Arsenal's upcoming clash with AC Milan is arguably the tie of the Uefa Champions League so far and, somewhat surprisingly, will be the first time the clubs have met in a European knockout competition.

However, the sides did contest the European Super Cup in February 1995 - a two-legged affair between the previous year's champions in the European Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup.

Arsenal beat Parma 1-0 in the Cup Winners' Cup Final in May 1994 while Milan crushed Barcelona 4-0 in the Champions League showpiece later that month.

The Gunners headed to Italy in good spirits after a stalemate at Highbury in the first-leg, but goals from Zvonomir Boban and Daniele Massaro settled matters in Milan's favour at the San Siro.

The London game was notable as it saw the return of Paul Merson after a drugs ban. The England international played the last 17 minutes and afterwards manager George Graham said: "He showed a lovely touch and used the ball well."

Of those involved over the course of the tie, just two remain at their clubs - Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta for the Italians.

Arsenal 0 AC Milan 0
First Leg - 1st February 1995, Highbury
Attendance: 38,044
Arsenal: Seaman, Dxon, Winterburn, Schwarz, Bould, Adams, Jensen (Hillier 85), Wright, Hartson, Selley, Campbell (Merson 74).
AC Milan: Rossi, Tassotti, Maldini, Albertini, Costacurta, Baresi, Donadoni, Desailly, Simone, Savicevic (Di Canio 89), Massaro.

AC Milan 2 (Boban 41, Massaro 67) Arsenal 0
Second Leg - 8th February 1995, San Siro
Attendance: 23,953
AC Milan: Rossi, Tassotti, Maldini, Albertini, Costacurta, Baresi, Donadoni, Desailly, Savicevic (Eranio 89), Boban, Massaro (Di Canio 80).
Arsenal: Seaman, Dixon (Keown 66), Winterburn, Schwarz, Bould, Adams, Campbell (Parlour 76), Wright, Hartson, Merson, Selley.

 

AC Milan manager Fabio Capello

AC Milan manager Fabio Capello

Capello checks out the Highbury pitch

Capello checks out the Highbury pitch


 

David Seaman catches a cross

David Seaman catches a cross

Marcel Desailly chases Ian Wright

Marcel Desailly chases Ian Wright


 

Desailly challenges Ian Selley

Desailly challenges Ian Selley

Seaman saves from Marco Simone

Seaman saves from Marco Simone


 

Lee Dixon shackles Paulo Di Canio

Lee Dixon shackles Paulo Di Canio

Merson applauds at the final whistle

Merson applauds at the final whistle

 

A first-leg ticket

A first-leg ticket

A programme for the second-leg

A programme for the second-leg

 

George Graham at the San Siro

George Graham at the San Siro

Paul Merson passes Desailly

Paul Merson passes Desailly


 

Ian Wright's

Ian Wright's "goal" is disallowed

Wrighty can't believe it!

Wrighty can't believe it!


 

Milan lift the trophy, 2-0 on aggregate

Milan lift the trophy, 2-0 on aggregate

The victorious AC Milan team

The victorious AC Milan team


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