Champions League Final 2011: Barca v Red Devils

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL - BARCA V RED DEVILS

It is interesting to review history between the leading teams of the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga.

1. In 2009 Champions League Final -  Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0

2. In 2008  - The two legs of the Champions League semi-final - United forced a goalless draw in Barcelona and then won 1-0 at Old Trafford.

3 In 1999 - In the first group stage of the Champions League  drawing both encounters 3-3.

4 Both sides have three European Cup/Champions League titles to their name.

5 Both sides have already lifted the Champions League trophy at Wembley Stadium.

6 Both sides are chasing the superior European records of arch domestic rivals.

7 This is the 19th Champions League final since the old European Cup was modified in 1992-93 and Spain (5) head the list of winning nations (along with Italy) followed by England (3) and then Germany (2) with France, Portugal and Holland (1) also providing past champions.

8 The 18 previous finals have produced 45 goals total - an average of just over 2 goals per match.

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