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Pep: Messi is the best player ever

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by The Sun

PEP GUARDIOLA hailed Lionel Messi as the best player EVER after Barcelona's Euro supershow. The Spanish champions demolished Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley to earn a fourth European Cup. And Argie superstar Messi was once again at his brilliant best, scoring the second and leaving United defenders in his wake all evening. Barca boss Guardiola said: "Lionel is the best player I've ever see...Full Story »

Hat-Trick so elusive for Alex Ferguson

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by

ABOVE: Wayne Rooney equalises for Manchester United at Wembley Sir Alexander chapman Ferguson. OBE. CBE. The full title seems so fitting this ­morning after the night before. To be able add Fergie the Third, King of Europe would have been even more of a perfect accolade of honour. He could almost reach out and touch Champions League trophy No.3 at ­Wembley following the 1999 triu...Full Story »

Lionel Messi lights up Wembley as Barcelona humble Manchester United

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by theguardian.com

The masterful Argentinian causes havoc and takes his first goal on an English pitch as Barcelona dispatch Manchester United 3-1 Lionel Messi, right, celebrates scoring Barcelona's second goal with team-mate Sergio Busquets. So Lionel Messi has finally scored for Barcelona on an English pitch. And how typical that it should have been conjured out of nothing. The little man was 30 yards from g...Full Story »

Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United - Brilliant Barca too good for United

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by PA

For the second time in three years, Barcelona denied Manchester United Champions League glory with a sensational performance in a 3-1 victory at Wembley. Although United could take some small consolation from the knowledge they were more effective than that 2009 letdown in Rome and even managed to level Pedro's first-half strike through Wayne Rooney, once again the better team won. On the gr...Full Story »

Messi the master as brilliant Barca win Champions League

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Barcelona confirmed their place in the pantheon of football's greatest sides here Saturday, outclassing Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley to claim their second Champions League crown in three years. Goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa secured a deserved victory for the Catalan magicians after England international Wayne Rooney had raised United's hopes with a well-taken...Full Story »

Messi’s Barcelona beats Man United 3-1 in final

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

WEMBLEY, England (AP)—Lionel Messi scored one goal and created another on Saturday to lead Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Manchester United and a third Champions League title in six years. Barcelona dominated possession at Wembley with trademark one-touch passing but needed the Argentina striker to conjure a 54th-minute solo strike from the edge of the area to take the lead for the second ti...Full Story »

Klose still Loew's number one ahead of Gomez

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - Veteran striker Miroslav Klose remains German national coach Joachim Loew's preferred choice despite playing second fiddle to Mario Gomez at German giants Bayern Munich, Loew said on Saturday. Loew told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that 32-year-old Klose, who is second in the German national side all-time scorers list with 61 goals, had the upper hand on Gomez when it came ...Full Story »

Lyon, PSG in Euro scrap, Monaco stare at abyss

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AFP) - Lyon and Paris Saint Germain go into the final round of French league action on Sunday needing to win, and in the latter's case a slice of luck, in their bid to secure a place in the Champions League. Lille were confirmed as Ligue 1 champions last week on 73 points, and Marseille claimed the other automatic spot in European club football's showpiece tournament for next season with...Full Story »

Italian Cup, a final for the presidents

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AFP) - The Italian Cup final between deposed champions Inter Milan and Palermo on Sunday could have been overshadowed by the Champions League trophy clash in London the day before, but two presidents are ensuring no one forgets about it. Inter's Massimo Moratti and Palermo counterpart Maurizio Zamparini have brought a level of intensity to the build-up that has usually been lacking in t...Full Story »

Karim Benzema honored at interest from Arsenal's Arsene Wenger but wants to prove himself to Real Madrid & Jose Mourinho

Posted Saturday, May 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has revealed he is honored at the interest shown in him by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, although is adamant he will still be at the Bernabeu next season. The France international struggled for consistency for the La Liga giants during the 2010-11 campaign and, despite Gunners manager Wenger hinting at a potential bid for the former Lyon forward, Benzema insists ...Full Story »

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