Thursday, May 28, 2009



Damn dissappointed in d night... woke up at 2.30am to watch UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL... Barca against MU..but MU lost it!!!...haizz...T.T


MU lost it 2-0!!!...shit..


Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi scored the goals as Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League final in Rome.

Cameroon international Eto'o struck after ten minutes and Messi added the second with a superb header 20 minutes from time.

United can have no complaints as they failed to find their usual fluency and defended hesitantly with many of their key performers well below-par.

Barcelona lifted the trophy for the third time in their history and matched United's own treble in 1999 as Pep Guardiola's men added Europe's premier competition to domestic League and Cup success.

The Catalan club scored with their first real attack after United started in electric fashion.

Andres Iniesta got past Anderson too easily and found Eto'o who cut inside Nemanja Vidic and toe poked the ball under Edwin van der Sar from close range.

Until then it had been all United.

After just two minutes Cristiano Ronaldo's 30-yard effort bounced viciously in front of Victor Valdes who spilled the effort and it required a superb block by former United defender Gerard Pique to deny Park Ji-sung a tap-in.

The Portuguese then volleyed just wide from 16 yards before United fell behind with Serb Vidic, named Barclays player of the year earlier in the day, culpable with a lackluster challenge.

Ronaldo looked to get his side back on terms and his run through on goal was ended by a Pique block for which he received a yellow card.

But Barca then began to boss the game and Messi came to the fore with a scorching drive just missing the top corner, with Van der Sar beaten, before Xavi curled a free-kick just over the top.

It was the 11th effort on goal in a frenetic opening half-hour.

United had an escape on the brink of half-time when Van der Sar spilled a low cross from Messi but there was no-one at the near post to capitalise and Sir Alex Ferguson gambled at the interval by replacing the ineffective Anderson with Carlos Tevez.

But Barca relished the extra space in midfield and twice came close to extending their advantage within the space of four minutes.

Iniesta sent Thierry Henry away down the left, in a big hole vacated by John O'Shea, and he turned Rio Ferdinand inside out before seeing his shot saved by the legs of Van der Sar.

Then a surging run from man-of-the-match Iniesta was ended a yard outside the penalty area by Vidic and Xavi curled the resulting free-kick around the wall and against the post.

United did regroup however and Ronaldo swung in a cross from the right which Yaya Toure completely missed only for the ball to bounce off the hard pitch and over the head of the unmarked Park six yards out.

Park was then replaced by Dimitar Berbatov as Ferguson threw caution to the wind with a 4-2-4 formation only to concede a second.

Patrice Evra hooked his clearance aimlessly to Xavi who picked out an unmarked Messi and the little Argentine climbed high to guide the ball past Van der Sar and into the far corner for his first goal against an English club.

United should have pulled a goal back almost immediately as the ball fell to Ronaldo at the far post only for Valdes to smother his shot.

Paul Scholes replaced Giggs and he was booked along with Ronaldo as United chased the game with the Premier League champions almost conceding a third when Carles Puyol's thumping header was saved by Van der Sar before the advancing Dutchman saved a shot from the Barca captain after the best move of the match.

Berbatov headed over from close range late on but there was no way back for United who failed in their bid to become the first team since Milan in 1990 to retain the European crown.

Victory for Barca also ended United's record 25-match unbeaten run in the competition and inflicted a first defeat in a European final on the Old Trafford club.

ITS GAME OVER!!!!...but nvrmind,next year will stil have chance to be champion of Europe...Glory glory Man Utd!!..Red Devils 4ever!!!..

Wednesday, May 27, 2009



tis is d night all d fans of MAN UTD & BARCA are waiting for..


showdown between 2 CHAMPIONS from Spain & England...

Who will be the Champions Of Europe in 2009??...

will Man Utd defending s d Champion?
or Barcelona lead by Gardiola,won d Spanish Cup n Liga BBVA in tis year will be Champion??

~ Barcelona's Andres Iniesta sits on the pitch during a training session a day before their Champions League final against Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium in Rome ~

Champions League - Ferdinand fit for Rome

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has declared himself fit for Wednesday's Champions League final against Barcelona.
FOOTBALL 2008-09 Champions League - Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand and team-mates during a training session a day before the UEFA Champions League final against Barcelona at the Olympic Stadium in Rome -

Champions League - Henry and Iniesta set to play

Barcelona are confident Thierry Henry and Andres Iniesta will be fit for Wednesday's Champions League final against Manchester United, according to coach Pep Guardiola.

