Champions League semi-finals: previous meetings – UEFA Champions League – News


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? delves into the archive.


Tottenham v Ajax

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: W8 D7 L4
Ajax’s record v English clubs: W7 D7 L8

Barcelona v Liverpool

Liverpool celebrate 2007 success against Barcelona

Liverpool celebrate 2007 success against Barcelona©Getty Images

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)

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: W41 D23 L21
Liverpool’s record v Spanish clubs: W14 D12 L12

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