Manchester Utd are the only unbeaten side in the Champions League this season (nine wins, three
draws).

Barcelona’s only defeat in the Champions League this season was in London, when they lost 2-1 at
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium last February.

Barcelona are the best attacking side in this season’s competition with 27 goals while Manchester United possess the best defence with four goals conceded in 12 games.

Barcelona are the only side to have completed more than 90% of passes in the Champions League
this season (90.9%), whilst Xavi and Sergio Busquets are the only players to have completed more
than 1,000 passes (1,103 and 1,035 respectively).

If Alex Ferguson lifts the trophy at Wembley, he will join Bob Paisley as the most decorated manager in the history of the Champions League/European Cup with three wins.

Barcelona have not failed to score in their last 20 Champions League games. The last side to stop
them from finding the net were Rubin Kazan in November 2009.

Barcelona were the last side to lift the Champions League trophy at Wembley when they won it in
1992 (1-0 v Sampdoria, after extra-time).

This is the seventh time Barcelona have reached the final of the Champions League/European Cup,
including three in the last six editions. They have won it three times and finished runners-up three
times.

Alex Ferguson is the third manager to lead a team to four Champions League/European Cup finals
(1999, 2008, 2009, 2011), after Miguel Muñoz and Marcello Lippi.

If Barcelona beat Manchester Utd at Wembley, Spain will overtake Italy in terms of most Champions
League/European Cup trophies. At the moment, they are tied on 12 trophies each, with England a
close third (11).

Lionel Messi is the top scorer this season in the Champions League with 11 goals. If he keeps hold
of top spot, he would become the first player to win it outright in three consecutive seasons in the
history of the European Cup. He is already Barcelona’s leading scorer in the history of the
competition (36 goals).

Edwin Van der Sar will become the oldest player to win the Champions League/European Cup if
Manchester Utd are victorious. The oldest player to feature in the final remains Juventus ‘keeper
Dino Zoff: he was 41 years and 86 days old when he played Hamburg in the 1983 final (lost 0-1).

This season in the CL:

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Stats from Opta




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