Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Match discussion: Manchester United (cl final)

This evening at 8:45 pm bt,
Barcelona plays the Champions League final against Manchester United.





Manchester United squad list:
no list announced


Barcelona squad list:
Valdés, Pinto, Puyol, Piqué, Botía, Muniesa, Cáceres, Sylvinho, Xavi, Touré, Busquets, Keita, Gudjohsen, Iniesta, Messi, Eto'o, Bojan, Henry, Hleb, Pedro



Read a match preview here



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65 comments:

omar said...

OMG i cant wait this is gonna be such a good game and im really confident that BARCA can win it all i have to say is good luck :).

NouBarca said...

Me 2

Anonymous said...

I HAVE AN EXAM RIGHT BEFORE- CANT FOCUS ON EITHER OF THEM PROPERLY RIGHT NOW. WILL BE A GREAT DAY IF I ACE AD BARCA WINS. IM GOING CRAZY> THIS SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW

LeónDragón Orbe said...

...to all cules...want to call all of you out to play this song exactly 5 minutes before the game starts...know it sounds kitschy,but it's a song of a bud spencer movie,is called all for one and is all about unity...let every cules house unite with this song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wtiTxmvJaI&feature=related

believe me,it brings luck!!!!!

sashi said...

cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charles said...

Man I truly wish Pep would play Caceres on the right, bring Puyol into the central defence and let Yaya play in the central mid.

I dont like Yaya in the middle of the defence

hope we win though

LeónDragón said...

...a link to the scene,this song is from...it's one of the coolest scenes of big bud's movies...it's crazy...(song and scene starts at 1:56min.)...

LD said...

link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFjmKadP2VI

LeónDragón Espoir said...

barca
pep's eleven

valdes
puyol-toure-pique-sylvinho
sergio busquets
xavi-andres iniesta
messi-etoo-henry

...the starting (hopefully winning)11 this evening...

Anonymous said...

Champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RUMS said...

WE ARE THE CHAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOON

Source said...

Eto and Messi needed only one shot to score, how many did Ronaldo need apart from the free kick?

Visca Barca!!!

Nico said...

Total football, the best in the universe!
Well done guys have a crazy night VISCA EL BARCA VISCA CATALUGNA!!!!

etoto said...

YEAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I'm super happy!!!
For me, the man of the match was Pique, he was just a castle at the back clearing every corner.

Three titles in one season, that's just SICK!!! :D

Thank you Pep!!

koko=barca said...

Damn Barca is soooo gooooood. Congratulations to everybody.

barcan said...

Now God you can take me to you...a have lived my dream today.
Thank you Barca you make my life happier.

VISCA EL BARCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hamad_ali said...

thank u pep , ramzi , b4l , stigsby , nou barca , kamikazi and all the others . it's been a pleasure and an honour to support this dream team with u guys .
finally after all the previews , statistics and news , it's finally over .
one last question : is guardiola the first coach to win the treble in his first season ???

R10FCB said...

CHAMPIONS OF SPAIN, EUROPE AND THE WORLD!!!

the whole team played brilliantly, slyvinho was great on the left, puyol unbelievable on the right. pique and toure controlled the centre of defence, dont even get me started on the midfield! busquest was terrific, iniesta and xavi were brilliant of course.
and of course our two goal scorers.
We deserved that win and pep deserved it.
BARCA!!

semko said...

Campeeeeoneees camepeeoneeeees oleee oleee oleee!!!tripletaaaaaa

Anurag said...

perfecto!!

Messi108 said...

Thank you Barca you make my life happier.

VISCA EL BARCA !!

And congratulations everyone

Anonymous said...

PEP i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for the greatest season ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you iniesta, thank you eto'o, thank you xavi, thank you messi, thank you pepppppppppppppp

i need some days to realize what happend today

MiDO From Lebanon said...

Campeones !!! YAYA rocked in Center Back Position he didnt let any ball through !
Btw we can still win two more titles wich are : Spanish Super cup vs Bilbao so we can say this one is in the bag and the european super cup vs shakhtar or werder breman i think and thats pretty much guaranteed to Barca !!
FORCA BARCA !!! enjoy this night everyone !! Laterzzz !!

Aussie Barca Fan said...

BARCA = CATALAN = COMMUNITY = PASSION, LOVE & HUMILITY.

This win is for the Catalan people but also for the 'WORLD OF FOOTBALL.' The Catalan way of life through football was on display today.

BARCA = UNICEF = WORLDWIDE HUMANITERIAN SUPPORT.

