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[149] Ronaldo was penalised for a high elbow when challenging for a header with Puyol a minute later,[150] before Rooney forced another corner off Piqué in the 69th minute. Seattle Sounders FC won 0 direct matches.Barcelona won 1 matches.0 matches ended in a draw.On average in direct matches both teams scored a 4.00 goals per Match. Barcelona's victory hinged on the performances of. He also took charge of the first leg of the semi-final between Manchester United and Barcelona in the 2007–08 competition. After hosting the 1987 World Athletics Championships, the stadium was redeveloped in time for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, at which West Germany's 1–0 win over Argentina in the final was played there. Fourth official: United continued to make chances throughout the game, but despite Arsenal making a couple of chances themselves, the match finished at 1–0 and United travelled to the Emirates Stadium a week later needing only to avoid defeat to become the first defending champions to reach the final since Juventus in 1997. 15 minutes from time, Arsenal were awarded a penalty kick after Darren Fletcher brought Cesc Fàbregas down in the penalty area, a foul for which Fletcher was sent off – although replays showed that Fletcher knocked the ball away from Fàbregas immediately before bringing him down, resulting in some controversy as to whether Fletcher deserved a red card for the foul. [146] A left-wing attack from Ronaldo followed, but after cutting inside, he gave the ball away cheaply. The match was part of the Herbalife World Football Challenge.. Enjoy reading! 11.3 million people watched the match on Spain's Antena 3 network – the largest viewing figures for that station in the past year – while another 600,000 watched on Canal+ Spain. Chivas vs Monterrey 1-0 Apertura 2009 HQ jornada 11 SKY SPORTS 10/05/09 . However, it was United who scored the next goal, as they hit Arsenal on the break and Ronaldo scored within 15 seconds of Arsenal losing the ball at the other end of the pitch. [193][194] After announcing his intention to leave Manchester United, Tevez criticised Ferguson's team selection for the 2009 Champions League final, saying that Ferguson should have included him in the starting line-up, with the rationale that the match was the only final that Manchester United had lost in his time at the club. en. [164] Both players went for the follow-up, but the Dutch goalkeeper was first to the ball and sent Puyol sprawling. [173] That was to be the final act of the match, as referee Massimo Busacca blew for full-time as soon as Xavi took the free kick.[174]. [156] The resulting corner reached Berbatov on the far side of the goal, but it was deemed to have crossed the goal line first and Barcelona were awarded a goal kick, from which they launched another attack. [32] The semi-final first leg was played at the Camp Nou; although Barcelona enjoyed the majority of the possession, Chelsea's defence was resolute and they became the first side to keep a clean sheet in Barcelona in this season's competition, coming away with a goalless draw. In 2009–10, FC Barcelona started the new season with the prospect of winning six major competitions in the 2009–2010 season. [158] Puyol himself rose to head Xavi's free kick towards goal, but it was directly at Van der Sar, who claimed the ball easily. Seattle Sounders FC in actual season average scored 1.96 goals per match. Since the Barcelona home kit clashed with both Manchester United's home and European away kits, the Red Devils wore their white domestic away kit for the first time in a European Cup final. [9], Both teams went into the match as the champions of their respective countries – the first time that the final had been contested by domestic champions since 1999, when Manchester United beat Bayern Munich 2–1 at Barcelona's home, the Camp Nou – both winning with games to spare. Othello Hunter stole the show with the go-ahead alley-oop slam with 13.2 seconds remaining. Is Quakes’ trend of fullbacks scoring strategy or coincidence? We're not the best team in Barça history but we've had the best season. At the final whistle, Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola offered his commiserations to each of Manchester United's players, while former Manchester United defender Gerard Piqué talked with his erstwhile teammates. [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. Liverpool and Everton back as EPL frontrunners after wins. [42] Those away goals meant that United travelled to the Estádio do Dragão in Porto needing a win or a score-draw of 2–2 or higher to remain in the competition. FC Barcelona started from humble beginnings, considering it now has the largest social media following of any sports team in the world. In 13 (92.86%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. [86] O'Shea's place in the team was confirmed at Manchester United's media day the week before the final. August 8th, 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. When and where? The match determined the winners of the 2008–09 season of the UEFA Champions League, a tournament for the top football clubs in Europe. It had been expected that defender Wes Brown would also miss the match after suffering a recurrence of a foot injury,[81] but he returned to training quicker than expected and was involved in United's match against Hull City on 24 May,[82] although he picked up a slight knock during the game. The most recent of these had come only the season before, when Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. [29] The lack of an away goal meant Bayern Munich would have to win by five clear goals to qualify for the semi-finals. [145] Rooney was again played down the right wing a few moments later, but his low cross was diverted behind by Piqué, and the resulting corner came to nothing. [70] Busacca also refereed at both the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008, and took charge of the 2007 UEFA Cup Final between Espanyol and Sevilla at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on 16 May 2007. More. 