Tomorrow night FC Barcelona heads to Portugal in search of another 3 points in the Champions League, you can read our preview of the game. Both teams recorded impressive wins in round one, Barca beating Royal Antwerp 5-0, and Porto coming away from Hamburg with a 3-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
This won’t be the first time that the two European powers have met, and we’re going to take a look at that history today.
Porto last won the Champions League back in 2004, and have two titles to their name. Whereas Barcelona have won the title on five occasions, with 2015 being the most recent trophy.
FC Barcelona vs. FC Porto – Head-to-Head
These two titans of football have met each other on 8 occasions with Barcelona holding the edge with 5 wins to 3 losses. Interestingly, there has never been a single draw in this fixture, but there have been plenty of goals, 24 in total with Barcelona edging it 15-9.
Barcelona have won the last 4 games between the two sides, and Porto have scored just two goals over the course of those four games.
FC Barcelona’s record in Porto
The current La Liga champions have made the trip to Porto on three separate occasions and have come away with just one win. But their most recent trip during the group stage of the Champions League in 2000 ended in success with Barca walking away with a 2-0 win thanks to goals by Abelardo and Rivaldo.
The last game between FC Barcelona and FC Porto
It’s been 12 years since FC Barcelona took on Porto in the Uefa Super Cup of 2011, a game that ended 2-0 thanks to strikes from Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas. The game was played at the Stade Louis II stadium in Monaco.
The first game between FC Barcelona and FC Porto
You have to go back all the way to 1972 to find the first game between the teams, which was in the first round of the Uefa Cup, a game that finished 3-1 to Porto in front of just over 18,000 fans. Flavio and Miglietti x2 scored on the day for Porto despite Barcelona taking the lead through José Antonio Barrios