The Championship in Stills

Kari posted celebratory photos yesterday. Here is another photo memorial of the entire game. We hope you enjoy. I’m sure there will be a review up later, but does it really matter through the champagne anyway?

The prize

 

Outnumbered

 

Team pictures, Messi's mom ordered ten sets

 

A little English flair

 

A worthy strike

 

Hug it out

 

Rooney slides home after a worthy strike

 

Valdes had about as much chance as you or I

 

Busi watch out, there's a carney on your back!

 

Van der Sar deserved a better final game.

 

Dancing with myself

 

Shooting gallery

 

Insert easy MESSIah joke

 

Giddy

 

Relief and a deserved title for Villa

 

A wonderfully refereed game, a welcome sight

 

Dejection

 

Elation

 

United acquitted themselves well, but there was no stopping Pep's boys

 

Honorary captain, heart of the squad, trophy lifter

 

A better team picture, Shakira bought 10 sets

 

I think I've seen this before somewhere

 

A deserved kiss: man of match, tourney, year

Photo credits (in order of above): Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe; Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe; Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Europe; Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe; Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe; Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe; Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe; Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe; Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe; Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe; Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe; Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Europe; Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Europe; Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe; Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe; Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe; Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe; Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe; Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe; Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe; Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe; Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Europe; Jasper Juinen/Getty Images Europe

By Luke

We calls 'em likes we sees 'em.

126 comments

  1. Pique hitting back at all the haters – we don’t take drugs, we don’t pay the refs, we just play football.

    1. I knew he would cop out, yo. He’s Messi, he doesn’t do emotional speeches. His one-liners are boss, though.

  2. Job well done, boys! Now go have a nice rest, regrow some hair (Pep), and enjoy yourselves. 😀

  3. Hehe that MAD dude from the Inter offside:

    Handling in the area no penalty – someone goes up to Mesi shoulder to shoulder gets a caution… anyone remember any game we have ever played against JuBentus?

    Barcelona are just like them… I think that’s why we hate them so much. They are like JuBe from the Moggi years… always getting help.

    The only real difference is that Barca get to win a Champions League final every now and again…

    Even some of the Inter fans had to admit he was being ridiculous. Gotta love it. 😀

    1. Yup. That was the best moment during the match. He went to Villa after that. And there’s no doubt that Villa and Xavi are best buds. Absolutely love it!

  4. Hmm, it seems Berbatov hasn’t taken a liking to SAF’s snub. He’s reached the last year of his contract, so we can get him on the cheap. If he were to leave, I don’t think ManU would mind as long as he doesn’t go to a direct rival. He’s good in the air, got good feet, and doesn’t mind sitting on the bench. What say?

    1. Berba is a luxury player. He is even more nonchalant than Ibra. definitely not one for us. Got good skills though.

  5. Quick recap on the speeches:
    Guardiola: “everyone spoke in the last celebration, everyone but this guy, let’s hear what he has to say”
    Messi: “I don’t really have anything to say” (LOL)
    Abidal: thanks Puyol and Xavi for their gesture towards him
    Iniesta: “My heart tells me there’s nothing better than being a cule”
    Valdés: “there’s something missing here” (ties catalan flag to the Spanish League cup). “Now everything is fine”
    Piqué: “A friend of mine said this to me, he told me, you have to say this, so I’m gonna say it. We don’t take drugs, we don’t dive, we don’t buy the referees, we just play football”

    1. LOL Messi. He looked so so happy yesterday when he was walking down with the cup, I hadn’t seen him that happy in a while. I think last year’s World Cup exit took a bigger toll on him than we think, and yesterday’s match was his redemption (to himself, of course).

      Thanks for the translations Pilar

    1. According to the person who tweeted that, it was Pique, Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, and Pedro.

    1. How can you feel too disappointed with a result when you know it was the right one?

      There isn’t anything we could have differently which would have resulted in us winning last night. I’m sorry if that comes across as negative and defeatist, but we’re not in the same league as Barcelona, nobody is.

      Refreshingly honest. Props to ManU, both the players and the fans. It was an excellent game and they should feel proud they played as well as they did.

  6. And in case anyone cares, Barcelona B beat Salamanca 5-1 today! They currently sit in 4th place with one more game to play and could get up to 3rd if they win next week and Granada loses or draws. Well done to them! Luis Enrique will be very happy with that, especially since mean old Pep kept stealing his best players. The future looks bright.

    Good luck to Lucho wherever he ends up (Roma?)!

  7. I’m loving all the media plaudits we’re raking in now for two reasons. One because I think we do god damned deserve it. The boys put on a spectacular season and deserve every single bit of praise they get. And two because ultimately Mourinho’s plan to get the world to hate us has failed miserably. Now even our rivals talk about us in awe.

    AW YEAH, FEELS GOOD MANG

    1. My favorite part is that the press now says “No team in Europe could beat this Barça.” meaning.. nobody cares they (EE) won the Copa del Rey.

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