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Champions League semi-finals: previous meetings

Barcelona take on Liverpool and Tottenham meet Ajax for a place in the final. Have they met before?

Liverpool and Barcelona last met in the 2006/07 knockout stage
Liverpool and Barcelona last met in the 2006/07 knockout stage ©Getty Images

This season's UEFA Champions League semi-finals are now confirmed – but how have things panned out when these teams have met in the past? UEFA.com delves into the archive.


Tottenham v Ajax (30 April & 8 May)

Spurs' Ricardo Villa in action against Ajax in 1981
Spurs' Ricardo Villa in action against Ajax in 1981©Getty Images

Ajax 1-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 3-0 Ajax
(agg: 6-1, 1981/82 European Cup Winners' Cup first round)

Mark Falco scored three goals across the two legs as Keith Burkinshaw's Spurs eliminated Kurt Linder's Ajax in the first round of the 1981/82 European Cup Winners' Cup, the sides' only previous UEFA encounters. Tottenham reached the semi-finals that season, losing to Barcelona.

Spurs' record v Dutch clubs: W9 D5 L3
Ajax's record v English clubs: W7 D7 L8

Barcelona v Liverpool (1 & 7 May)

Barcelona v Liverpool: past meetings

Barcelona 1-2 Liverpool
Liverpool 0-1 Barcelona
(agg: 2-2, Liverpool win on away goals, 2006/07 UEFA Champions League round of 16)

Liverpool 1-3 Barcelona
Barcelona 0-0 Liverpool
(2001/02 UEFA Champions League second group stage)

Barcelona 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-0 Barcelona
(agg: 0-1, 2000/01 UEFA Cup semi-finals)

The route to Madrid
The route to Madrid©UEFA.com

Barcelona 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-1 Barcelona
(agg: 1-2, 1975/76 UEFA Cup semi-finals)

Liverpool have won all three of the teams' two-legged European encounters, albeit always by very narrow margins. Two group stage games in 2001/02 balanced things out a bit more. The clubs' overall aggregate score over the course of their eight UEFA competition meetings is 6-6.

Barcelona's record v English clubs: W35 D21 L18
Liverpool's record v Spanish clubs: W14 D12 L12