Match statistics

BarcelonaMan. United

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
9
Corners4
 
7
Offsides2
 
5
Fouls committed7
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    United's 25-game unbeaten run in the competition is over and they become the fourth team since the UEFA Champions League came into existence to reach the final as they looked to retain their trophy only to fall at the final hurdle. Samuel Eto'o's early goal gave Barcelona the belief and, as United threw on more attacking players after the interval, the Spanish side kept possession better and eventually added the second goal through their talisman Lionel Messi. The triumph is the third by Barcelona in Europe's premier club competition and ends a remarkable season in which they also completed the double domestically.
  • 90+4
    Keita (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Vidić (Man. United) is booked.
    Nemanja Vidić brings down Lionel Messi to become the fourth player booked on the night.
  • 90+3
    Vidić (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Pedro Rodríguez (in) - Iniesta (out) (Barcelona)
    Josep Guardiola looks to eat up some time as the superb Andrés Iniesta is replaced by Pedro Rodríguez.
  • 90+1
    Iniesta (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 90
    Eto'o (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Vidić (Man. United).
  • 87
    Berbatov (Man. United) misses the target.
    Dimitar Berbatov has a free header from that corner but can only head over. Could the chance to haul United back into the game just have gone?
  • 87
    Rooney (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 86
    Rooney (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 86
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 85
    Rooney (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 85
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
    Barcelona are stroking the ball around nonchalently now and they almost work a third goal as Carles Puyol storms into the area but cannot clip his finish over Edwin van der Sar.
  • 85
    Puyol (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 83
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 83
    Evra (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Messi (Barcelona).
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Scholes (Man. United) is cautioned by the referee.
    The combative Paul Scholes is quickly into the fray but is booked for a hard tackle as Barcelona look to break again.
  • 80
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
    The outstanding Andrés Iniesta cuts in from the left but his curled near-post strike is saved above his head by Edwin van der Sar.
  • 80
    Iniesta (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 79
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    78
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is cautioned by the referee.
    Cristiano Ronaldo has become increasingly frustrated in this half and he gets booked for fouling Carles Puyol as he shepherds a ball out of play.
  • 78
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • 78
    Ferdinand (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 78
    Eto'o (Barcelona) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    75
    Scholes (in) - Giggs (out) (Man. United)
    The last throw of the dice from Sir Alex Ferguson as the midfield goal threat of Paul Scholes comes on for Ryan Giggs.
  • 74
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
    Carles Puyol rises highest but can only head a presentable chance straight at Edwin van der Sar.
  • 74
    Puyol (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 74
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 74
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • 72
    Berbatov (Man. United) misses the target.
  • 72
    Giggs (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 72
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
    What a chance for United as a cross is scuffed by Ryan Giggs with the goal at his mercy and then Cristiano Ronaldo is denied by Víctor Valdés.
  • 72
    Ronaldo (Man. United) has an effort on goal.
  • 72
    Giggs (Man. United) has a shot blocked.
  • Substitution
    72
    Keita (in) - Henry (out) (Barcelona)
    Josep Guardiola quickly looks to stabilise after the second goal with Seydou Keita adding to their numbers in midfield.
  • Goal
    70
    Messi (Barcelona) scores!
    Lionel Messi had not found the net in ten games against English opponents in the competition and that was a statistic that was never going to last. The little magician peels to the back post and Xavi Hernández picks out his only target with a curling cross, the Argentinian heading back across goal and over Edwin van der Sar.
  • 70
    Carrick (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 69
    Giggs (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 67
    Y. Touré (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Ronaldo (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    66
    Berbatov (in) - Park Ji-Sung (out) (Man. United)
    Sir Alex Ferguson's first change did not have the desired effect and the United manager will be hoping his second, Dimitar Berbatov for Ji-Sung Park, will have more of an impact.
  • 66
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 66
    Eto'o (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carrick (Man. United).
  • 66
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
    Thierry Henry twists and turns on the left but his low near-post shot was never going to beat Edwin van der Sar.
