The duel between Barça and AC Milan is a European classic, full of interesting facts and figures. Did you know…?
Images: arxiu Seguí / Miguel Ruiz (FCB).
► The game takes place exactly 110 days after Barça’s win against Man United at
► Barça and Milan have faced each other 11 times in official games, with both
teams winning four times and drawing three.
► The two met in the 1994 Champions League Final in Athens, when Johan Cruyff’s
Barça lost 4-0 to Fabio Capello’s legendary team.
►The time the two met in the Champions League, Frank Rijkaard’s team knocked
Milan out in the semi finals thanks to a goal from Ludovic Giuly at the San Siro.
► The most recent game was in the Gamper Trophy in 2010 when Barça won on penalties
after a 1-1 draw.
► Milan have failed to get beyond the quarter finals in the Champions League since they
won the competition in 2007.
► Barça are on a run of 9 wins and a draw in the competition at the Camp Nou.
► Barça have lost just one opening game in their 17 seasons in a Champions League group
► Milan have won their opening games for the last ten years.
► There are three ex-Barça players in the Milan squad: Mark van Bommel (2005/06,
Gianluca Zambrotta (2006-08) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2009/10).
► Javier Mascherano and Alberto Aquilani played together for Liverpool in the 2009/10
season, whilst Cesc Fàbregas and Mathieu Flamini (injured) were together at Arsenal between 2004
► English ref Martin Atkinson will be in charge of the game.