991 win opposite Barcelona

United applaud their 1991 win opposite Barcelona©Getty Images

1991 European Cup Winners’ Cup final (Rotterdam): Manchester United 2-1 Barcelona
In a initial deteriorate after a five-year European anathema on English clubs, United got to a final and claimed a prize pleasantness of dual goals from ex-Azulgrana Hughes, notwithstanding Ronaldo Koeman shortening balance from a free-kick. It was United’s usually European Cup Winners’ Cup final, while Barcelona would win a record 4 of an unmatched 6 appearances in a decider.

1983/84 European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final: Barcelona 2-3agg Manchester United (2-0, 0-3)
Barcelona, starring Diego Maradona, did not make a 1984 final notwithstanding winning a initial leg opposite United 2-0. At Old Trafford, Bryan Robson struck on 23 and 50 minutes, his second fast followed by what valid a clincher from Frank Stapleton. Hughes played in both legs opposite his destiny employers.

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