Manchester United's dream of a second successive Champions League triumph was laid to waste by the genius of Lionel Messi.
We were well beaten, admits United boss Sir Alex Ferguson
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Manchester United's Champions League dreams ended in heartbreak last night as they were outclassed by Barcelona.
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Magical Lionel Messi ended Manchester United's dream of back-to-back Champions League final triumphs last night.
It was Lionel Messi one, Cristiano Ronaldo nil as Barcelona gave Manchester United a brutal football lesson to win the Champions League final in Rome last night.
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Sir Alex Ferguson's dream of becoming the first manager to retain the Champions League perished last night at the hands of an outstanding Barcelona team who made history of their own.
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Manchester United's dreams of becoming the first club to retain the Champions League, and Sir Alex Ferguson's hopes of becoming only the second manager to win the European Cup three times, were burnt out in the heady heat of an exhilarating display by Barcelona as Ferguson was left to rue the fact that too many of his big-name players failed to perform on the night.
You cruel men of Rome: or rather a Barcelona team who reduced the best of the Premier League to a pile of rubble.
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It really did turn out to be an unforgettable final.
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