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The only team Man Utd haven't scored against in the Champions League

Pin United have never scored against Villarreal. AFP
United have never scored against Villarreal. AFP

The only team Man Utd haven't scored against in the Champions League

Manchester United have played hundreds of matches in Europe, failing to score against just 3 teams: Torpedo Moscow in the UEFA Cup and Lazio in the Super Cup. They have scored against every team they have faced in the Champions League except one.

United have faced this team 4 times in the Champions League: all in the Champions League group stages. They are nicknamed the 'Yellow Submarine' and play at the Estadio de la Cerámica. Can you guess who it is?

 

Man Utd first played them in Spain in the 2005-06 Champions League group stages. The game ended 0-0 with star players such as Rooney and Ronaldo, as well as Fletcher, Ferdinand and Van Der Sar. Gerard Piqué was on the bench. The hosts had ex-United striker Diego Forlán while Antonio Valencia and Santi Cazorla were on the bench. Wayne Rooney was sent off that evening.

In the return fixture, the score was also 0-0 at Old Trafford. The Spaniards topped the group with United coming a measly 4th. The Spanish side got to the semi-finals after beating Rangers and Inter Milan on away goals before losing to Arsenal 1-0 on aggregate.

These sides met again in the Champions League 3 years later. The first match of the groups was 0-0 at Old Trafford. Tevez and Rooney were upfront for the hosts, with Pires playing for the away side. Giggs and Ronaldo were named on the United bench. On matchday 5 it was again 0-0, and both teams progressed to the last 16 with United winning the group. The Spaniards beat Panathinaikos in the last 16, but lost to Arsenal in the quarter-finals. United beat Inter the last 16, then Porto and Arsenal, and lost to Barcelona in the final.

 

Oh...by the way, the team was Villarreal!

Aidan Shearer

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