United set up tenth one-nation final

Manchester United FC's win against FC Barcelona has ensured that a tenth major UEFA club competition will feature two domestic rivals contesting the showpiece.

Milan and Juventus met in the 2003 final
Milan and Juventus met in the 2003 final ©UEFA.com

English first
United will meet either Liverpool FC or Chelsea FC in this season's UEFA Champions League final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on 21 May in what will be only the second final contested by two English teams in the history of the European Champion Clubs' Cup and UEFA Cup. The first was when Tottenham Hotspur FC defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers FC over two legs in the inaugural UEFA Cup final in 1971/72.

All-Spanish tie
Two previous UEFA Champions League finals have been played between sides from the same nation. Spain set the ball rolling in 1999/00 as Real Madrid CF defeated Valencia CF 3-0 at the Stade de France, with goals from Fernando Morientes, Steve McManaman and Raúl González, while the 2002/03 final saw AC Milan meet Italian rivals Juventus, with the former prevailing 3-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

Italian dominance
That game in Manchester was the most recent of five all-Serie A continental finals including four UEFA Cup showpieces. Juventus beat AC Fiorentina 3-1 over two legs in the 1989/90 final, while FC Internazionale Milano prevailed 2-1 on aggregate against AS Roma the following year. In 1994/95, Parma AC beat Juventus 2-1, also after home and away matches, while Inter beat S.S. Lazio 3-0 in the one-legged 1997/98 final at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

German showcase
There has been one all-German final to date, in 1979/80 when Eintracht Frankfurt beat VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach on away goals, losing 3-2 away but winning 1-0 at home. The semi-finals of that competition also featured four sides from the former West Germany. More recently, the 2006/07 UEFA Cup final was contested by two Spanish sides, with Sevilla FC beating RCD Espanyol 3-1 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Glasgow.

UEFA club competition finals featuring clubs from the same association
(not including UEFA Intertoto Cup or Inter-Cities Fairs Cup)
Season
Competition (venue)
Team 1
Score Team 2
2007/08 UEFA Champions League (Moscow) Manchester United FC
  Chelsea FC/Liverpool FC
2006/07 UEFA Cup (Glasgow)
Sevilla FC
2-2 aet
(3-1 pens)
RCD Espanyol
2002/03 UEFA Champions League (Manchester)
AC Milan
0-0 aet
(3-2 pens)
Juventus
1999/00
UEFA Champions League (Paris)
Real Madrid CF
3-0 Valencia CF
1997/98
UEFA Cup (Paris) FC Internazionale Milano
3-0 S.S. Lazio
1994/95 UEFA Cup
Parma AC
1-0, 1-1 (2-1 agg) Juventus
1990/91 UEFA Cup
FC Internazionale Milano 2-0, 0-1 (2-1 agg) AS Roma
1989/90 UEFA Cup
Juventus 3-1, 0-0 (3-1 agg)
AC Fiorentina
1979/80 UEFA Cup
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
3-2, 0-1 (3-3 agg*)
Eintracht Frankfurt
1971/72 UEFA Cup Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
1-2, 1-1 (2-3 agg)
Tottenham Hotspur FC

*Eintracht Frankfurt won on away goals
UEFA Cup finals played over two legs prior to 1997/98

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