Xavi and former FCB man Thuram in the last meeting with Juventus / FCB

Barça and Juventus have crossed paths five times in European competitions in the past, but their meeting at the Olympiastadion in Berlin next June 6 will be their first for 12 years. Barça are looking to win the trophy for the fifth time, having last won it four years ago. Meanwhile, Juve are seeking a third European crown and the first for almost 20 years.

First meeting: Latin Cup

FC Barcelona and Juventus first met in the 1951/52 Latin Cup semi-finals, with the Catalans easing through to final by winning 4-2 with the goals scored by Manchón, Kubala and Basora. They’d go on to win the trophy by beating Nice at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Second time: Fairs Cups

The Vecchia Signora had to wait 15 years to get their revenge in the round of 32 of the 1970/71 Fairs Cup. Barça lost both legs 2-1 and Juventus marched into the final, which they lost on the away goals rule to Leeds United.

Game three: European Cup

In the 1985/86 European Cup, Barça and Juventus clashed at the quarter final stage. Barça won the first leg at the Camp Nou 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by Julio Alberto, and a draw in Turin was enough to seal passage to the quarter finals. Managed by Terry Venables, Barça went on to lose the final in Seville on penalties to Steaua Bucharest.

Fourth encounter: Cup Winners’ Cup

It was in 1990/91 that Barça and Juventus would next meet, and once again in a different competition. Barça made it through this Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final by winning 3-1 at the Camp Nou with goals from Stoichkov (2) and Goikoetxea and then a 1-0 defeat in Italy.

Last time: Champions League

The last time the two teams met was in the 2002/03 Champions League. That tie will always be remembered for the ill-fated period of extra time at the Camp Nou, which saw Juventus qualify. Barça had drawn 1-1 away in the first leg, the goal scored by Javier Saviola, but Nedved put the Serie A side ahead in Barcelona before Xavi took the game into overtime. It looked like the match was heading for penalties, but right at the end, Zalayeta scored for Juve and Barça were out


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