Miraculously, the sides did it all over again just two months later. Once again these two teams met in the Cup Winners Cup; once again, United went in as the underdogs, but this time it was the final. Barcelona were clearly superior on the night but did not overwhelm United that much, winning courtesy of Graeme Hogg's own goal and Rojo's brilliant strike from distance. It was a night older United fans would never forget. This stage encounter between the two produced one of the most memorable matches between the sides, purely for entertainment value. Barcelona though had gone on to build an even fiercer team before including the likes of Stoichkov and Romario, who was fresh off the back of his World Cup-winning campaign with Brazil.
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It was Maradonas first game in England.
How that was about to change.
Ronaldo had his chance to prove his doubters wrong with a penalty in the second minute, but he blasted his pen over the bar to the jeers of the Barca fans. United took a lot of fans over to Rotterdam hoping to bring the European pride back to these shores and more importantly for themselves after a rather unremarkable season in which they finished sixth.
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|Barca went in as slight favourites, knowing if they scored they would have a huge advantage for the night.
An end-to-end game which either team could have won, was really amazing to watch, and still to this day, one of my favorite matches at Old Trafford.
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United took a lot of fans over to Rotterdam hoping to bring the European pride back to these shores and more importantly for themselves after a rather unremarkable season in which they finished sixth. They both flew through the stages of the competition before being drawn against each other at the quarterfinal stage; Barcelona were being led by arguably the greatest player of the time in Maradona, and United had a young Welshman in Mark Hughes Who would join Barcelona just two years later.
Inspired by Bryan Robsons brilliance, Manchester United went on to crush the Spanish giants and shock everyone by going through to the semi finals. United have already lost at home to Juventus and PSG in the Champions League this season and I feel the Spanish giants will edge what promises to be a cracking game with opportunities at both ends.