After falling at the quarter-final stage to beaten finalists Atletico Madrid last season, Enrique’s Barcelona have made several summer changes and will be looking to reclaim the trophy they have won five times, with the last in 2015.
2015/16 Champions League top scorer
Luis Suarez (8 goals)
2015/16 league position
1st in La Liga
Luis Enrique – Winning the treble in his first season as coach of the Spanish giants was major success for the man who made over 200 playing appearances for the club.
Nou Camp. The 99,000 capacity is seen as a cathedral of football but it’s not been a great stomping ground for the Blues.
Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano all worked together at Barcelona during arguably the Catalonian’s most successful period ever. Current Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez played at City between 2011-13.
The teams have been drawn together twice in the Round of 16. In 2013/14, Barcelona won 2-0 and 2-1 in the two legs. In 2014/15, Barcelona again won both legs – 2-1 at the Etihad and 1-0 in Spain.
Best UCL/European Cup performance
Five-time winners including four triumphs in the last 10 years