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[118] Precise passing from the Barcelona midfield got the Catalans moving upfield until a shoulder charge from Anderson sent Iniesta stumbling to the ground in the inside-left channel 30 yards from goal. [36], Two victories – away to Aalborg and at home to Celtic – and four draws were enough to secure passage to the knockout phase of the competition.

[152] The ball broke to Xavi on the edge of the area, who crossed for Messi to send a looping header over the United goalkeeper and into the far side of the goal for a two-goal lead.

[131] The French forward turned Ferdinand inside-out, but his shot from a narrow angle was straight at Van der Sar and ended up going out for a throw-in. With two away goals on the United scoreboard, Arsenal now had to score four goals to reach the final.

28/04/2009 Live Register Login: Football-Lineups: Nationals. Manchester United also sought to be the first team to retain the European Cup since A.C. Milan in 1990. “I think as a referee and also as a player or coach, you have some ups and downs in your career.

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The only time that the two teams met in a final came in 1991, when they contested the 1991 Cup Winners' Cup final. [191], The match turned out to be the last for Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez as Manchester United players, as Ronaldo completed a world record £80 million transfer to Real Madrid on 1 July,[192] while Tevez chose not to make his loan spell with the club permanent and joined their local rivals, Manchester City. [76], Two Barcelona players missed the final through suspension: right back Dani Alves, who picked up his third yellow card of the tournament in Barcelona's semi-final second leg against Chelsea on 6 May 2009; and left back Eric Abidal, who was sent off in the same game for a professional foul on Nicolas Anelka. ", Aouar latest as Lyon sign midfielder, Torreira to Atletico, Partey update, Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Last-dash deals for Traore, Cavani and Telles, Man Utd finalise Telles with Cavani to come as Arsenal close on Partey, Chilwell, Sancho and Abraham to miss Wales clash after flouting Covid rules, Benrahma pricing himself out of Palace transfer with whopping £16m wage demands, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. [140], United responded with their first extended period of possession of the half, working the ball into wide areas to be crossed into the middle, but Rooney's first couple of attempted centres were well cleared by Piqué. [58], Despite only receiving 20,000 tickets for fans, it was expected that around 30,000 Manchester United fans would be travelling to Rome for the final, leading to police warning ticketless fans not to travel amidst fears of potential hooligans making the trip.
[114] The resulting throw-in eventually broke to Ronaldo, whose 30-yard shot went just wide. [177], After offering his commiserations to Manchester United's players,[178] Joan Laporta then joined the Barcelona team to lead them up the podium, closely followed by manager Guardiola. [180] Once the entire Barcelona team had collected their medals, Platini made his way to the front of the podium to present Carles Puyol with the European Champion Clubs' Cup. Ladbrokes also took a bet of £10,000 on a Barcelona win, but bookmakers reported that most of the money was put on Manchester United. Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Barcelona.

[139] The consequent free kick was taken by Xavi, who curled the ball around the defensive wall and onto the post with Van der Sar beaten. [4], As usual, the referee was supported by assistant referees and a fourth official from the same country; in the 2009 final, Massimo Busacca was assisted by Matthias Arnet and Francesco Buragina, with Claudio Circhetta as the fourth official. The stadium's most recent renovation, in 2008, brought the capacity to 72,689.

This is the match sheet of the UEFA Champions League game between Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona on May 6, 2009. [86] O'Shea's place in the team was confirmed at Manchester United's media day the week before the final. “Some days you are not at the level you should be.

This position amongst the top eight European clubs meant that they would avoid drawing former European champions Barcelona, Inter and Real Madrid until at least the first knockout round, although they were faced with the prospect of drawing Bayern Munich or Roma. [171] Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola brought Pedro on for Iniesta in the second minute of added time,[172] before Vidić was immediately shown a yellow card for a clash of heads with Messi when going for a header.

[92] Barcelona decided to appeal against the suspensions of Abidal and Alves after United lodged an appeal against Fletcher's red card.
Claudio Circhetta (Switzerland)[4], During the match, users were able to vote for their man of the match; the public vote went to the scorer of Barcelona's second goal, Lionel Messi. [155] The Bulgarian forward's low cross found Giggs in the centre, and the United captain's shot was deflected to Ronaldo on the far side of the goal, only for the Portuguese's shot to be blocked by Valdés. Chelsea’s first starting XI under Roman Abramovich, Watch: Chelsea legends give fascinating insight into 2012 Barcelona semi.

Shots from both Zlatan Ibrahimović and Adriano hit the frame of the Manchester United goal in either half of the match, but they were unable to find the back of the net, and the 2–0 result sent the English champions through to the next stage of the competition.

Fans' Man of the Match: [182], UEFA Man of the Match: [108], The quality of the teams' passing remained the main difference between them; however, in the 16th minute, Barcelona lost the ball and Ryan Giggs sent a long ball forward to Ronaldo. Manchester United had previously worn white against Barcelona in five matches, losing just one of them – a 2–0 defeat in 1984 – while the only win in white came in the 1991 Cup Winners' Cup Final.

The film culminated with the late Luciano Pavarotti's version of Nessun Dorma, and it left several of the players in tears. Hiddink, manager of Chelsea at the time, branded the officialdom as: "The worst refereeing I have ever seen. [124], With half-time fast approaching, Barcelona's confidence began to show: first, Messi attempted to flick a pass over the top of the United defence to Thierry Henry, which Rio Ferdinand intercepted;[125] Iniesta then tried an ambitious back-heel that Van der Sar collected;[126] and finally Messi sped through three Manchester United defenders towards the by-line, only for his cut-back cross to be pounced upon by Van der Sar and then cleared by Vidić. Samuel Eto'o opened the scoring in the 10th minute, and Lionel Messi added another goal 20 minutes from the end to earn Barcelona a historic treble of La Liga, the Copa del Reyand t… Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will all be hoping to build on their first wins of the season as La Liga heads into its fourth round of games this week.... more » 26.09.2020 15:07

Not a mistake that Chelsea will complain at – although if Ovrebo had done his job properly the left-back wouldn’t be on the pitch by now anyway. 06.05.2009 Live Blues wollen Tormaschine putzen. [24], In the first leg in Lyon, Barcelona fell behind to a seventh-minute free kick from Juninho, only for Thierry Henry to equalise halfway through the second half, giving Barcelona an away goal to take back to the Camp Nou. [128], After bringing on Carlos Tevez in place of Anderson at half time, Manchester United kicked off the second half in a different formation,[129] with Tevez joining Ronaldo up front in a familiar 4–4–2.

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The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final was played on 27 May 2009 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. [169], As the match entered its closing stages, the referee allotted a minimum of three minutes of injury time. [132] Xavi then again passed the ball out to the left flank, where Henry nonchalantly left it for the on-rushing Sylvinho;[133] the Brazilian full-back whipped in a cross for Eto'o, but it was caught on the edge of the six-yard box by Van der Sar. Everything you need to know about the UCL match between Chelsea and Barcelona (06 May 2009): Summary, Stats, Lineups and Scores - Besoccer Don't miss the most important football matches while navigating as usual through the pages of your choice.


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