NEWS | 06/08/2017 | Antonio M. LealThe two teams have faced each other in competitive action on 10 occasions since April 1957.
Real Madrid and Manchester United are set to face each other in the European Super Cup, 60 years on from their first competitive clash. Over the course of this period, the two teams have locked horns on 10 occasions, all coming in the European Cup. The head-to-head reads four madridistas, four draws and two wins for the English club.
The Real Madrid-Manchester United history dates back to the semi-finals of the European Cup in the 1956-57 season. The Whites came out on top in the first clash at the Bernabéu 3-1, while the return leg at Old Trafford finished 2-2, sending the madridistas on the way to their second European title. The two rivals came face-to-face once again in 1968, again in the European Cup semi-finals, but this time the tie went the way of the English.
Their next meeting came in 2000, in the quarter-finals of what would be the Whites' eighth European Cup win, with the legendary Redondo back-heel in Manchester the standout moment. In 2003, Real Madrid came through another quarter-final tie, with Ronaldo netting a hat-trick at Old Trafford. The last competitive meeting between the two sides came in the 2012/2013 Champions League last-sixteen clash, which finished 1-1 at the Bernabéu before being resolved in the Whites' favour with a 1-2 victory in England.
Throughout this 60-year period of competitive action, twelve madridistas have found the net against Manchester United. The list is headed by Raúl (4 goals), followed by Ronaldo (3), Cristiano Ronaldo (2) and Rial (2), who also scored the first ever goal back in 1957. Di Stéfano, Mateos, Kopa, Pirri, Gento, Amancio, Figo and Modric complete the list.