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A week to remember in London

Published: Sunday 29 May 2011, 3.20CET
FC Barcelona made a winning return to the scene of their first success of 1992 but Wembley week was about so much more than just Saturday's final as UEFA.com's video review shows.
 
 
 
Published: Sunday 29 May 2011, 3.20CET

A week to remember in London

FC Barcelona made a winning return to the scene of their first success of 1992 but Wembley week was about so much more than just Saturday's final as UEFA.com's video review shows.

From the mesmerising skills of Lionel Messi to the boundless enthusiasm of fans at the UEFA Champions Festival, the week leading to FC Barcelona's fourth success at European football's top table proved a memorable experience.

London's Hyde Park played host to fan-related activities throughout the week, with supporters inspired to participate as well as to record their link to the game's elite level by having photographs taken with the UEFA Champions League Trophy.

The UEFA Women's Champions League Trophy was also on parade and would be held aloft by Olympique Lyonnais on Thursday evening at Craven Cottage, the French team having dethroned 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam.

A pulsating atmosphere at Fulham FC was followed by one at the Wembley showpiece, where 87,695 witnessed a scintillating spectacle on Saturday evening. Before that, the Ultimate Champions had played out their own entertainment with a legends match at the UEFA Champions Festival.

"It makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, one thing you'll never forget," prophesied former Manchester United FC striker Teddy Sheringham, a player for the England team against the World All-Stars, about the final. He would be proved right.

Sheringham's old club ended up on the wrong side of a 3-1 final scoreline but the variety of events in London illuminated the week while also leaving a proud legacy. Relive it all on UEFA.com.

Last updated: 27/11/12 21.34CET

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