Mes Que Un Club!

Anonymous said...

Campiones! Campiones! OLE! OLE! OLE!

Campiones! Campiones! OLE! OLE! OLE!

Campiones! Campiones! OLE! OLE! OLE!

Ondra said...

Brilliant. Extra - terrestrial. Divine.
FC Barcelona.

Meursault said...

Absolutely wonderful! Think of where we were this time last year and how quickly and well it has turned around.

A victory for beautiful, attacking football and for homegrown, humble players and staff.

So many positives for football and a true pleasure for those who've suffered the last couple of years of shame supporting this club.

Thanks pep etc for this blog and thanks to everyone at fc barca!

jester[HUN] said...

Barca is the greatest the chapions of europe thank you guys the best team ever!!!
Forca Barca!

The whole team was great but my man of the match was Toure Yaya because I love his style
Barca have won the trebele!!!
I don't know what to say or what to write it's unbeliveble!!!
Campiones!!!+! Ole!!!+!

source (TO) said...

A quote from Goal.com - "United were far better for the small matter of ten minutes, until Iniesta weaved his way between Anderson and Carrick as if they weren't even there, before weighting the simplest of balls into the path of Eto'o - a man so devastatingly out of form - who cut through the indomitable Nemanja Vidic and hammered it past Van der Sar at his near post."

Bram said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!

LeónDragón said...

...have no words...but nice to share this with all cules on this best and worthiest blog of the universe...even with the crazy ones...

Anonymous said...

Berautiful report at Fcbnews - http://www.oleole.com/blogs/fcbnews/posts/champions-league-final-barca-2-manchester-united-0

MrSledge said...

CAMPIONS 09!!!!!

What a stunning performance.

Força Barça!

Amar said...

MASTERCLASS! THE TRUE KINGS OF FOOTBALL HAVE RETURNED!
BRAVO FCBARCELONA!
It is truely more than a club.
Justice has been made in the world of football.
This is just devine...

FC BARCA said...

We are the champions of Spain and of Europe. Congratulations to all Barça supporters. Pep, thank you very much for putting this blog up and providing us with a great season of fun.
Visca El Barça!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James said...

This is the first season that I've watched pretty much every single game. Unforgettable.

Anonymous said...

the best team in the history

CAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

barc4life said...

this is one of the best days of my life. thanks every1. Btw does any one knows where i cud catch trophy posession video live from barcelona ??? thanks

A2J said...

Am so happy, thank you every1 from guys of this blog to every barca player,coach and workers in barcelona..THANK YOU

Inieeeeeeeeeesta said...

The ultimate fantasy isn't a dream anymore! Our team had done it all!

Sylvinho, you are a true barça hero, thanks for everything!

Eto'o, you've proven a lot of people wrong (including me)

Messi, never let go of your determination, you will be the best ever

Iniesta, incredible. Were you injured at al???

Pep, master. DOn't loose your focus because you will be a coach legend as well!

Thanks for this great forum, couldn't live without ittt!!!!
Grtz from antwerp

Anonymous said...

where is terry benables, anyone?
is he still alive?

ANTI-MADRIDISTA said...

To all those that said that CR7 was great...tell me, what good did his quick feet do? What did he accomplish with all that dribilling? He dribilled and held on to the ball like he always does only to be supressed by Pique and Puyol!

The better team won!

Congrats Barca Comrads. Well deserved victory against United.

ITS PARTY TIME IN SAN DIEGO TONIGHT

kamikaze kontiki said...

I feel a little guilty. I feel I should be jumping around in ecstasy BUT I know this pleasant glow is going to last a lot longer.

I LOVE BARÇA. I LOVE THE WAY WE PLAYED THROUGHOUT THIS SEASON. I WOULD HAVE LOVED THE TEAM HAD WE LOST. BUT WE WON AND THE PRIDE I CAN TAKE IN MY AFFECTION IS SOMETHING THAT CANNOT BE MATCHED !

Note to Puyol : Please let Xavi and Messi hold the trophy a little longer(and ok, Henry too)... coz these guys were reluctant to take credit in 2006 believing they had played little part in the truimph. Well, humble as they are, even they have to acknowledge their influence this time.

Isn't it fitting that the goals were scored by our most regular scorers this season Eto'o and Messi, the assist were provided by the most regular in this aspect, Iniesta and Xavi ?

Forgive my vindictiveness, but where are all you Eto'o haters, Ibra lovers? Was that another tap in that he scored ?

