A year after their first official game, City and Barça are set to meet in Europe once again/ PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Up until this year, Manchester City and FC Barcelona had never met in an official game – though there had been a number of friendlies between the two sides – but with the Champions League draw again pitting them against each other in the last 16, the stage is set for the second clash between the two in the space of a year.

The two clubs have played six friendlies against each other, with the English side appearing in the game to mark the Club’s seventy fifth anniversary in 1974 and the 2009 Gamper Trophy, whilst Barça travelled to Manchester for the inauguration of the City of Manchester Stadium in 2003.

In the last 16 of last year’s Champions League, Gerardo Martino’s team won 0-2 at the Etihad and 2-1 at the Camp Nou to book a spot in the quarter finals.

Here are the stats of all the games between the two clubs:

02-06-1952. Les Corts (Barcelona). Friendly
FC BARCELONA-MANCHESTER CITY 5-1
FC Barcelona: Velasco (Caldentey, 46), Calvet, Brugué, Segarra, Escudero, Bosch, Torra, Aldecoa, Kubala, Moreno and Gràcia.
Manchester City: Trautmann, Branagam, Rigby, Westwosrd, Paul, McCourt, Meadows, Williamson, Smith, Spurdle and Clarke.
Goals: Kubala (19’, 21’, 56’), Torra (20’), Gràcia (68’).

08-05-1957. Les Corts (Barcelona). Friendly
FC BARCELONA-MANCHESTER CITY 3-2
FC Barcelona: Estrems, Seguer, Biosca, Gràcia, Flotats, Segarra (Bosch), Tejada, Villaverde (Sampedro, 30), Martínez (Vicedo), Evaristo and Camps.
Manchester City: Trautmann, Leivers, Ewing, Sear, Phoenix, Paul, McCiellans, Kirkman, Jonstone, Hayes and Clarke.
Goals: Villaverde (9’), Tejada (77’), Sampedro (78’).

12-11-1974. Camp Nou (Barcelona). Friendly (75 anniversary game)
FC BARCELONA-MANCHESTER CITY 3-2
FC Barcelona: Sadurní, Rifé (De la Cruz, min 46), Gallego, Marinho (Juanito, min 78), Albaladejo, Migueli, Juan Carlos, Marcial, Heredia, Cruyff and Sotil.
Manchester City: McRae, Barret, Donachie, Henson, Clarck, Oakes, Jummerbee, Bell, Marsh (Leman, min 46), Keegan and Tueart.
Goals: Juan Carlos (3’), Cruyff (53’), Marinho (59’).


15-08-1986. Municipal Huelva. Torneig Colombino (semifinal)
FC BARCELONA-MANCHESTER CITY 1-1*
FC Barcelona: Urruti, Gerardo, Migueli, Julio Alberto, Víctor (Pedraza, min 70), Fradera, Carrasco (Clos, min 80), Calderé, Robert, Hughes and Marcos (Esteban, min 70).
Manchester City: Suckling, Reid (Brigthwell, min 41), May, Clements, McCarthy, Redmond, Davies, McNab, Christie (Kinsey, min 23), Baker and Wilson.
Goals: 1-0 Robert (16'); 1-1 Wilson (50').
*Manchester City won 3-4 in the penalty shoot out


10-08-2003. City of Manchester (Manchester). Friendly (City of Manchester Stadium inaugural game)
MANCHESTER CITY-FC BARCELONA 2-1
Manchester City: Seaman, Sun Jihai, Sommeil (Dunne, min 74), Distin, Tiatto, Wright-Phillips, Bosvelt (Barton, min 74), Sinclair (Sibierski, min 74), Ali Benarbia (Berkovic, min 30), Anelka (Wanchope, min 63), Fowler (Macken, min 63).
FC Barcelona: Rustu, Puyol, Andersson (Gerard, min 46), Reiziger, Òscar López (Ros, min 83), Xavi (Márquez, min 83), Cocu, Quaresma (Saviola, min 46), Ronaldinho (David Sánchez, min 83), Kluivert (Iniesta, min 63), Overmars.
Goals: 1-0 Anelka (34’); 1-1 Saviola (58’); 2-1 Sinclair (67’).


19-08-2009. Camp Nou (Barcelona). Trofeu Joan Gamper
FC BARCELONA-MANCHESTER CITY 0-1
FC Barcelona: Pinto, Montoya (Alves, min 46), Fontàs (Henrique, min 63), Puyol (Bartra, min 31) (Piqué, min 63), Maxwell (Muniesa, min 63), Touré (Thiago, min 46), Sergio Busquets (Keita, min 46), Gudjohnsen (Jonathan Dos Santos, min 46), Pedro (Messi, min 46), Bojan (Ibrahimovic, min 46) and Jeffren (Gai Assulin, min 54).
Manchester City: Given, Zabaleta (Garrido, min 65), Dunne, K. Touré, Onuoha, Weiss, Wright-Philips (Tripper, min 81), Ireland, Barry (Etuhu, min 69), Petrov and Tévez (Bellamy, min 64).
Gol: 0-1 Petrov (27’).


18-02-2014. City of Manchester Stadium (Manchester). Champions League Round of 16 first leg
MANCHESTER CITY-FC BARCELONA 0-2
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Jesús Navas (Nasri, min 57), Yaya Touré, Fernandinho, Kolarov (Lescott, min 57), David Silva and Negredo.
FC Barcelona: Víctor Valdés, Dani Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Sergio, Iniesta, Alexis (Neymar, min 57), Messi and Fàbregas (Sergi Roberto, min 85).
Goals: 0-1 Messi (53’); 0-2 Dani Alves (89’).


12-03-2014. Camp Nou (Barcelona). Champions League Round of 16 second leg
FC BARCELONA-MANCHESTER CITY 2-1
FC Barcelona: Víctor Valdés, Dani Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Sergio, Iniesta, Fàbregas (Sergi Roberto, min 86), Messi and Neymar (Alexis, min 79).
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Milner, David Silva (Negredo, min 72), Yaya Touré, Nasri (Jesús Navas, min 73) and Agüero (Dzeko, min 45).
Goals: 1-0 Messi (66’); 1-1 Kompany (88’); 2-1 Dani Alves (90’).