FOLLOW CHAMPIONS-LEAGUE-FINAL

Barcelona v Manchester United classics

Barcelona and Manchester United to meet again on May 28 (credit: Sergey Chernov)
Manchester United and Barcelona will go head-to-head in the Champions League final on May 28 to determine who are the Kings of Europe.

The Wembley Stadium encounter will feature some of world football’s biggest names with the likes of Lionel Messi, David Villa and Wayne Rooney in action.

But this is not the first time these two teams have met in the final of a European competition.

So with this mouth-watering encounter just weeks away, Bettingpro is taking a look back at some past encounters between these two giants of European football.


Manchester United 2 Barcelona 1
European Cup Winners’ Cup final
May 15, 1991

United, who reached the final with an unbeaten record, finally broke the deadlock on 67 minutes when Bryan Robson’s free-kick was met by the head of Steve Bruce, and former Barcelona forward Mark Hughes applied the finishing touch.

The Red Devils doubled their advantage seven minutes later when Hughes beat the offside trap and knocked the ball past an on-rushing Carles Busquets. It looked as though the striker had taken the ball too wide but, from the right-hand side of the area, he produced a smart finish from a tight angle.

Ronald Koeman gave Barcelona hope with a trademark free-kick 11 minutes from time, but it was United’s night in Rotterdam.



Barcelona 2 Manchester United 0
Champions League final
May 27, 2009

Barcelona produced a masterclass in Rome to end Manchester United’s dream of becoming the first team to successfully defend the Champions League crown.

Barca went ahead on 10 minutes when Andres Iniesta fed Samuel Eto’o on the right-hand side of the area and the Cameroon ace cut inside Nemanja Vidic before firing beyond Edwin van der Sar.

Xavi’s curling free-kick struck an upright as Barca went close to a second, but they did double their advantage 20 minutes from time through Messi.

The match had been billed as a showdown of the world’s best two players in Messi and Ronaldo, but the Argentina star overshadowed his Portuguese counterpart and wrapped up the trophy for Barcelona when he headed home a Xavi cross.

comments powered by Disqus

All Champions League News

Recent Champions League News Articles

  • Champions League price boost - Get a NO-RISK 10/1 for Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC all to win at Paddy Power

    The group stage of the 2014/15 Champions League wraps up on Wednesday, and Paddy Power is marking the occasion by offering new customers a risk-free enhanced odds treble for the night’s action....

  • Champions League price boost - Get 5/1 (from 4/5) for Liverpool FC to beat Basel

    Champions League action resumes on Tuesday night and bookmaker Paddy Power have a fantastic price boost for new customers – 5/1 for Liverpool to win at home to Basel and money back if they don’t! ...

  • Top 3 No-Brainer Offers for the Champions League on Wednesday

    Plenty of bookmaker free bets, enhanced odds and money-back offers are available for Wednesday night’s Champions League matches – and we have picked out three of the best promotions. ...

  • Champions League treble price boost - Get 8/1 for Real Madrid/Atletico/Juventus all to win

    Champions League action continues on Wednesday night and bookmaker Paddy Power have a fantastic price boost for new customers – 8/1 for Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Juventus all to win and money back if any of them don’t! ...

  • Arsenal FC v Borussia Dortmund price boost - Get 9/1 Alexis Sanchez to score first at Betfred

    Bookmaker Betfred are offering new customers a fantastic price boost for the big UEFA Champions League game between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday – double the odds for your first bet, including 9/1 Alexis Sanchez first goalscorer! ...

  • Manchester City price boost - Get 3/1 for City to beat CSKA Moscow tonight at Winner

    Bookmaker Winner are offering a fantastic price boost for new customers on the Manchester City v CSKA Moscow match in the Champions League tonight – 3/1 for City to win! ...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo price boost - Get 3/1 at Winner for Ronaldo to score against Liverpool FC

    Bookmaker Winner are offering a fantastic price boost for new customers on the Real Madrid v Liverpool match in the Champions League on Tuesday – 3/1 for Cristiano Ronaldo to score at any time! ...

  • Champions League price boost - Get 6/1 for Arsenal FC to beat Borussia Dortmund at Winner

    Bookmaker Winner are offering a fantastic price boost for new customers on Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal – 6/1 for the Gunners to win! ...

  • Champions League price boost - Get 3/1 (from 2/9) for Liverpool FC to win on Tuesday

    Liverpool return to the Champions League for the first time in four years when they play Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday and you can capitalise on a fantastic price boost at Betfair Sportsbook – 3/1 for the Reds to win! ...

