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Juventus and Barcelona: the final victories

Juventus have been European champions twice; FC Barcelona have won the trophy four times. UEFA.com looks back on the teams' seven previous final appearances.

Juventus v Barcelona: past European successes ©Popperfoto/Getty Images

FC Barcelona and Juventus will both play in their eighth European Cup final in Berlin; UEFA.com looks back on their previous seven appearances.

FC Barcelona

1960/61: SL Benfica 3-2 FC Barcelona
With Real Madrid CF having won the first five editions of the European Champion Clubs' Cup, the balance of power looked set to shift to another Spanish side when Barça beat their great rivals in the second round. Benfica had other ideas in Berne.

1985/86: FC Steaua Bucureşti 0-0 FC Barcelona (aet, Steaua win 2-0 on penalties)
Barcelona's nerve failed them in Seville, Steaua goalkeeper Helmut Duckadam saving all four of their penalties at the Rámon Sánchez-Pizjuán to ensure the wait for European Cup glory went on.

Barcelona 1-0 Sampdoria

1991/92: FC Barcelona 1-0 UC Sampdoria (aet)
"Go out and enjoy yourselves," were Johan Cruyff's last words to his orange-shirted players before they stepped out beneath the old Wembley twin towers and made it third time lucky for the club. A tight game came to life in extra time as a Barça side featuring 21-year-old Josep Guardiola pushed for a winner. Hristo Stoichkov struck a post before Ronald Koeman's spectacular free-kick flew past Gianluca Pagliuca with eight minutes left.

1993/94: AC Milan 4-0 FC Barcelona
A second title in three seasons appeared in Barça's grasp against opponents lacking first-choice centre-backs Franco Baresi and Alessandro Costacurta, yet Cruyff's 'dream team' were spectacularly dismantled in Athens. "When the third goal went in, we knew it was over," said Azulgrana goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta. "That was the worst night of my career." It was also the largest final defeat in UEFA Champions League history.

2005/06: FC Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal FC
Frank Rijkaard's men gained a numerical advantage with the 18th-minute dismissal of Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann but fell behind to Sol Campbell's header in Saint-Denis. Henrik Larsson came off the bench to save the day in his last match for the club, setting up both Samuel Eto'o's 76th-minute equaliser and Juliano Belletti's clincher four minutes later. "I couldn't have left on a better note," the Swede said.

2008/09: FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United FC
"I'm leaving [the job] right away, tomorrow – I can't do anything to top this," joked Guardiola after becoming only the sixth man to lift the European Cup as player and then coach, completing a domestic treble in his first campaign as boss. Barcelona had lost to United in the semis 12 months before, but dethroned the holders comfortably in Rome. Eto'o fired them in front on ten minutes, Lionel Messi's improbable towering header underlining their supremacy.

Barcelona 3-1 United

2010/11: FC Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United FC
The Catalans dominated throughout, though United got to half-time with the scores level at 1-1 after Wayne Rooney cancelled out Pedro Rodríguez's opener. Guardiola's side made their superiority count in the second half at Wembley, Messi and David Villa securing victory. "In my time as manager, this is the best team we've faced," Sir Alex Ferguson conceded. "No one's given us a hiding like that."


1972/73: AFC Ajax 1-0 Juventus
In the final for the first time, Juve lost out to an Ajax outfit who claimed their third successive European Cup courtesy of Johnny Rep's early goal in Belgrade. Juve would have to wait 23 years to exact revenge.

1982/83: Hamburger SV 1-0 Juventus
The Turin team's second final appearance ended the same way as the first, a thunderbolt from Hamburg midfielder Felix Magath inflicting another narrow reverse, this time in Athens.

1984/85: Juventus 1-0 Liverpool FC
"I especially remember that night, for all the wrong reasons," said Zbigniew Boniek of the Heysel final. "If people go to watch the European Cup final, it is absolutely ridiculous that they will never return home." A total of 39 supporters were killed in disturbances before the game. Michel Platini's penalty on 56 minutes clinched the trophy for Juventus, though there was little to celebrate.

Juventus 1-1 Ajax (aet, Juve win 4-2 on pens)

1995/96: Juventus 1-1 AFC Ajax (aet, Juventus win 4-2 on pens)
Jari Litmanen cancelled out Fabrizio Ravanelli's early strike for Juve in Rome, but Angelo Peruzzi was the shoot-out star, saving from Edgar Davids and Sonny Silooy to allow Vladimir Jugović to sweep in the decisive spot kick. Ravanelli said: "Ajax had a great, great squad at that time with wonderful players, but we were perfectly prepared, showing that spirit, heart and modesty can get you a result."

1996/97: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus
Heavily fancied to retain the prize they had won 12 months earlier, Juve were instead undone by a Dortmund side featuring former Bianconeri players Julio César, Jürgen Kohler, Paulo Sousa and Andreas Möller. Karl-Heinz Riedle's first-half brace left Marcello Lippi's men with it all to do and, though Alessandro Del Piero pulled one back, Lars Ricken's memorable third sealed their fate.

1997/98: Juventus 0-1 Real Madrid CF
Juventus were back again the following year, but again they came up short, Pedrag Mijatović's second-half effort earning Madrid their seventh continental crown.

2002/03: Juventus 0-0 AC Milan (aet, Milan win 3-2 on pens)
The only all-Italian UEFA Champions League final proved a tight affair, and it took penalties to separate the sides at Old Trafford. Clarence Seedorf and Kakha Kaladze missed for Milan; unfortunately for Juventus, so did David Trezeguet, Marcelo Zalayeta and Paolo Montero.