Stats talk: Man United poor against Barca, Liverpool & Chelsea enjoy impeccable record over opponents
The Champions League and Europa League draws have been conducted with perhaps the best pairing from a footballing perspective.
Manchester United and Barcelona pooling perhaps highlights the Champions League quarter-finals draw while the Europa League talking point revolves Arsenal landing Italian side Napoli. Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will clash in what will be an all-Premier League encounter. So who does stats favour to continue into the penultimate stage?
Previous match stats
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their previous six games against Porto in European competition (W3 D3), with the Reds scoring 12 goals and conceding just twice.
- Manchester United have won just one of their eight European Cup/Champions League meetings with Barcelona (D4 L3), losing both of their last two encounters in the 2009 and 2011 finals.
- Lionel Messi has scored 22 Champions League goals against English clubs; more than any other player in the competition.
- Manchester City have lost each of their four games against English opponents in European competition - twice against Chelsea in 1971 and twice against Liverpool in 2018.
- Arsenal won their only previous home game against Napoli in European competition (2-0 in the 2013-14 Champions League), with Mesut Özil directly involved in both goals for the Gunners (one goal and one assist).
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their previous six games against Czech opponents in European competition (W3 D3), keeping a clean sheet in four of the last five.
- Six English clubs will play European games in April, beating the previous record of five (set in 1966 and 2009).
- Chelsea beat Sparta Praha in the 2012/13 Europa League knockout rounds with an aggregate score of 2-1.
More information from Opta.