Sport Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks on after the la Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia ended 1-1

The top two teams both missed a chance to break clear

James Lawton: Maybe it isn't too soon to suggest this Barça team could be best ever

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Manchester Utd

Ferguson says: No one has given us a hiding like that

United manager says his side were 'mesmerised by best team we've ever played'

Ferguson's masterplan unravelled by Barça mastery

United try to atone for 2009 but find opponents still one step ahead

Barcelona v Manchester United player ratings

Barcelona became European champions for the fourth time as they defeated Manchester United 3-1.

Little maestro hits another remarkable note

Finally after 681 minutes it came. Leo Messi's 54th-minute goal last night was his first in England and it came so soon after it had seemed that he had missed his greatest opportunity to break a duck that had seen him play seven matches for Barcelona and one for Argentina without scoring on English soil.

Magical Messi casts his spell on United

Barcelona 3 Manchester United 1: Argentinian fires killer goal before Villa brings the house down for Barca

Man United stars fail to gag Barcelona's beauties

A Barcelona side of rare skill, coherence, and imagination showed the better side of football last night when they beat Manchester United 3-1 to win the European Champions League at Wembley.

Messi leads brilliant Barcelona to victory

Barcelona 3 Manchester United 1

Hungarian officials to referee Champions League final

UEFA have announced that Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai will officiate the Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday.

Barça play it safe by flying to London two days early

Caution is rarely a factor on the pitch for Barcelona but off it the club are not prepared to leave anything to chance as they flew by private jet to Stansted last night two days ahead of schedule to avoid any potential disruption caused by the Icelandic ash cloud. They will train today and tomorrow at Arsenal in the build-up to Saturday's Champions League final.

Michael Owen: Doubling up as Villa to help United plan for Barça attack

The veteran tells Ian Herbert he can live with being a bit part at Old Trafford in a week when he had to pretend to be the opposition

Manchester United better without Cristiano Ronaldo say Barcelona stars

Barcelona's players believe Manchester United have improved since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in 2009.

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