  • 66
    Henry (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 63
    Giggs (Man. United) delivers the corner.
  • 61
    Van der Sar (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 61
    Henry (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ferdinand (Man. United).
  • 60
    Y. Touré (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 59
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 59
    Giggs (Man. United) takes the free-kick.
  • 59
    Busquets (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Giggs (Man. United).
  • 58
    Puyol (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 58
    Ronaldo (Man. United) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 57
    Sylvinho (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 57
    O'Shea (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Henry (Barcelona).
  • 53
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) hits the post on free-kick.
    Andrés Iniesta has looked a class apart at the start of this half and he wins a free-kick that almost provides the second goal. The strike from Xavi Hernández bends around the wall and strikes the foot of the post.
  • 51
    Tévez (Man. United) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • 50
    Messi (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 48
    Van der Sar (Man. United) makes a save.
    Barcelona create a similar chance to the one they opened the scoring from as Thierry Henry was released down the left flank and left Rio Ferdinand sprawling in the area, only for Edwin van der Sar to save from the French striker.
  • 48
    Henry (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    46
    Tévez (in) - Anderson (out) (Man. United)
    United have wasted no time in looking to shake things up at the start of the second half. Carlos Tévez comes on in place of Anderson and will take his place in the front trident, Ji-Sung Park dropping back into the midfield three one suspects.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 41
    Y. Touré (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 40
    Rooney (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 37
    Iniesta (Barcelona) has a shot blocked.
  • 35
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 35
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • 29
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Carrick (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Messi (Barcelona).
  • 27
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Another free-kick that does not miss the target by much, Xavi Hernández curling one wide of the upright from 28 metres.
  • 26
    Anderson (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • 24
    Evra (Man. United) is penalised for a foul on Eto'o (Barcelona).
  • 23
    Ronaldo (Man. United) misses the target.
    Cristiano Ronaldo is shooting at every opportunity but as yet has not managed to catch one right in open play.
  • 22
    Giggs (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 20
    Ronaldo (Man. United) misses the target.
    Ronaldo is quick to respond to Messi in the battle between the two top players in the world. His raking effort misses the far post, though.
  • 19
    Messi (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Lionel Messi has his first say in the contest. United do not close him down and his ferocious drive is just over from the edge of the area.
  • 17
    Giggs (Man. United) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Ryan Giggs cannot keep the resulting free-kick down and his strikes flies over the bar from 20 metres.
  • Yellow Card
    16
    Piqué (Barcelona) is shown a yellow card.
    The first booking of the game as Gerard Piqué brings down Cristiano Ronaldo on the counterattack.
  • 16
    Piqué (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Ronaldo (Man. United).
  • 14
    Y. Touré (Barcelona) takes the free-kick.
  • 14
    Giggs (Man. United) is flagged for offside.
  • 11
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) takes the corner.
  • Goal
    10
    Eto'o (Barcelona) scores!
    Barcelona's first moment of note and they take the lead. Andrés Iniesta surges forwards and feeds Samuel Eto'o. The strikes cuts in from the right, clips the ball through the legs of Nemanja Vidić and fires under the body of of Edwin van der Sar. It's his fourth UEFA Champions League goal this season.
  • 9
    Ronaldo (Man. United) misses the target.
    Ronaldo's in the thick of it again, receiving the ball on the edge of the area and firing just wide of the far post. Worrying times for Pep Guardiola.
  • 8
    Henry (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Carrick (Man. United).
  • 7
    Ronaldo (Man. United) misses the target.
    Ronaldo goes for goal from even further out this time, at least 40 metres, but his power is not matched by accuracy.
  • 2
    Rooney (Man. United) misses the target.
  • 2
    Giggs (Man. United) takes the corner.
  • 2
    Park Ji-Sung (Man. United) misses the target.
  • 2
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
    United get a free-kick 30 metres from goal in the first minute. Cristiano Ronaldo does not disappoint as his effort is spilled by Víctor Valdés, but Gerard Piqué is on hand to clear from the onrushing United forwards.
  • 2
    Ronaldo (Man. United) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 1
    Y. Touré (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Anderson (Man. United).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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