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 Rey and the Champions League, a feat never before achieved by a Spanish club. That away goal came in the fourth minute of the game, but Wayne Rooney equalised 10 minutes later and Carlos Tevez gave United the lead in the 85th minute. [102], The goal shifted the balance of the game in Barcelona's favour, as United had been on top in terms of shots and possession up to that point. [35], As the reigning champions of the UEFA Champions League, Manchester United began their title defence at the group stage, for which they were given the top seed. Analyst I April 6, 2012 Comments. Meanwhile, Dani Alves received his third yellow card of the knockout phase, ruling him out of Barcelona's next match, and Eric Abidal was given a straight red card for a foul on Nicolas Anelka as the French forward was through on goal. FC Barcelona vs Zaragoza 6 1 All goals HQ La Liga BBVA 2009 TDN 251009 ... 10/26/09 . [72][73], Immediately prior to the match itself came the opening ceremony for the final. [168] Rooney also took the second corner, which was met by Berbatov, but he put the ball high over the crossbar. In a battle between classic powerhouses that went to the final shot, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv registered its first win at Palau Blagrana in more than 15 years by topping host FC Barcelona 67-68 on Friday. Samuel Eto'o opened the scoring in the 10th minute, and Lionel … Xavi[2] [9] The Stadio Olimpico had hosted three previous Champions League finals, in 1977, 1984 and 1996. [15], By virtue of their third-place finish in the 2007–08 La Liga, Barcelona entered the 2008–09 Champions League at the third qualifying round. Based on the "Starball" design that has been used for the Champions League final since 2001 and become synonymous with the UEFA Champions League, the Finale Rome was unveiled on 16 March 2009. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. [163] An extended spell of Barcelona possession followed, as they strung a series of around 20 passes together, culminating with Puyol attempting to clip the ball over the onrushing Van der Sar, who blocked the shot. [89] Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a slight injury scare in training the night before the final, requiring a bandage on his lower right leg, but he was eventually fit enough to play in the match. [137] He cut in from the right wing and played a through-ball just out of reach of Messi, who went to ground after O'Shea had put his hand on Messi's shoulder. They wore blue for their first European Cup final against Benfica in 1968, but wore red for both of their most recent finals in 1999 and 2008. Exhibition match between Barcelona FC (ESP) and Chivas de Guadalajara (MEX) ended in a 1-1 tie. The committee – who decided the venue for the 2008 final and the 2008 and 2009 UEFA Cup Finals at the same meeting – based their decision on a number of factors, including stadium capacity, safety and security facilities, and accessibility. [26], In the quarter-finals, Barcelona were drawn against their fellow leading-scorers in the competition, Bayern Munich, who had beaten Barcelona's group stage opposition, Sporting CP, 12–1 on aggregate in the previous round. Teams Seattle Sounders FC Barcelona played so far 1 matches. Francesco Buragina (Switzerland)[4] [189] Ferguson also expressed his regret at the unavailability of midfielder Darren Fletcher, who was suspended for the match, and lamented at his side's "shoddy" defending and ineffectiveness when in possession. 9:16. [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. [162] While the referee played advantage after Scholes' foul, Iniesta cut inside from the left wing and hit a shot that was saved above the head of Van der Sar. [63] After the match, UEFA president Michel Platini praised the Rome police for their arrangement of security for the final. FC Barcelona vs Guadalajara , Full Game - 1st Half - YouTube [8] Manchester United went into the match as the competition's defending champions, the first defending champions to reach the final since Juventus in 1997. A lo que añadió, sin dar mayor detalles: “Si queremos encontrar resultados perdurables, no podemos basarnos en cambios de la noche a la mañana. After a goalless first half, they took the lead through Franck Ribéry in the 47th minute, but it was not enough for Bayern as Keita equalised in the 73rd minute to clinch a 5–1 aggregate win for the Spanish side. Watch the 2008-2009 FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United Champions League Final full match held at Stadio Olimpico (Roma) on Footballia. [165], In the 85th minute, Scholes clipped the ball over the top of the Barcelona defensive line to Rooney, who chested the ball down for Tevez, only to be given offside. [37] This meant that they would avoid Roma, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Porto and Juventus in the first knockout round; however, their potential opposition still included Inter, Lyon and Real Madrid. The ceremony began with 