I have been similarly critical of Valdes but I will admit that he has saved us now and before, his reflex saves are awesome even if he still could do more on crosses and corners and in organising the defence but just for the vital role he has played I will no longer advocate selling him.

Let us not knock the contributions made by each player coz when Barça wins it is no Cronaldo or Messi that is responsible but the unified effort, where each player has the humility to believe in and work for each other . Yes, dont forget that even Guddy and Sylvinho and Caceres and Bojan (though maybe not Hleb) have played vital roles this season.

Barça couldn't have made a better decision than appointing Guardiola as manager. Hope he remains in charge until Xavi is ready to take over. Thanks to the members for electing Laporta and not backing Rosell who surely would have taken the more practical decision of appointing Mourinho.

ANTI-MADRIDISTA said...

TREBLE
TRIPLETE
MESSI HEADER
COPA, LLIGA, I CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Força Barça! Força Barça! Força Barça!

Anonymous said...

i always wonder who would be a good manager from this squad...lol
xavi..does he resembles a manager? :p

Jacob said...

Man Who?
.......Pathetic! Was to easy!

Ronaldo should had a red card.

EPL what?

Visca Barca!!! CHAMPIONS!

Charles said...

I am sorry but fuck you'all Eto'o haters on this site. Barca has won three champs league and Eto'o has his finger prints all over the last two...yet he never gets any respect from these fake ass Barca fans...you'all go get Ibra

corazonazulgrana said...

THANK YOU FC BARCELONA. YOU GAVE BACK TO FOOTBALL ITS TRUE MEANING. TO PEP GUARDIOLA AND ALL THE PLAYERS, NO EXCEPTION EVEN THOSE WHO COULD ONLY CHEER FROM THE BENCH, ETERNAL THANKS FROM ALL CULES.

@james, i watched every single game this season even copa del rey matches lol. lost a lot of sleep but it was all worth it.

Shaim said...

WE'RE SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!
BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!!!
BETTER THAN ANYONE!!!
ANYONE I'VE EVER MET!!!!!!!!

P.S. I wonder what must Gio Dos Santos be feeling at the moment???)))

rory said...

just...wow. wowowowowow.

such a beautiful season, such a beautiful game.

cruelsong said...

it's a dream... and dream comes true.....
BARCA BARCA BARCA... it's a clean sweep
never thought sylvinho would be 1 of the best defender in the finals
puyol enjoyed his attacking role
everyone is perfect...
thanks to u all

Gersonworld said...

The big 3.
3 years without trophy in cabinet.
3 years since the last CL title.
3 Tittle after 3 years without one.

John-Reid said...

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel I need to rate the players

Valdes - 7.5 - Made a couple wonderful saves, but didn't have too many challenges. Grate save against Ronaldo

Puyol - 8.5 - Simply wonderful. Led his team to glorious victory. Controlled Ronaldo and created chances in the front.

Pique - 9.5 - Stopped so many crosses and potential goals! Great game. He is the Puyol of the Future.

Toure - 8.0 - Did great for not being a natural Center Defender. Succesfully strong-armed Ronaldo and Manchester away

Sylvinho - 8.5 - Great job on the left. Was strong for the entire 90 minutes. Simply magnificent. He deserved this. This was most likely his last big game, and he did wonderful with a couple great crosses.

Xavi - 9.5 - Scoring would be the only other thing he could do. Great crosses and playmaking in general. Controlled the game.

Iniesta - 9.0 - Brillient runs and great passes. Definately in the Top 5 best players in the world.

Busquets - 7.5 - Did a very good job helping out the back. Solid, but not amazing.

Eto'o - 8.5 - The goal is the main thing that gets him this score. He created danger and did what was needed. This was his first strong game in quite a while. And what a great time to find his form!

Henry - 7.0 - Did decent for coming off from an injury. Wasn't able to do too much, but still played well and embarrased a couple of United Defenders.

Messi - 9.0 - Great header. Simply beautiful. Created chances and showed the world why he is the best. Not his best game, but still showed his talent on the world stage.

Keita - 7.5 - Did his part

Pedro - N/A

That's my opinion.
CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exarch said...

It was beautiful, even though it meant I didn't sleep b4 going o work!!!!

I knew Messi would score, but just not with his head....lol

Though I wished we had of won more by a even bigger margin ie 4-0, then I would tell those EPL Bigots, they were no different from bayern Munich.

Kinda had a feeling Man U might try to score first then revert to being a FULHAM, but didn't expect it to last just 9mins.

