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<b>* </b>Barcelona and United have both won European Cup finals at the old Wembley, United beating Benfica 4-1 in 1968 and Barcelona winning 1-0 against Sampdoria in 1992, both after extra time. <br/>
<b>* </b>Both Barcelona's previous Champions League final wins were against English clubs - they beat Arsenal 2-1 in Paris in 2006 and United 2-0 in Rome in 2009. <br/>
<b>* </b>Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (pictured) has scored 11 goals in this season's tournament, one short of the Champions League season record set by Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy in 2002-03 when he was with Manchester United. However, Messi has not scored in seven previous matches for Barcelona in England.

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Nikola Ninkovic (left) with Danny Rose (centre) has been banned

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Nikola Ninkovic (left) with Danny Rose (centre) has been banned

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Serbia's Under-21s must play a game behind closed doors while Steven Caulker and Thomas Ince are suspended

Nikola Ninkovic (left) with Danny Rose (centre) has been banned

Uefa to finally deliver verdict on Serbia following England Under-21s clash

Ugly scenes marred the end of the match which England won 1-0

Spain captain Iker Casillas lifts the Euro 2012 trophy

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It is worth remembering why Uefa has found itself with a European Championship in 2020 that will be hosted across the continent. It may try to present it as a ground-breaking, inclusive idea but it was born of just another cock-up.

The Champions League trophy

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Proposal would see Europa League scrapped

<b>Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3</b><br/>
<b>November 1993</b><br/>
You can chant too early. Four days before this game, United blew a 2-0 lead over Galatasary to go out of the European Cup. 'Two-nil up and (erm) chuffed it up' rang around the ground while Niall Quinn put City at a similar advantage. Only to chuff it up themselves as second half goals from Cantona (pictured) and Roy Keane gave United a last minute win, while City were having the chants thrown right back at them.

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Pat McQuaid saw no problem with the huge donation to the UCI by Lance Armstrong

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Tom Lees (left) is led off the pitch after the England Under-21s international against Serbia on Tuesday

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Danny Rose appears to make a monkey gesture as he leaves the pitch in response to taunts from Serbia fans

Danny Rose behaved in an 'inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar manner' claim Serbian FA after denying any forms of racism during England under-21 match

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