When: 21 March, 1984
Score: Man United 3-0 Barcelona
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CUP WINNERS CUP
Just when it appeared Man United’s European adventure was doomed, they do this.
Ron Atkinson’s team faced a mammoth task if they were to reach the last four, having lost 2-0 in the first leg at the Camp Nou.
And let’s face it, they weren’t that good back then, right? They had finished third in the 1982/83 season, but needed a replay to see off Brighton, who finished bottom of the First Division, in the '83 FA Cup final.
Plus, Barca had Diego Maradona in their side.
But with Bryan Robson as your captain, it seemed anything was possible and the skipper struck first and then again to level the game on aggregate.
It was the best atmosphere I ever experienced at Old Trafford
- Bryan Robson
A year earlier, future Man United boss Alex Ferguson was the toast of Scotland when his Aberdeen team stunned Real Madrid in the same competition to win their first ever European trophy.
It wasn't long before United triumphed in the Cup Winners Cup under Fergie...
WHEN ABERDEEN CONQUERED REAL MADRID (1983)
ARSENAL FIGHT BACK AGAINST SAMPDORIA (1995)