I understand Ronaldo sooo well now, he is sooo selfish. He really wanted to be the footballer of the yr and so tried sooo hard. Then when things turned bad became petulant. Why r all of Ferguson's pets so petulant, remember Beckham and his pathetic fouls!!!

Thank BARCA for bringing water to a football desert. I also want to thank the main players of this Blog for their wonderful work.

Stay happy and healthy everyone.

Alfrits John Robert said...

Best season. Barcelona is simply the best club in the world now.

The way they play is stunning, the ball keep flow from feet to feet; this thing which was reminds me how i love soccer :)

Aussie Barca Fan said...

The last time I was this happy was when I got married :-)

309 said...

Ramzi, I cannot wait for you to post the after-match analysis.


CAMPEONES CAMPEONES OE OE OE!

tero said...

What a great season and this crowns it all...I want to thank Barca, all who are making this wonderful blog and of course all fellow Barca fans...Let's celebrate, we deserve it!!!

Marc4barca said...

plzzz kami you know as well as i do manu came out and attacked that is the main reason why eto scored, don't think they will do it again and then all of u would be back for eto's head neither the less i would rather celebrate than argue about this but i remain by my morals that zlatan is needed and i won't switch because of 1 goal eto scored but now that won't happen so I'll just have to make do with eto.

now for the good part

CAMPEONE!!! CAMPEONE!!! OH EH OH EH OH EH. WE HAVE THE TREBLE AND NOW WE AIM FOR REALS 107 RECORD FORCA BARCELONA.

QUINTUPLE NEXT SEASON GUYS!!!

man i enjoyed the barca party with my friends even real fans were there, we did it for spain UP SPAIN!!!

BarcaManiac said...

VIVA BARCA, VIVA BARCA, VIVA BARCA ! TO ALL MY FELLOW BARCAMANIACS, CONGRATULATIONS, I CANT THINK OF WHAT TO SAY WITH THIS EXCITMENT !

blablabla37 said...

COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!
What a poor Manchester United, they were abysmal!
The one player who most positively stood out for me was Sylvinho. What a game he had!

And Scholes, go retire or something! What you did to Busquets was shocking! It could have ended his career! I was so surprised when Busquets got on his feet again and played without problem! Why Scholes wasnt shown a red is a complete mystery.

Pep, you surprised me big time with your starting eleven. I was a little scared, but you did it again! YOU ARE A HERO!!!

Barça, the first team to win the treble in Spain with a manager in his debut season! UNBELIEVEBLE!

blaugrana_uk said...

as a english cule i am so proud of barca you make me soo proud to be alive and to support this wonderful team, for me even tho im not a catalan i wud like to think this victory was for all cules who were supressed during the franco regime this victory was for all those who endured hardship and suffered this is for all thsoe who suffered the torment of franco, this is for you... thank you thank you thank you joan laporta you have done what no other president in barcas history has achieved with 2 euro cups, you simply are the best president ever you have given us our image respect and grace back i for one will always have you in my heart an will shed a lil tear when you depart cos you have made this club great again turned us into a club which makes a profit rather than bein deep in debt its a shame we cannot re-elect you because its shows what you have done!!!, everyone was fantastic an lets remember this was a makeshift defence and pep an tito did an amazin job in re-organising an makin the defence solid, for me pique was the true hero he headed away everything his positionbin an tackling was superb what made it for me was his speed he emphasised that when rooney had 5 yards on him crossed the ball low aimed for ronaldo an pique came flying in to clear it an to think the media here in england said pique wasnt that good well i think they were thinkin of the pique at united not the pique at barca who pepe has improved ten fold, yaya was amazing wat a versatile player he must never be allowed to go he filled in not one complaint an sacrificed for the team surely he deserves this new contract, syvinho was awesome an such a fitting sending off for him i wish him luck wherever he goes, puyol was a colossus i had my doubts as rb as that aint his best but he blew me out the water, xavi an iniesta were awesome an ran the midfield and titi messi an eto'o superb, i love you barca!!!

Exarch said...

That MORON Terry Venebles is still writing shit on Goal.com.

Not even a single apology or admission of his stupid prediction!!!!

F34K C$%NTS like him piss me off!!! Wanna GnP them the fish hook them b4 putting on the arm bar!!!!

i_love_boobs_and_barca said...

Now I love Barca more than boobs.

k-1 said...

Yea,this was perversion.
I waited for this all year.
Perfect revenge,perfect game,perfect night.
We are officially the best team in Europe.
To all of you,just be happy and enjoy the life!!!

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