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Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United, UEFA Champions League Finals - 27 May 2009

Barcelona (Eto’o 10′, Messi 70′) 2-0 Manchester United
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Competition: UEFA Champions League Final

Date: 27 May 2009

Kickoff: 18:45 GMT

Barcelona clinched the Treble as they humbled Manchester United in the Finals of the UEFA Champions League!
It’s a dream match in every sense of the word. Two of the most storied and successful franchises in the world, each led by a claimant to the mantle of “World’s Best Player,” and each on the verge of historical seasons, will battle it out for supremacy with the most coveted title in Europe on the line. Both teams will come into this match having secured their respective domestic league championship, which marks the first time that two domestic champions met in the Champions League Final since 1999. The winner that year was Manchester United. The place was the Nou Camp at Barcelona.

Quite simply the better side won on the night...
Barcelona out-thought and out-passed Manchester United. It sounds obvious but the first goal completely changed the game. Until then United were playing with aggression and verve and the tone was changed by the concession. This Barca side know how to play a team chasing the game and while United worked hard to get back into it, the second seemed inevitable. Man of the match? Xavi without question. He was outstanding.

Manchester United were outclassed in the Stadio Olimpico as Barcelona wrapped up the first ever La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League treble.

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