28 de mai de 2011

UEFA Champions League - Final




Barcelona  3 - 1 Man.  United













Ryan Giggs, Lionel Messi, Michael Carrick


Lionel Messi, Rio Ferdinand


Iniesta, Michael Carrick


Pedro


Wayne Rooney




Lionel Messi, Nemanja Vidic


Edwin van der Sar


Ryan Giggs, Xavil


Messi




Josep Guardiola


Man of the match

Lionel Messi


Lionel Messi

Match statistics
BarcelonaMan. United
3Goals scored1
12Attempts on target1
4Attempts off target2
6Corners0
38' 54''Possession (time)22' 11''
63Possession (%)37
5Fouls committed16
2Yellow cards2
0Red cards0




barcelona

Barcelona

man. united

Man. United

1
Víctor ValdésVíctor Valdés (GK)
Yellow Card85'
1
Van der SarEdwin van der Sar (GK)
2
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
Yellow Card60'
Substitution88'
3
EvraPatrice Evra
3
PiquéGerard Piqué
5
FerdinandRio Ferdinand
6
Xavi HernándezXavi Hernández (C)
10
RooneyWayne Rooney
Goal34'
7
VillaDavid Villa
Goal69'
Substitution86'
11
GiggsRyan Giggs
8
IniestaAndrés Iniesta
13
Park Ji-SungPark Ji-Sung
10
MessiLionel Messi
Goal54'
14
HernándezJavier Hernández
14
MascheranoJavier Mascherano
15
VidićNemanja Vidić (C)
16
BusquetsSergio Busquets
16
CarrickMichael Carrick
Yellow Card61'
Substitution77'
17
Pedro RodríguezPedro Rodríguez
Goal27'
Substitution90+2'
20
FabioFabio
Substitution69'
22
AbidalÉric Abidal
25
ValenciaAntonio Valencia
Yellow Card79'

Substitutes

38
Oier OlazábalOier Olazábal (GK)
29
KuszczakTomasz Kuszczak (GK)
5
PuyolCarles Puyol
Substitution88'
7
OwenMichael Owen
9
BojanBojan Krkić
8
AndersonAnderson
15
KeitaSeydou Keita
Substitution86'
12
SmallingChris Smalling
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
Substitution90+2'
17
NaniNani
Substitution69'
21
AdrianoAdriano
18
ScholesPaul Scholes
Substitution77'
30
Thiago AlcántaraThiago Alcántara
24
D. FletcherDarren Fletcher

Coach

Josep Guardiola (ESP) Sir Alex Ferguson (SCO)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Assistant referees

Gabor Erös (HUN), György Ring (HUN)

Fourth official

István Vad (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Mihaly Fabian (HUN), Tamás Bognar (HUN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
Josep Guardiola, Barcelona coach
I feel privileged to have these players. We've asked them to work hard and I'd like to congratulate everyone who's worked towards this. We played much better than in Rome [in 2009] – at the end of that final I said we'd played a good game, but when I looked at it again I wasn't that impressed. That served its purpose because we played much better today and created more chances than two years ago. The way we won is what I'm most proud of – this is how I want to play football.
We scored the first goal but still anything could have happened. United created problems – this is a team that wins its league title practically every year. We pressed the ball a lot, we were on top of [Michael] Carrick and [Ryan] Giggs and that shows the quality of our team. You'll always have problems in the Champions League final but we had less problems than in Rome – we had more chances and we made more.
While Carles Puyol has been out for three months, I think a player who had a liver tumour [Éric Abidal] is the one who suffered most. Players are human beings and you need to look at that too. Whether you win or lose there's a human quality and Carles made a great gesture to Éric which is to his credit.
United are a spectacular team, I have admiration for Sir Alex Ferguson and even more after tonight. Over four years they've been in three finals and that says it all. It's a great honour to [be called the best team in Europe] – that Sir Alex says it about our team is the best compliment. Lionel Messi is the best player I've seen, the best I will ever see probably. We have good players but without him I don't think we'd be able to make that decisive leap. Messi is unique, a one-off, and I hope he'll stay happy. Let's hope everything continues to go well and the club is sufficiently intelligent to put the team around him that he wants.
I'm so happy to be here as coach of these guys but it's not an easy job. I'll continue for one more year and then we'll see. My life is decided by passion and when that's gone I'll go home and rest a little bit – and try to get that passion back. My future will be very tough – at another club, to find these type of players ... but maybe that will be a challenge for me to go to another club and find these kind of players. To be at a huge club like United for 25 years, create new teams and new teams – my admiration is unbelievable.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager
We knew we were up against a good team and we planned as best we could. They do mesmerise you with the passing and we never really controlled Messi. When we got the lifeline from Wayne Rooney I expected us to do better in the second half but it wasn't to be. We tried to play as near to the way we normally play, it's alien for us to man-mark players. It wasn't good enough on the night, we acknowledge that, but we can step forward from here.
Great teams go in cycles and the cycle they're in at the moment is the best in Europe, no question about that. How long it lasts, whether they can replace that team ... they certainly have the philosophy but it's very difficult to say you can find players like Xavi, Iniesta and Messi all the time. Probably not, but they're enjoying the moment now.
In my time as manager, this is best team we've faced – I think everyone acknowledges that and I accept that. It's not easy when you've been beaten like that but no one's given us a hiding like that. It's a great moment for them and they deserve it because they play the right way.
It's not easy [to match Barcelona] but that's the challenge – you shouldn't be afraid of a challenge. We've been consistent in Europe the last few years, we've got better and better. This may be the same kind of stepping stone as a few years ago [1994] when they beat us 4-0. We improved from that and we want to improve now. We have a challenge with Barcelona, we all do – it's no consolation to say you're the second best team, teams likes AC Milan and Real Madrid would say exactly the same.
The challenge is always to improve and over the years we've done OK at that. This is another challenge – we have some very good players – and where we start to find a way for that is something we'll mull over this summer. We're not short of ideas at this club.


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