Barcelona host Milan in this weeks Champions league hoping to overcome a 2 goal deficit. This will be the seventeenth time they have met in European competition with the Catalans claiming six wins and Milan just behind with 5. They have drawn on 5 occasions.

However in European Cup competitions head to head victories tell only half the story. Home and away legs combined with home and away group games can decide how teams approach individual games and when a win can still be a loss.

Milan this week could create a first as in knock out home and away ties Barcelona have progressed in all three. Milan claimed victory in the only final between them while in Champions league group games they have two wins each and have drawn twice. Their one meeting in the Super cup saw Milan victorious over two legs.

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