Champions League Final Liveblog

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is upon us. I’m so excited I’m having trouble being coherent, so I’m just going to lay out the lineups and let you go to town.

 

Barcelona: Valdes Alves Pique Mascherano Abidal Xavi Busquets Iniesta Pedro Messi Villa

Bench: Oier, Adriano, Puyol, Keita, Thiago, Afellay, Bojan

 

Manchester United: Van der Sar, Fabio, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Park, Rooney, Hernandez

Bench: Kuszczak, Fletcher, Smalling, Scholes, Anderson, Nani, Owen

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  1. May 28, 2011

    I second Ramzi and say I can’t ask for for more either!
    Kari I know you say the word is overused but this was EPIC!
    And Abi lifting the cup…oh my tears to my eyes

  2. blitzen
    May 28, 2011

    I think Dani and Adriano have adopted Thiago, LOL!

  3. May 28, 2011

    i feel like gloatig a bit…yesterday i posted that if barca wi ad messi scores this would be the headlie o espn.com

    http://espn.go.com/

  4. Vj
    May 28, 2011

    SPRINKLERS!!!!

    • Vj
      May 28, 2011

      SPRINKLERS FC!!!

      We’re having fun!!

    • May 28, 2011

      Leeeeeeees grandeees equipesssssssz, the chaaaaaaaaampions!!!!!

  5. G7
    May 28, 2011

    Watching Barca is like meeting the most beautuful girl on the beach, bein beckoned over and tasting the most beautiful things from such an encounter….sometimes fairy tales do come true.

  6. blitzen
    May 28, 2011

    Sprinklers! But we ain’t bovvered! I love this team. <3

    • blitzen
      May 28, 2011

      And I love how much they love each other.

  7. 90sbaby
    May 28, 2011

    we did it.

  8. Vj
    May 28, 2011

    Pique kicking and shoving the pasillo 😛

  9. blitzen
    May 28, 2011

    Is Pique taking the net home with him??

  10. Nik
    May 28, 2011

    What a team. I can’t even tell you what my favorite moment about the match is: the passing, the goals, Puyol coming in, Dani making out with the trophy, Abidal lifting the trophy as captain…What a team.

    I am sure Pep won’t get a single bit of the credit that he so richly deserves. He asked the team and the fans to believe in him, and he brought us to the promised land. Hats off to you, Pep. You truly are el puto jefe, el puto amo.

  11. chop
    May 28, 2011

    Very good final after having to live through the horrible semis. Barca could have scored another though if they hadn’t relaxed after the 2nd.

    • Vj
      May 28, 2011

      We did score a third!

  12. Jackieboy
    May 28, 2011

    OMMAGAD WHAT A TEAM

  13. Eklavya
    May 28, 2011

    THE BEST OF THE BEST

  14. May 28, 2011

    Wonderful. Just beautiful, Abidal lifting the trophy. Wow.

    Everyone was immense today, from Valdes’ punches to Pique’s clearances, Mascherano being a roadblock to Man Utd whenever they went forward, Busquets’ incredible play all over the pitch, Iniesta and Xavi orchestrating everything, Villa and Pedro’s movement, Alves and Abidal’s buildup play and interventions, Messi being extraordinary everywhere, making himself available as an outlet whenever it was needed, brilliant match.

  15. pilar
    May 28, 2011

    I’m SO happy right now! These moments are really priceless. Cules of the world, congratulations!

  16. Barka
    May 28, 2011

    CHAAAAAMMMMPIOOOONNNNNNNNNNS!

  17. chillipod
    May 28, 2011

    I love this team, Pep, the players, tikitaka, everything. I love you Barca and you are the best team of my generation. I am privileged to have watched you. All members of BFB are amazing. Enjoy yourselves today.

  18. lea_terzi
    May 28, 2011

    This is bliss 🙂 Can you imagine what the players are feeling?

    Valdes – Immense. Spain, give him a cap. And I give him my vote for future captain of Barca.
    Abidal – A massive, massive win. For football and humanity. Operation what? Valencia who? The KING prevails over all!
    Alves – give him a contract until 2100, he’ll still be running Park off the park;
    Masche – is not getting sold in the summer. and probably ever. even goal.com has to give up now;
    Pique – a weak season? can’t make it without Puyi holding his hand? Right back at ya! Piquenbauer makes a grand comeback;
    Busquets – a great metal win after those awful allegations. way to show us they don’t weight on his mind;
    Iniesta – did his daughter proud. made history in the process;
    Xavi – played against great midfielders of yore, his old role models. won hands down;
    Messi – Pichichi is for mortals. Messi is not of this Earth;
    Villa – what is this draught you speak of? showed up in a spectacular fashion for his first CL final;
    Pedro – after all he’s achieved, some still see him as a weak link. not any longer, i should hope 🙂

    Barca players often say they are nothing without the team. I beg to differ. They are amazingly talented, hard-working and likeable human beings. But this team makes them IMMORTAL.

    10 for everyone, as promised 🙂

    • soccermomof4
      May 28, 2011

      Well said!

      All of it, but especially:
      “Messi – Pichichi is for mortals. Messi is not of this Earth”

  19. Vj
    May 28, 2011

    DOBLETE!!

  20. lea_terzi
    May 28, 2011

    Oh, almost forgot. PEP. IS. A. GENIUS

  21. Dani_el
    May 28, 2011

    This is AWESOME, I can’t believe this game, it’s the most beautiful form of playing I’ve seen, thank you for having this place to share our love for Barça! Abi captain! wow

  22. Vj
    May 28, 2011

    This comment wins!

    Well it must be said. It really hurt Barcelona this season when we won the CDR; We had the pleasure of lifting that trophy in their faces and out of all the people that scored the winning goal, it was cristiano and in extra time.

    Cules will have nightmares for years upon years of that game and expect prolonged hate coming from them.

    We must sympathize for the Cules; after all there trophies they won in there golden age, they never managed to lift one in front of us, however, we have and it felt so damn good :).

    • May 28, 2011

      Lol every team has trash for fans, dont worry about it. We came up even this year though!! They got the cdr andmpichichi, we only got la liga an the champio s league as consolation :(. Next year we’ll best them! :trollface:

  23. May 28, 2011

    So happy so drunk

  24. May 28, 2011

    ABIDAL LIFTING THE CUP IS JOSE TEARS MAKING

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