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 Schedule & Fixtures

    The draw for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League first knockout round continued the sense of déjà vu that also applied to the group stage, with holders Real Madrid and arch-rivals Barcelona being paired with familiar opponents. ...

  • UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 Schedule & Fixtures

    The draw for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League first knockout round continued the sense of déjà vu that also applied to the group stage, with holders Real Madrid and arch-rivals Barcelona being paired with familiar opponents. ...

  • Champions League last-16 - draw, dates, teams and who Premier League clubs could face

    The Champions League last-16 draw will be made on Monday, and here's what you need to know ahead of the knockout stages of the competition....

  • Roma v Manchester City betting - Money back at BetVictor if City exit Champions League

    Roma v Manchester City is the biggest game in the Champions League on Wednesday night, certainly from an English perspective - and bookmaker BetVictor will give money back if the Premier League champions bow out. ...

  • Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain price boost - Get 3/1 (from 2/5) for a Barca victory at Winner

    Bookmaker Winner are offering a fantastic price boost for new customers on one of Wednesday night’s top Champions League games - 3/1 for Barcelona to win at home to Paris Saint-Germain! ...

  • Champions League price boost - Get 5/1 for Chelsea FC to beat Sporting Lisbon at Unibet

    Chelsea host Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League tonight and you can back the Premier League leaders at huge enhanced odds with a new Unibet account. ...

  • Champions League tips - How to use the Bet £10 Get £30 Free offer at Betfred tonight

    Bookmaker Betfred are offering all new customers who register through Footballtips.com a £30 free bet when they place an initial £10 bet – and we advise the best way to use the offer on the Champions League tonight. ...

  • 888sport offering 6/1 Man City to beat Roma - all winnings in CASH plus £88 in free bets!

    Bookmaker 888sport are offering a huge price boost for new customers on one of Wednesday night’s biggest Champions League games - 6/1 Manchester City to beat Roma and all winnings to be paid in cash! ...

  • Champions League accumulator tips - Our 13/2 fourfold for Wednesday

    The 2014-15 UEFA Champions League group stage is completed on Wednesday evening and we have picked out an accumulator bet from the last eight games that pays just a fraction under 7/1. ...

More Stories

Claim your free bets

  • £200bonus
    1.
    £200 Deposit Bonus + 100% Euro Soccer Bonus

    bet365 offer all new customers a £200 deposit bonus when they register a new account, while you can also enjoy bonuses on winning Champions League accumulator bets. You can earn a bonus of up to 100% on your returns if you place accumulators on the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League.

  • £250bonus
    2.
    £250 free bets plus money back specials galore

    Paddy Power have £250 in free bets available when you register a new account with the Irish bookmaker, while you can enjoy money back specials on the big Champions League games.

  • £100bonus
    3.
    Use Promotion Code MAXCASH for £100 free

    Register with Ladbrokes using MAXCASH and you will qualify for a free matched £100 bet to get you started.

  • £10bonus
    4.
    Stan James £10 free bet

    Use the promotion code MAXIMUMBONUS to claim a free £10 bet on the Champions League right now! Stan James are one of the best bookmakers for football betting.

  • £Doublebonus
    5.
    Double your Odds at Betfred

    Betfred have an amazing new customer offer - register an account and they will double the odds of your very 1st bet regardless of what you bet on.

  • £20bonus
    6.
    Bet £5 get £20 free at Croal

    Coral are currently offering new customers the chance Bet £5 get £20 free at Coral when they register a new account and place a first qualifying bet. They have a first-class betting service for the Champions League including lots of enhanced doubles and trebles.

  • £50bonus
    7.
    Claim £50 free bets at BetVictor

    BetVictor are a fantastic bookmaker for football betting and regularly outperform competitors when it comes to their competitive odds. You can also enjoy £50 in free bets when you register a new account with this firm.

  • £25bonus
    8.
    Enjoy a 100% deposit bonus up to £25 in free bets

    Open a Unibet account today and you will get your first deposit matched up to £50. Play through your deposit once to use your bonus cash.

  • £30bonus
    9.
    Enjoy a free £30 bet at bwin

    bwin are the leading bookmaker when it comes to In-Play betting on football, with readers currently able to enjoy a free £30 bet on the action!

  • £50bonus
    10.
    Claim £50 in Champions League free bets

    Boylesports are offering you £50 in free bets for a limited time only! In the UK or Ireland? Text "MAX" to 51500 for a mobile only offer.

  • £88bonus
    11.
    Claim £88 in free bets

    888sport are offering new players up to £88 in free bets when they register a new account with this bookmaker.

Bookmakers

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Barcelona v Manchester United classics

Bettingpro is taking a look back at some past encounters between Barcelona and Manchester United.

Read more »