Breaking News: Barcelona Beats Manchester United


May 29, 2011

Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1: European Champions, 2010-2011

 

Lionel Messi was inspirational

Barcelona outclassed Manchester United at Wembley Stadium, London to retain the Champions League Cup 3-1. There was nothing Sir Alex Ferguson’s men could do to stop the Spanish champions who played brilliantly,dominating from start to finish.

CNN reports: “Lionel Messi scored one goal and created another on Saturday(May 28, 2011) to lead Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Manchester United and a third Champions League title in six years. Barcelona dominated possession at Wembley with trademark one-touch passing but needed the Argentina striker to conjure a 54th-minute solo strike from the edge of the area to take the lead for the second time.

Messi followed his 53rd goal of a remarkable season with a feint and run that eventually led to David Villa receiving possession on the edge of the area, from where the Spain striker curled a shot into the top corner.”

Lineups:

Barcelona: Victor Valdes, Dani Alves (Carles Puyol, 88), Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, Eric Abidal, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Pedro Rodriguez (Ibrahim Afellay, 90), Lionel Messi, David Villa (Seydou Keita, 86).

Manchester United: Edwin van der Sar, Fabio da Silva (Nani, 69), Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick (Paul Scholes, 77), Ryan Giggs, Park Ji-sung, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez.

Sorry MU fans, your team lost to a far superior team. Barcelona has proven once again that it is the best team in Europe.–Din Merican

11 thoughts on “Breaking News: Barcelona Beats Manchester United

  1. YES!!! And a fantastic match too. I know a few MU die hard fans who will be sulking for a few days now. Too bad.. Haha!

  2. Barcelona is simply the best. Manchester United could not produce their peak performance that was needed in Wembley to deny the Catalonians the title “Champions of Europe”.–Din Merican

  3. Well done, Barcelona. You taught MU how to play stylish and aggressive football last night with accurate pinpoint passing. You are Arsenal in terms of elegant football, but with a killer instinct, which the Gunners are not. Congrats to Pepe, the manager. As for Sir Alex, he should join Edwin Van der Sar in retirement.

  4. My friends Naseer, Hamid and Qadeer,

    Car &Company should have in stock a lot of Barcelona T-Shirts, jerseys, and related memorabilia. Football fans love winners. Second stringers don’t matter. Something is not right when a team loses in its home ground. That is humiliation through and through. –Din Merican.

  5. Everyone loves a winner. In sports only the one that comes on top is remembered. If you’re second best you’re forgotten the moment you leave the field.

    It was worth my time waiting till the wee hours of the morning to watch the final. From enticing anak mamis in Tanjong Bungah to a slow boat ride in the Mekong Delta. Still in a holiday mood, Bean. With my lady and cucu in Vietnam. Back home next Sunday.

    Cheers.

  6. Pingback: Iconic Match Reviews: Barcelona vs Manchester United, Champions League Final 2011. - El Arte Del Futbol

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