28 May '11, 11pm

Messi the master as brilliant Barca down Man Utd

Messi the master as brilliant Barca down Man Utd

May 29, 2011 Messi the master as brilliant Barca down Man Utd Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates with the trophy at the end of the Uefa Champions League final football match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON - BARCELONA confirmed their place in the pantheon of football's greatest sides here on 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 first-half equaliser. The star of an electrifying team performance was Argentinian striker Messi, the 23-year-old maestro whose brilliant effort on 54 minutes saw him equal Ruud van Nistelrooy's record of 12 goals in a single Champions L...

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