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Barcelona Wins Champions League

Lionel Messi had a dominant performance on soccer’s biggest stage, leading Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Manchester United for the Champions League title. The win marks Barcelona’s third Champions League title in six years, putting them into the discussion of soccer’s all-time greatest teams. Messi was masterful on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. Here is more from the AP and

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“I feel privileged,” Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said. “The way we have won is what I am most proud of. We want to play football.

“Lionel is the best player I have seen and probably the best I will ever see.”

Messi put Barcelona ahead to stay with his 53rd goal and helped create another score to give the Spanish league champion some breathing room.

Barcelona dominated play at Wembley Stadium with its trademark one-touch passing, but it needed the Argentine striker to conjure a 54th-minute solo strike from the edge of the penalty area to take the lead for the second time.

Messi leads Barcelona To Champions League Title

For many of you, a Champions League final match doesn’t fall under your list of can’t miss sporting events. However, for the soccer fans out there, it’s always must-see TV. And, Lionel Messi gave a must-see performance.

As far as Barcelona being in the discussion for greatest soccer team ever, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson claimed they were the best team he’d ever faced.

Wayne Rooney had a solid game for United, scoring in the 34th minute to tie the match at 1. Overall however, he was clearly outperformed by Messi, and United was outclassed by the English Champions.

It was the fourth overall Champions League Title for Barcelona.

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