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Barcelona vs Manchester United Head to Head Matches – Barcelona vs Man United History Team Records

Barcelona vs Manchester United: Barcelona and Manchester United are two of the most successful clubs in European football history. They have met each other on 15 occasions, with Barcelona winning six matches, Manchester United winning four matches, and five matches ending in draws.

Their most memorable encounters came in the UEFA Champions League, where they met in the final twice, in 2009 and 2011. Barcelona won both matches, 2-0 in 2009 and 3-1 in 2011.

Barcelona’s dominance over Manchester United in recent Champions League finals was avenged by the Red Devils in a thrilling Europa League playoff clash. United secured a 4-3 aggregate victory over the Spanish giants, with a crucial 2-1 win at Old Trafford on February 23. The home crowd roared as United overcame Pep Guardiola’s formidable side and booked their place in the next round.

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Barcelona vs Manchester United History

Barcelona and Manchester United have a long history of rivalry, with 15 encounters in total, six of which were won by Barcelona, four by United, and five ending in a draw.

The majority of their meetings have been in the Champions League, with 10 clashes from 1994 to 2019, and three more in the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Barcelona have had the upper hand in the Premier League era, especially in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals, where they outclassed United in Rome and London respectively.

Those finals were billed as the ultimate showdowns between the best teams in Europe, but United were no match for Pep Guardiola’s brilliant side.

Barcelona vs Man United Head-to-Head

Barcelona and United have had a huge gap between them — and the rest of Europe — for a long time, as Messi showed his brilliance to eliminate United from the 2018/19 Champions League with a stunning brace at the Camp Nou in the last eight.

But United have also had some memorable moments against Barcelona, such as Scholes’ 2008 rocket at Old Trafford that sent Barcelona home and put United on the path to glory in Moscow.The noise at Old Trafford was equally loud on February 23, after Fred and Antony scored to overturn a 1-0 deficit and secure their place in the 2022/23 Europa League Round of 16.

And even though they did not face Barcelona, the Camp Nou witnessed United’s greatest ever European night, when Solskjaer snatched the win against Bayern Munich with a 2-1 comeback.

Manchester United’s Double Final Sadness

United’s hopes of retaining their European crown in 2009 were dashed by Barcelona, who scored early and late in the Champions League final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Eto’o gave Barcelona the lead with a clinical finish, but it was Messi’s header that sealed the deal, as he rose above Ferdinand and Van der Sar to meet Xavi’s perfect cross.

Two years later, United had another chance to get even with Barcelona, who had narrowly beaten Real Madrid to the La Liga title, while United had cruised to the Premier League trophy.

But once again, Barcelona proved too strong for Ferguson’s men, as they dominated the final at Wembley. Pedro opened the scoring for Barcelona, but Rooney equalized with a brilliant strike. However, Messi restored Barcelona’s lead with a stunning solo effort, and Villa added a third with a curling shot.

Barcelona vs Man United Last Match

Manchester United avenged their Champions League defeat to Barcelona four years ago by knocking them out of the Europa League playoff round in 2022/23.

The first leg was a thrilling 2-2 draw at Camp Nou, with United scoring two goals in a row through Rashford and a Kounde own goal after Alonso’s early strike. Raphinha levelled the score to keep the tie alive.

At Old Trafford in the second leg, Lewandowski gave Barca a 1-0 lead at the break with a spot-kick, but United fought back again, Fred and Antony netting to make it 2-1 on the night and sending United through 4-3 on aggregate.

Barcelona vs Manchester United Team Records

DateCompetitionResultScorers
Feb. 23, 2023UEFA Europa LeagueMan United 2
Barcelona 1
Lewandowski (18), Fred (47), Antony (73)
Feb. 16, 2023UEFA Europa LeagueBarcelona 2
Man United 2
Alonso (50), Rashford (52) Kounde OG (59), Raphinha (76)
Apr. 16, 2019UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona 3 Man United 0Messi (16, 20), Coutinho (61)
Apr. 10, 2019UEFA Champions LeagueMan United 0 Barcelona 1Shaw O.G. (12)
May. 28, 2011UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona 3 Man United 1Pedro (27), Messi (54), Villa (69); Rooney (34)
May. 27, 2009UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona 2 Man United 0Eto’o (10), Messi (70)
Apr. 29, 2008UEFA Champions LeagueMan United 1 Barcelona 0Scholes (14)
Apr. 23, 2008UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona 0 Man United 0N/A
Nov. 25, 1998UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona 3 Man United 3Anderson (1), Rivaldo (57, 73); Yorke (25, 68), Cole (53)
Sep. 16, 1998UEFA Champions LeagueMan United 3 Barcelona 3Giggs (17), Scholes (24), Beckham (64); Anderson (47), Giovanni (60 pen), Enrique (71 pen)
Nov. 2, 1994UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona 4 Man United 0Stoichkov (9, 52), Romario (45), Ferrer (88)
Oct. 19,1994UEFA Champions LeagueMan United 2 Barcelona 2Hughes (20), Sharpe (80); Romario (34), Bakero (49)
May. 15, 1991UEFA European Cup Winners’ CupBarcelona 1 Man United 2Hughes (67, 74); Koeman (79)
Mar. 24, 1981UEFA European Cup Winners’ CupMan United 3 Barcelona 0Robson (23, 51) Stapleton (53)
Mar. 7, 1984UEFA European Cup Winners’ CupBarcelona 2 Man United 0Hogg O.G. (33), Rojo (89)

FAQ’s

Has Man United ever beaten Barcelona?

Out of 11 games, Manchester United won 3 (Scored 9 Goals, Average 0.8 per game), while FC Barcelona won 5 (Scored 14 Goals, Average 1.3 per game), and 3 games ended in a draw.

Who scored for Man United v Barcelona?

Antony scores late winner as Man Utd beat Barcelona 2-1 (Agg:4-3) to reach Europa League last 16 under ten Hag.

Who won UEFA Barcelona vs Manchester United?

Antony nets late winner as Man Utd overcome Barcelona 2-1 to progress in Europa League. Manchester United came from behind to defeat Barcelona 2-1 in the second leg of their Europa League play-off tie, securing a 4-3 aggregate win and a spot in the last 16.

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