Manchester united football club: record v real madrid

Despite the frequency of these two European greats appearing in the later stages of the Champions League, tomorrow night will be only their ninth meeting.

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The previous eight took place in the knockout stages of Europe"s most prestigious competition & have produced two Manchester United wins, three Real Madrid victories & three draws.

Underneath the beauty & the brutality that have underlined this fixture spanning nearly 60 years, there have been 31 goals; however, only once did the English side progress.

Here are five of the most memorable meetings between the two teams.

5. Manchester United 1-0 Real Madrid

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April 24, 1968, Old Trafford. Manchester United 1-0 Real Madrid.

This was the third meeting between the two sides—the first in over 10 years & the semifinal of the European Cup.

Manchester United took the lead through George Best, the Irish forward turning home a cross from John Aston in the first half.

And as scoring went, that was that for the first leg.

Matt Busby"s side held out for a narrow 1-0 win to take with them to Madrid, in what would prove a fascinating fixture the following month.

4. Manchester United 2-3 Real Madrid

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April 19, 2000, Old Trafford. Manchester United 2-3 Real Madrid (aggregate 2-3).

Manchester United would have been reasonably happy with a 0-0 draw in Spain on April 4, 2000, but Real Madrid"s superb display in England sent the Red Devils crashing out of the Champions League.

United were unbeaten at home in 16 months, but an early Roy Keane own goal và two wonderful quick-fire second-half strikes from Raul Gonzalez left them with a mountain to lớn climb.

David Beckham pulled one goal back, a brilliant individual effort, and Paul Scholes scored a late penalty, adding little other than a bit of credibility to lớn the result.

Sir Alex Ferguson admitted (via đài truyền hình bbc Sport), "The best team won on the night," as Los Blancos knocked out the holders en route to lớn winning the competition.


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3. Manchester United 2-2 Real Madrid

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April 24, 1957, Old Trafford. Manchester United 2-2 Real Madrid (aggregate 3-5).

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The first meeting between the two teams was on April 11, 1957 in the semifinal of the second-ever European Cup.

At the Bernabeu, goals from Hector Rial, Alfredo di Stefano & Enrique Mateos would have had Madrid out of sight but for Tommy Taylor"s strike for Manchester United.

With trang chủ advantage, a United side featuring Bobby Charlton and Duncan Edwards would have fancied their chances, but goals from Raymond Kopa và Rial soon had them 5-1 down on aggregate.

Taylor and Charlton leveled on the night, but Madrid advanced to the final, winning their second of five straight European Cups.

2. Manchester United 4-3 Real Madrid

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April 23, 2003, Old Trafford. Manchester United 4-3 Real Madrid (aggregate 5-6).

Following a 3-1 defeat at the Bernabeu, speculation about David Beckham"s future & rumors of a boot to his face from Sir Alex Ferguson, this fixture was hotly anticipated.

It didn"t disappoint.

Fans were treated lớn a match of seven goals, dazzling attacking football, a Beckham cameo from the bench & Ronaldo—the Brazilian one—in destructible form.

Guti opened up Man Utd"s defense khổng lồ set up Ronaldo for the opening goal, only for Ruud van Nistelrooy khổng lồ scramble home an equalizer just before the break.

Ruthless Ronaldo soon put the game to bed, completing his hat-trick—his third a stunning drive past Fabian Barthez.

An Ivan Helguera own goal and a Beckham double—one a trademark không tính phí kick—salvaged little but pride for United, who won on the night but lost the tie. 

1. Real Madrid 3-3 Manchester United

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May 15, 1968, Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid 3-3 Manchester United (aggregate 3-4).

Heading into the tie, the sides were separated by a solitary George Best strike at Old Trafford 21 days earlier.

Real Madrid raced out of the blocks, though, & Pirri, Francisco Gento và Amancio Amaro put them 3-0 up before an own goal just before halftime gave United a sniff.

"We"re Manchester United, let"s have a go at them," barked Matt Busby at the interval, and they certainly did.

David Sadler leveled the scores on aggregate, và Bill Foulkes—one of the survivors from Munich—put United into a 4-3 aggregate lead.

George Best tried to địa chỉ cửa hàng more, but it ended 3-3, and the Red Devils advanced khổng lồ the final at Wembley, where they would eventually beat Benfica 4-1 after extra time.