Barcelona manager Pep Guardiolatook the time to give special praise to Messi, whom he said he moved back into the midfield in order to increase the tea… Manchester United's hopes of emulating their first European Cup final success here against Benfica in 1968 foundered as Barcelona deservedly repeated their win against Sir Alex Ferguson's side in Rome two years ago. Barcelona delivered a masterclass to inflict another Champions League final defeat on Manchester United as Lionel Messi inspired an emphatic victory at Wembley. United's thoughts were scrambled as Barcelona moved the ball around with ease. Last updated on 28 May 201128 May 2011.From the section Football. And as veteran Paul Scholes, who made a brief appearance as substitute, walked up to collect his losers' medal, thoughts turned to whether this was also his final bow as he considers his future at Old Trafford. Check out every official UEFA Champions League Man of the Match. The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final was played on 27 May 2009 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trademarks. Samuel Eto'o opened the scoring in the 10th … ... Background to 2009 final.
The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final was played on 27 May 2009 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. We tried to keep them under pressure and they played on the counterattack mostly. The final was played on 22 May 2010, at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid, in Madrid, Spain. The pattern of an entertaining game bore an uncanny resemblance to events in the Stadio Olimpico in 2009 as United started with optimism and intent before being swamped by Barcelona's brilliance. 25/01/2013 ... 03/07/2011 Live 2008/09 FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United FC: Report. Kingsley Coman's goal against his old club settled a tight final in Lisbon. The 2009–10 UEFA Champions League was the 55th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 18th under the current UEFA Champions League format. United's intentions were clear in the opening exchanges with a high-tempo approach designed to deny Barcelona time and space while pushing them back towards their own goal. The match was won by Barcelona of Spain, who beat England's Manchester United 2-0. He then played in Alves, whose shot was stopped on the line by Fabio before Xavi ripped in another finish that was held by the Dutchman. Villa has had a mixed first season at the Nou Camp but his enduring class was evident when he curled a precise shot high past the outstretched arms of Van der Sar after 69 minutes. Ferguson insisted he had learned the lessons of defeat in Rome but the same problems swiftly resurfaced as Barcelona stamped their authority on midfield and Messi roamed free to inflict damage, adding another Champions League final goal to the one that sealed victory against United in their previous meeting. The goal was coming and it duly arrived after 27 minutes. Paris had a great game, but so did we. United were out early for the second half, presumably with the words of Ferguson ringing in their ears, while Barcelona waited in the players' tunnel for the resumption. Barcelona were swift to regain their composure and almost restored their advantage seconds before the interval when Messi somehow failed to apply the final touch to Villa's cross inside the six-yard area. The Argentine took full advantage of United's failure to close him down 25 yards out by flashing a shot past Van der Sar with minimum backlift. After early encouragement, however, Barcelona settled into their smooth passing style and started to give United a rough ride as they struggled to maintain any measure of authority and control was lost. The match was won by Barcelona of Spain, who beat England's Manchester United 2-0. Ferguson cut an agitated figure in the technical area as he pleaded with his players to concentrate in the face of the Catalans' domination. We didn't concede a goal and that was the most important thing. United had hoped to add a fourth victory in Europe's elite club tournament to a record 19th domestic title - instead they received a brutal lesson in the standards they must achieve from the Barcelona benchmark. Bayern match winner Kingsley Coman has been named UEFA Champions League final Man of the Match. See who took the official award after every knockout stage match this season. The match determined the winners of the 2008-09 season of the UEFA Champions League, a tournament for the top football clubs in Europe.
The rest of the game was merely a conclusion of the formalities as Barcelona lifted the famous trophy for the fourth time and United were left to wonder how they can halt what seems to be an unstoppable force.
Messi was toying with United and Van der Sar was grateful to save with his legs as he threatened once more. During the match, UEFA.com users were able to vote for their man of the match; the public vote went to the scorer of Barcelona's second goal, Lionel Messi. And when it did, Barcelona simply picked up the theme that characterised the first half.
It was a hazardous occupation and the heavy price was finally paid after 54 minutes. Official UEFA Champions League and European Cup history.