Barcelona Beats Man United 2-0 In Final

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ROME (AP) - Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 on Wednesday night to win the European Champions League for the second time in four seasons, dominating behind goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.

Eto'o put the Spanish champions ahead in the 10th minute at the Stadio Olimpico, cutting around defender Nemanja Vidic and beating goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who got a touch on the right-footed shot but couldn't keep it from going in at the near post.

Messi scored on a header in the 70th off a cross from Xavi Hernandez, his first goal in 11 games against English opponents, as Barcelona won Europe's top club competition for the third time.


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