64 members of the Rustavi Ensemble dance group performing a choreographed routine to a variation of the UEFA Champions League Anthem. With two away goals on the United scoreboard, Arsenal now had to score four goals to reach the final. [176] Other dignitaries present included Manchester United chief executive David Gill; The Football Association's president Prince William, and chairman Lord Triesman; Barcelona president Joan Laporta; Juan Carlos I of Spain; Royal Spanish Football Federation president Ángel María Villar; and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Chivas’ Jeffren Suarez, right, is tackled from behind by FC Barcelona’s Eric Abidal during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in San Francisco, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009. [136] However, a lapse in communication between Giggs and Evra on the left wing allowed Eto'o to steal in and advance on the Manchester United goal. [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. They won the first of their European Cups in 1968, beating Benfica 4–1 at Wembley Stadium, while their second was achieved in 1999 via a last-gasp 2–1 win over Bayern Munich at Barcelona's home ground, the Camp Nou. Chivas’ Jeffren Suarez, right, is tackled from behind by FC Barcelona’s Eric Abidal during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in San Francisco, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009. Seydou Keita #15 of FC Barcelona in action againt Marco Fabian #8 of Guadalajara Chivas during an international friendly match at Candlestick Park on August 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Pronto les platicaré detalles de nuestra alianza con el FC Barcelona”, escribió el ‘mandamás’ de las Chivas. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. [2] Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola took the time to give special praise to Messi, whom he said he moved back into the midfield in order to increase the team's effectiveness when in possession of the ball. UCYSL & Alliance FC Club Night Game 3. [15] Both Manchester United and Barcelona were also looking for another Champions League title to cap a season in which they had won multiple trophies: Manchester United had already won four out of a possible seven trophies in 2008–09 and were playing for the possibility of becoming the third team to retain the European double (the domestic league and the European Cup), while Barcelona were aiming to become the first Spanish club to win a treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea vs FC Barcelona 1-1 Highlights (UCL Semi-Final) 2008-09. Lionel Messi[3], Assistant referees: [111], Barcelona responded quickly, as Carles Puyol found Eto'o with a long throw-in down the right wing. ! Watch the 2008-2009 FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United Champions League Final full match held at Stadio Olimpico (Roma) on Footballia. Fans' Man of the Match: [60] Despite Rome's reputation as a hotbed for knife-related crime, dubbed "Stab City" by some,[61] UEFA was confident that the 2009 final would pass without incident,[61] but on the morning of the final, there were reports that a Manchester United fan had been stabbed in the leg the previous evening. Messi et Iniesta sauvent le Barça à Chelsea | Revue de presse. Browse more videos. The draw also determined the semi-final pairings, with United or Porto drawn to play against Arsenal or Villarreal. FC Barcelona vs CD Guadalajara Chivas Starting Eleven. Ferguson also collected a commemorative plaque from Platini, but immediately handed it to Giggs. Seattle Sounders FC in actual season average scored 1.96 goals per match. Teams Seattle Sounders FC Barcelona played so far 1 matches. Designed by London-based design and branding agency Radiant, the theme for the 2009 final was revealed on 25 October 2008, and it incorporated several typically Roman images; the logo was centred around an outline of the European Champion Clubs' Cup, upon which was written "MMIX" – "2009" in Roman numerals; around the base of the trophy was a stylised laurel wreath, and in the background was a simplified image of the interior of the Colosseum. "[94] By upholding the suspensions, UEFA made Abidal, Alves and Fletcher the first players to miss a Champions League final through suspension since Juventus' Pavel Nedvěd sat out the 2003 final at Old Trafford. About the match: Barcelona, the European and Spanish league champion, concludes a … [195], Television audiences for the final reached more than 10 million in both Spain and the United Kingdom. [gallery=61], Buckle up, points per game will decide Quakes’ playoff fate, San Jose Earthquakes’ Chris Wondolowski voted MLS Player of the Week. A fourth-minute headed goal from Nemanja Vidić, however, got the home side off to a good start, and Cristiano Ronaldo doubled United's lead four minutes into the second half. However, two of their European Cup final defeats came against teams wearing white – against Steaua București in 1986 and against A.C. Milan in 1994. [80] Carles Puyol, however, was available for selection after he served a one-match suspension in the semi-final second leg. [44][45] The draw had determined that United would play the first leg at home, and after Rooney, Tevez and Ronaldo had early chances, John O'Shea opened the scoring, firing home a Michael Carrick cross after Arsenal had failed to clear a corner. Chivas de Guadalajara vs. FC Barcelona Posted by Sherwin On August 08, 2009 0 Comment After playing exhibitions against the Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders, Spanish giants FC Barcelona will wrap up its North American tour with a game against Mexican powerhouse Chivas de Guadalajara . [59] Fans were also warned to avoid certain areas of the city that are known to be frequented by members of Rome's Ultra fan groups. [52], Although the usual capacity of the Stadio Olimpico is over 72,000, this was reduced to approximately 67,000 for the 2009 UEFA Champions League Final. 