As Barcelona take on Liverpool in the Champions League Semifinals, we shall look at the head-to-head statistics between these two clubs.
Liverpool and Barcelona stormed into the Champions League Semifinals with comprehensive wins over FC Porto and Manchester United respectively. The Reds won the tie 6-1, whereas, the Blaugrana won the two-legged fixture 4-0. This is the first Semifinals in four years for Barcelona, whilst Liverpool are playing this stage for the second time on a trot after agonizingly falling short in the finals last season.
Barcelona have the main weapon in Lionel Messi, but the individual brilliance of Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo, Jordi Alba, and Gerard Pique cannot be brought into question. The same cannot be said of Liverpool because they play more as a team than Barcelona does and they do not rely on individual brilliance as the Blaugrana does on Lionel Messi.
Jurgen Klopp, whose side used to press relentlessly have totally changed the methods by moving to possession-based football. Even though Barcelona are superior passers, the Reds have the resilience to sit back, frustrate the opponents and hit them on a counter attack. It will be an interesting game and it is impossible to pick the winner out of these two.
The first leg will be played at Nou Camp on May 1 and the second part of the tie will be played at Anfield six days later.
Let us look at the head-to-head statistics between these two sides in Europe.
Barcelona Vs Liverpool Head-to-head Statistics
Total number of matches played: 8
Matches won by Barcelona: 2
Matches won by Liverpool: 3
Games drawn: 3
Matches played in Nou Camp: 4
Matches played in Anfield: 4
Goals scored by Barcelona: 6
Goals scored by Liverpool: 6
Most Goals for Barcelona (Current): –
Most Goals for Liverpool (Current): –
Liverpool were lastly defeated by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in early January. They struggled for results for the next two weeks, but the Reds fought back well to keep in touch with Manchester City for the Premier League title and in the hunt for the Champions League as well.
Barcelona have been on song, most recently with their 3-0 win over Manchester United. Girona were the last side to beat Barcelona in the Supercopa de Catalunya finals, but they have looked too good in the recent weeks.
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
💫 THE FINAL FOUR 💫
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 17, 2019
🗓️ SEMI-FINALS 🗓️
Tottenham v Ajax
🏴 Tuesday 30 April
🇳🇱 Wednesday 8 May
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 18, 2019
🙌 Here we go!
Liverpool will be our opponent in the semifinals of the @ChampionsLeague
First leg 👉 Camp Nou (April 30 / May 1)
Return 👉 Anfield (May 7/8)
This Thursday we will find out the definitive dates and times
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 17, 2019
— BeSoccer (@besoccer_com) April 17, 2019