Topic: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

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Re: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

Here is my pick/preview:

Barcelona v Manchester United

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Date: Saturday, 28 May
Kick-off: 1945 BST
Referee: Viktor Kassai

Barcelona's last six games:
30/04/11     PRD     Real Sociedad     2 - 1     Barcelona
03/05/11     UCL     Barcelona     1 - 1     Real Madrid
08/05/11     PRD     Barcelona     2 - 0     Espanyol
11/05/11     PRD     Levante     1 - 1     Barcelona
15/05/11     PRD     Barcelona     0 - 0     Deportivo La C…
21/05/11     PRD     Málaga     1 - 3     Barcelona

Manchester United's last six games:
26/04/11     UCL     Schalke 04     0 - 2     Manchester United
01/05/11     PRL     Arsenal     1 - 0     Manchester United
04/05/11     UCL     Manchester United     4 - 1     Schalke 04
08/05/11     PRL     Manchester United     2 - 1     Chelsea
14/05/11     PRL     Blackburn Rovers     1 - 1     Manchester United
22/05/11     PRL     Manchester United     4 - 2     Blackpool

Head 2 Head:
27/05/09     UCL     Barcelona     2 - 0     Manchester United
29/04/08     UCL     Manchester United     1 - 0     Barcelona
23/04/08     UCL     Barcelona     0 - 0     Manchester United

There have been very few goals actually when these two have met in recent games and I believe that few goals is a good pick in this one as well. United will be looking to stop the likes of Lionel Messi and will be looking to keep clean sheets for as long as possible. Barcelona are pritty strong at the back with former United defender Gerard Pique a key player. The battle is likely to be on the midfield, but United have a VERY strong defence with Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the center.

Pick: Less than 2.5 goals.

Re: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

Here is a little news update for you on the day of the Champions League final:


Man Utd star backs Hernandez to make final impact
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has backed team-mate Javier Hernandez to make an impact in the Champions League final.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31552

Ferguson hails 'mature' Rooney
Sir Alex Ferguson says a 'mature' Wayne Rooney will relish tonight's Champions League final against Barcelona.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31545

Champions League final most lucrative on record
The Champions League final tonight will be the most lucrative on record.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31544

Guardiola warns Barca will have to play better than in 2009
Pep Guardiola has warned his Barcelona team that they must play better than they did when they beat Manchester United in 2009 to win the Champions League.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31541

Vidic warns against Messi obsession
Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic has warned his Manchester United team mates not to obsess over Lionel Messi when the sides meet on Saturday night.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31506

Hungarian to referee Champions League final
Viktor Kassai will be the man in the middle for the Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona on Saturday.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=31488


Will provide more news throughout the day!

Re: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

Some Barcelona jokes:

The big positive for Arsenal: Barcelona have ended their interest in Cesc Fabregas. Unfortunately they now want to sign Jack Wilshere...

A kid goes into a soccer store and asks the owner: “I would like to buy an official FC Barcelona jersey. Do you have any?”And the store owner replies: “Which one? The team jersey or the referee’s jersey?”


Anyone got any United jokes? or other Barca jokes?

Re: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

Who do you believe will win the Champions League final? Who will score the goals?

What do you think? Share your views!

Re: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

Barca are gaining most of the media attention which I think that may lead to them bottling it to be honest!
Fergie knows this is going to be one of his last chances as a  manager to win the competition and thats why i've gotta go with United!
1-0 win

Re: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

I believe United will line-up with this team today:

Van der Sar
Rafael (Fabio) – Vidic – Rio – Evra
Valencia – Park – Scholes - Carrick – Giggs
Rooney

Would be great to see Rooney up front with Hernandez, but expect United to start with five on the midfield.

But Ferguson could make some surprising changes in his team, but I am very confident that Park will start the game at least.

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who do you expect will start the game for United and Barca?

Re: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

Alex wrote:

Barca are gaining most of the media attention which I think that may lead to them bottling it to be honest!
Fergie knows this is going to be one of his last chances as a  manager to win the competition and thats why i've gotta go with United!
1-0 win

But Barca have a great team. lots of players who can make magic happen. United need player such as Park, Rooney and the defenders too play at their best tonight, to have a chance at beating the Spaniards!

who do you believe will start the game for United? and for Barca?

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Re: LIVE - Champions League: Barcelona v Manchester United

Barcelona will start with:
           Valdes
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Abidal
  Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
     Pedro-Messi-Villa

Manchester Utd will start with:
            Van Der Sar
Rafael-Ferdinand-Vidic-Evra
Valencia-Carrick-Giggs-Park
             Rooney
            Hernandez