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King Messi assures Barca Europe Crown

Konig Messi sichert Barca Europas KroneCheers for the Catalans: Barca has the pot © SID-IMAGES/AFP/LLUIS GENE

The FC Barcelona have won the Champions League for the fourth time. The Catalans were United by in a one-sided final in London 3-1 against Manchester.

London (SID) - the near-perfect game art of FC Barcelona has celebrated a magnificent victory over football workers from Manchester United. The Spanish champions to the superior ball artist Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta gave the English a lesson in the final of the Champions League and secured the coveted club trophy in London's Wembley Stadium with a worked 3-1 (1: 1) for the fourth time. While Barca with his 11th triumph of the European record of arch-rivals Real Madrid equalled, England champions missed out on the long-awaited revenge for the 2-0-broke two years ago in Rome.

In a gripping and high-class meeting before 87.695 spectators, Pedro Rodriguez brought the favored Barca with his fifth goal in the ongoing competition lead (27.). Wayne Rooney was made in compensation for Manchester (34), Messi FIFA World Player provided the new Barca leadership (54), before David Villa setting the end (69.).

The two fan camps gave with the game idea on the way their teams arriving with choreographies. "We love football", was right about the block of the Catalans, Manchester should be with the "spirit of ' 68?, the spirit of the first European Cup triumph at Wembley won, any." The team of team manager Alex Ferguson began similarly engaged. Those who expected that hypnotic passing game with a bulwark in defence would meet United Barca, was deceived.

As in the final 2009, Manchester dominated the first ten minutes. Fast, aggressive, typical British - and always again a step more on the ball as Messi and co. indicative, Barca goalkeeper of Victor Valdes to help once knew is as the ball due to lack of scan station out to shoot. In the eighth minute, the courageous intervention of keepers prevented the possible behind a wide pass his counterpart of Edwin van der SAR to Rooney.

But two years ago in the eternal city Barca came up in the Cathedral of English football soon more. After a cross from Xavi posted, first wearing Barca's captaincy on the on the bench of sitting Carles Puyol, Pedro poked the ball from five meters just past, Rio Ferdinand had pull the left winger (16.). Again Xavi paved the way for the next opportunity with a pass to David Villa in the penalty area, but the striker also missed goal (20.). Shortly thereafter failed Villa at van der SAR, who played the last match of his career.

But in a 1-0 for Barcelona was the 40-year-old Klassekeeper no chance: A beautiful, gestreichelter with the Au?enrist of Xavi pass was Pedro, who was quicker to the ball as United captain Nemanja Vidic and cold vollstreckte. But Manchester gathered soon. After a one-two with Ryan Giggs, Rooney from around ten metres with the first shooting that 1: 1. Giggs was scored at Rooney pass easily on the sidelines.

In his last game, Manchester goalkeeper Edwin van der SAR kept the English first in the race and saved in dire need against Dani Alves (52.). Shortly thereafter the Dutch at Messis dream gate but had again looking up: the FIFA World Player resumed speed just before the line of the penalty area and met with a dry links shot into the right corner. It was the 12th strike in the ongoing competition for the 23-year-old FIFA World Player. Thus, he was a the record of the United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy from season 2002 / 03.

In the final, the irresistible Messi turned up further, set a together with the congenial Xavi and Iniesta Manchester defense to the giant Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand time before unsolvable problems. The 3: 1 by David Villa was the logical consequence. Messi dribble into the penalty area of United firmly, but the ball came to Sergio Busquets, who travelled to Villa. Villa had even more time to present the ball itself - 18 metres from the gate and chipped it in the right upper Torecke. Van der SAR it had to thank that the dream of the title not in a total nightmare ended the English.

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