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Friday, 20 May 2011

The Battle of the Titans - Manchester United v Barcelona

The two greatest teams on the planet battle it out at Wembley next week. The Champions League Final is the biggest club-competition around, and both teams will go all out to win. Barcelona are arguably the world's best team, with Messi, Iniesta and Xavi powerhousing the heart of the team. With the worlds best player - Messi - even a team like Man Utd will struggle to play them.

Both teams are champions of their respective nations, with Barcelona winning the La Liga, and United the Premier Leauge. It's as if the stars have aligned so that all football fans can witness this match. They met two years ago, at the same stage, with Barcelona winning 2-0, courtesy of two Lionel Messi goals. However, it could be different this year. Arsenal fought out a 2-1 victory against Barcelona earlier in the competition, showing that they're not unbeatable. The Catalan's then had to go all out at home, winning the 2nd leg 3-1 (with Arsenal's Van Persie picking up a very controversial red card). If Van Persie didn't get sent off, then Arsenal could well have beaten them.

Manchester United have outplayed all of their opponents in the knockout stages, showing their maturity in the competition. If it wasn't for Schalke's goalkeeper, and Man Utd target Neuer, the scoreline could've hit double figures. Barcelona controversially beat rivals Real Madrid in the Semi's, coutesty of Messi yet again.

Either team could win. If United are on form, with Messi and Hernandez working well together, they could easily win. That said, if Messi is on fire like he was against Arsenal and Real, then it's Barce's for the taking. Expect an awesome match at Wembley on the 28th; It's sure to be spectaculor.

What are your opinions?

72 comments:

  1. Going to be a good match

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  2. Really looking forward to the match, I hold barcelona as favourites but it could go either way. Anyway i really think we have an awesome match ahead of us.

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  3. I really want to see Manchester win, but everything points to Barcelona being favored so I think Barcelona will win it.

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  4. dont really like either team ):

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  5. I'd prefer United to win, being British. I'd like to keep track of the Fifa Club World Cup more this year.

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  6. Cant wait to watch it, heres hoping man u. destroys Barcelona

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  7. I'm impatient, and I hope United will win this game, because Ryan Giggs deserves it, for his massive career

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  8. Manchester all the way! I legitly DO know the ballboy

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  9. for a second i thought this blog was about american football, but its way better than that lol

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  10. Bet the crowd will go nuts

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  11. I'll be in that crwd hopefully, gonna be a good day. :P

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  12. Barcelona's taking it easy.

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  13. cant say i favor either team, will be a great match regardless!

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  14. cant wait for this match, and good to see another sports blogger out there

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  15. Lets go Barca this game is gonna get the crowd crazy! enough with the manU bandwagon. random thought- How cool would it be to be the ballboy for a major team? I would love to hang out around those guys

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  16. ManU will eat them... You'll see.

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  17. My money's on Manchester.

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  18. I root for barca, but as you said anything could happen. Anyway it's going to be epic!

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  19. It's going to be an awesome game, Go Barça

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  20. ahhhhhhhhhhh i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!! im soo excited!!!

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  21. Today
    UD Levante - FC Barcelona
    or
    Villarreal CF - Real Madryt
    what would you chose?

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  22. Barcelona... I've seen ball boys with better skills!
    MAN U!

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  23. I don't even like football :3

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  24. I wonder who the ballboy was

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  25. United for the win!
    (sorry I just don't like Barcelona that much :P)

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  26. Barca is gonna rock that place
    those ballboys are gonna rock the place

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  27. Not a big Man U fan, but I hope they win, I'm kinda fat to the teeth with messi and barcelona

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  28. chicharito should be man u's captain

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  29. Not really a huge fan of either team, but if I had to pick...Barcelona, probably. :)

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  30. i find this topic interesting, captain.

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  31. Should be a good game :)

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  32. i think manchester needs a new captain!

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  33. who's the captain of Manchester united?

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  34. GO RONALDO GO! :) good reading.

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  35. Wouldn't it be prestigious to be the captain of one of these teams? anyways pretty interesting read keep it up!

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  36. I hope for Barcelona, but that's just me.

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  37. I agree with KrabKlan, Barcelona has my hopes.

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  38. Personally, I prefer Manchester with their great team effort and sometimes rough style.
    By the way is Giggs still the captain or Ferdinand?

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  39. Anyone see Charlie Adams goal a second ago against Man U ;)

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  40. Lol manchester is gonna win big time
    If you want it or not! :D

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  41. this will be quite the matchup. cant wait!

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  42. I'm not sure if I like the captain of Manchester, but it will be a good match.

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  43. we dont really have futbol in the USA, they have captains in soccer?

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  44. aye captain.
    i enjoyed reading your post.. good stuff!!

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