FC Barcelona's 2–0 first-leg victory on the road is one that has always held up

FC Barcelona's 2–0 first-leg victory on the road is one that has always held up

It's happened nine times before for Barça in European competition; they have always gone through and have never lost the return leg

FC Barcelona 2–0 win at Arsenal on Tuesday night in the first leg of the UEFA Champions last 16 was, unquestionably, an excellent result. It may not appear to be such a wide margin, but the away goals rule says that it is. In any case, history says it was great for Barça, who have never been knocked out — or even lost — after such a first-leg score. Here are the precedents:

 

Outcomes for Barça in Europe after winning the first leg 2–0 on the road.
SeasonReturn leg score
Round Competition
1959/60FCB 5-1 AC MilanLast 16 European Cup
1961/62FCB 4-1 Estrella RojaLast 32 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
1963/64FCB 3-1 ShelbourneLast 32 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1980/81FCB 1-0 Sliema WanderersLast 64 European Cup
1986/87FCB 2-0 Bayer UerdingenLast 16 UEFA Cup
1988/89FCB 5-0 Ram ReikjavikLast 32 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
2000/01FCB 1-0 Club BrugesLast 32 UEFA Cup
2010/11FCB 1-1 Real MadridSemi-finalsUEFA Champions League
2013/14FCB 2-1 Manchester CityLast 16 UEFA Champions League
2015/16FCB ¿-? ArsenalLast 16  UEFA Champions League
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