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.
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