Bakero and Roche, before the game between Barça and PSG in 1995 / PHOTO: ARCHIVE FCB

History is on Barça’s side this Wednesday if we look at previous results against French teams at the Camp Nou, with six of the seven games ending in results that if repeated would see Barça through to the Champions League semi-finals.

FCB 2-0 Niza. UEFA Cup. 1973/74
Goals from Sotil and Díaz gave Barça a win that wasn’t quite enough after losing 3-0 in the first leg in France.FCB 1-4

Metz. Cup Winners' Cup.1984/85
The only result that if repeated would see Barça lose the tie against PSG. Despite winning 2-4 in France, in the return game on October 3rd, the team suffered a painful home defeat.

FCB 2-0 Mònaco. Champions League.1993/94
Two goals from Begiristain save Barça a win in the Group stage in the 93-94 competition which Barça ended up as runners up.

FCB 1-1 PSG. Champions League. 1994/95
A second half goal from Weah equalised Korneiev’s opener and Barça were eliminated after losing 2-1 in the second leg in Paris.

FCB 2-0 Lyon. Champions League. 2001/02
Kluivert and Rivaldo, from the penalty spot, gave Barça the win in the 2001/02 season’s Group Stage, with a 2-3 win following in the return game in France.

FCB 3-0 Lyon. Champions League. 2007/08
Once more, Barça were drawn in a group with Lyon and once again they won – Rijkaard’s side brushing aside the French team in the competition’s opening game.

FCB 5-2 Lyon. Champions League. 2008/09
After a 1-1 draw in the first leg in France, Henry (2), Messi, Eto’o and Keita saw Barça through to the quarter finals.