A result in the first leg that breeds optimism: Barça have won the tie on seven occasions after winning with the only goal away from home in the first leg
A 1-0 victory in Europe bodes well for Barça. At Old Trafford the win came thanks to a goal with Barça DNA and Ernesto Valverde’s team laid the foundations for a possible place in the semi-finals of the Champions League League. On seven of the eight occasions that Barça have won 1-0 away in the first leg of a European tie they progressed to the next round.
The run begins with Salvador Artigas as coach
Season 1968/69. First leg last 16 Cup Winners’ Cup: Lugano 0 - Barça 1. Second leg 3-0 at Camp Nou
Season 1970/71. First leg last 64 Fairs Cuo: Katowice 0 - Barça 1. Second leg 3-2 at Camp Nou.
Season 1979/80. First leg last 16 Cup Winners’ Cup: Akranes 0 - Barça 1. In the second leg, 5-0 at Camp Nou.
Season 1988/89. First leg Cup Winners’ Cup: Aarhus 0 - Barça 1. 0-0 at Camp Nou in the second leg.
Season 2000/01. First leg last 16 of the UEFA Cup: AEK Athens 0 - Barça 1. Second leg, 5-0 at Camp Nou.
Season 2005/06. First leg semi-finals Champions League : AC Milan 0 - Barça 1. Second leg, 0-0 at Camp Nou.
Season 2007/08. First leg quarts Champions League : Schalke 04 0 - Barça 1. At Camp Nou Barça won 1-0 again.
The only time Barça have not made it through after winning 1-0 away in the first leg was in the 1980/81 season in the UEFA Cup when a 1-0 in Cologne was followed by a 4-0 defeat at Camp Nou against the Germans.
Eighth time lucky
History bodes well for the blaugranes after their 1-0 win in Old Trafford for the Club to make it eight at Camp Nou next Tuesday at 9.00pm CEST.