"Today is the last training session and we will see how their condition is," Guardiola said. "I think they will be there tomorrow. I am confident."

Spain midfielder Iniesta is recovering from a strained thigh muscle and France striker Henry is bidding to shake off a knee injury before the final in Rome.

"If they play they are okay. If they are not okay they are not going to play," Guardiola said.

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes said Barcelona will not be hamstrung by their defensive problems.

Guardiola will be forced to field a makeshift rearguard with full-backs Eric Abidal and Dani Alves suspended and central defender Rafael Marquez injured.

"We are missing important players in defence but we also have great replacements," Valdes said. "I completely trust my team-mates."

Guardiola is expected to switch captain Carles Puyol to the right flank with Yaya Toure at centre-half and another converted midfielder, Seydou Keita, taking Abidal's place on the left.

Puyol said he was confident that whatever solution his coach chose would work out as Barca bid for a treble after winning the Copa del Rey and La Liga.

"The team is in good shape. We have great players and the coach will play them in the right positions," the 31-year-old said. "I am certain that everything is going to be just perfect."

Guardiola also seemed relaxed about the situation.

"I know we are missing important players but that cannot be an excuse," he added. "If we can't play with a defender at 100 per cent we'll just play with more forwards."

Puyol stressed, however, that for all their confidence Barca know the defending European champions present a massive challenge.

"There is a very good feeling. We know we have an historic opportunity," he said.

"We know we are up against a great team. They have a great defence and lots of quality players who can make the difference. We have to look at the team as a whole."

~Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola attends a news conference a day before their Champions League final against Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium in Rome ~

~Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park (hidden) celebrates scoring with his team-mates ~

Champions League - United to wear all white

Manchester United will play in an all-white strip when they face Barcelona in the Champions League final on Wednesday, just as they did when they beat them in the 1991 European Cup Winners' Cup final.

United are designated as the 'away' team at the Stadio Olimpico which meant Barcelona had first choice of strip and opted to play in their traditional blue and red kit.

As United's first strip is red and their second is blue, they decided to play in all-white, the colours of Barcelona's arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Ferguson laughed when he was reminded at a news conference on Tuesday that the last time Barcelona faced a team wearing all-white they beat them 6-2 - the margin of Barcelona's victory over Real on May 2.

"That was not a defeat, that was an annihilation," responded Ferguson.

"We had to change our strip and our first two strips clashed, but we are very happy to be wearing white - very happy - and we are better than Madrid," he joked.

United wore all-blue when they won the European Cup in 1968 and their traditional red-and-white kit when they won in 1999 and last year.

Barcelona wore an all-orange kit when they won in 1992 and their traditional kit when they beat Arsenal in 2006.

FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and runner-up Lionel Messi need to reverse a surprising trend if either is to propel his side to victory in the Champions League final.

Both of them will be d man to b watch during d match.will one of them score a fantastic goal during d battle??....

here are some of d previous meeting between these 2clubs..

Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final first leg: 7.03.84 - Barcelona 2 Manchester United 0

Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final second leg: 21.03.84 - Manchester United 3 Barcelona 0

Cup Winners' Cup final: 15.05.91 - Manchester United 2 Barcelona 1 (in Rotterdam)

Champions League group phase: 19.10.94 - Manchester United 2 Barcelona 2

Champions League group phase: 2.11.94 - Barcelona 4 Manchester United 0

Champions League group phase: 16.09.98 - Manchester United 3 Barcelona 3

Champions League group phase: 25.11.98 - Barcelona 3 Manchester United 3

Champions League semi-final: 23.04.08 - Barcelona 0 Manchester United 0

Champions League semi-final: 29.04.08 - Manchester United 1 Barcelona 0

so which team you think that will be d Champions Of Europe??....

for me is surely,d RED DEVILS!!!..glory glory man united!!!...

I'll b waking up at 2.30a.m. to watch this nervous match..although 2molo i'm having sivic's test...hehe...^.^