Barça win Champions LeagueMay 28, 2009
It took them a few minutes to get into the game against Manchester United, and those early minutes included some unnerving play by Cristiano Ronaldo, but once Barça stepped up the pace they controlled the game completely.
Once in control came the first goal from Samuel Eto’o who took the ball past the Man United defence and knocked in the ball so gently that many people didn’t believe it had gone in. However, when it was clear that the goal had been scored, Barcelona erupted.
From that point Barcelona lifted the game up a notch and Manchester never really looked like they were contenders. While a second Barça goal looked likely, it wasn’t until the 70th minute that Xavi crossed to Messi, who headed the ball into the net.
At the end of the match the Barcelona sky was lit with fireworks, while people all over the city celebrated the treble – Copa del Rey, La Liga and Champions League.
1-0 Eto’o (min 10)
2-0 Messi (min 70)