9:16. Based on their UEFA coefficient, Barcelona were seeded for the third qualifying round draw,[16] and drawn against Polish champions Wisła Kraków. [127] On the stroke of half-time, Iniesta himself then attempted to flick the ball through to Henry, but it was just too high for the French striker, and referee Massimo Busacca took that cue to blow the whistle for the interval. [97] Ronaldo fired the free kick directly at Valdés, but the Spanish goalkeeper could only parry the ball and Gerard Piqué did well to divert Park Ji-sung's follow-up effort over the bar. [160] Ronaldo and Scholes each received yellow cards in the 78th and 80th minutes, respectively; Ronaldo's yellow card was awarded for a robust shoulder-charge on Puyol as the Barcelona right back shepherded the ball out for a goal kick,[161] while Scholes was booked for a late challenge on Busquets. [28] After a 3–1 win at Anfield,[31] Chelsea qualified for the semi-finals with a 4–4 draw at Stamford Bridge. [198], Both teams received significant financial rewards; for winning the final, Barcelona won €7 million in prize money, and Manchester United received €4 million as runners-up. [170] The first of these saw Van der Sar make a poor pass after the ball was played back to him by Ferdinand, allowing Iniesta to steal in and play the ball towards Messi in the United penalty area, only for Vidić to get there ahead of the Argentine and knock the ball out for a corner. Discussion in ' Archives: CD Chivas USA ' started by ysantos , Jun 7, 2009 . [40], The draw for the quarter-finals paired United with Porto, against whom they had played in the first knockout round of the 2003–04 competition. [79] Both Henry and Iniesta returned to light training on 22 May, but they had not yet resumed training with the main squad and remained doubts for the final. [90], Meanwhile, midfielder Darren Fletcher was forced to miss the final after picking up a red card in the second leg of the semi-final. [154], United responded to the goal immediately, as Giggs made a surging run through the Barcelona defence before playing the ball to Berbatov in the inside-right channel. The match determined the winners of the 2008–09 season of the UEFA Champions League, a tournament for the top football clubs in Europe. [62] It was also expected that a similar number of Barcelona fans would be arriving in Rome in the lead-up to the match. [17] A 4–0 win in the first leg at the Camp Nou made defeat in the second leg immaterial and Barcelona were entered into the group stage draw. [167] Rooney took the corner short to Tevez, whose cross was just beyond the reach of Berbatov and diverted behind again by Puyol. [7] The match was refereed by Swiss referee Massimo Busacca. Platini then presented the trophy to Gianni Alemanno, the Mayor of Rome, that it might be put on display in and around the city until the day of the final. [39] The lack of an away goal at the San Siro meant that United could not afford to concede a goal in the event of a draw. The Manchester United defence backed away from the Spaniard, who – after exchanging passes with Lionel Messi – played the ball into the path of Samuel Eto'o in the Manchester United penalty area. [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. Lionel Messi saved Barcelona from another embarrassing result by scoring the decisive goal in a 1-0 win over lowly Levante, while Real Sociedad returned top of La Liga on Sunday.... more » 10.12.2020 15:44 [109] Ronaldo's first touch took him inside Piqué before going back outside the former Manchester United defender, who cynically blocked Ronaldo's run, earning himself the first yellow card of the match. The rest of the match continued much the same as the first leg, with Barcelona retaining most of the possession. [135] A scrappy few moments in and around the centre circle followed, but Manchester United eventually came away with the ball. ... León vs Chivas Imago7. English. The match was won by Barcelona of Spain, who beat England's Manchester United 2–0. Nemanja Vidić attempted to shepherd the Cameroonian striker towards the goal line, but Eto'o easily stepped inside him and toe-poked the ball past Van der Sar to make it 1–0 to Barcelona inside 10 minutes. [54], Tickets for the 2009 final were similar to ATM cards, with an integrated chip storing the ticket holder's personal information in order to ensure that the ticket is being presented by its legitimate owner. The match was won by Barcelona of Spain, who beat England's Manchester United 2–0. [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. [91] Despite this, an appeal was submitted by Manchester United on "compassionate" grounds. [115] Valdés' clash with Park, however, left him requiring treatment, and although the injury was not sufficient to necessitate a substitution, Valdés chose to leave his next few goal kicks to Piqué. Foot Mercato. [13] Despite their record against Manchester United, Barcelona had an overall winning record against English clubs, having won 20 and lost 15 of their 52 matches against English opposition. [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. 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