Arsenal had only conceded three goals in the 1993-94 edition of the Recopa, and beat Italian Parma by a single goal to win the final. Background · First leg · Second leg Arsenal qualified for the Super Cup as the current European Cup Winners' Cup Winners' Cup champion. It marked his debut at the event. The other place in the Super Cup went to Milan, winner of the 1993-94 UEFA Champions League.
Milan defeated Barcelona, the favorite before the match, 4-0 in the final, a result that earned the club its third highest European title in six years. Milan was participating in the event for the fifth time; before the match against Arsenal, they had won the Super Cup in consecutive years (in 1989 and 1990) and had been on the losing side twice (in 1973 and 1999). This was the first meeting between the two teams in competitive European football. The 1994 European Super Cup was a two-match soccer match between England's Arsenal and Italy's Milan.
For a long time it has been a source of discomfort and embarrassment for Arsenal that it has not yet been able to be called European champion despite being the biggest club in London. Roma is the fourth most successful club in Italy and last season it had the third highest attendance average in the country, higher than AC Milan and Juventus, but it has not yet translated it into success in Europe's main club competition.