They Must Be Extraterrestrials!

FOLLOWING A MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE BY MESSI AND HIS FRIENDS, THOSE WHO SAW THE HISTORIC FINALE AT WEMBLEY AGREE: THESE GUYS HAVE MADE FOOTBALL INTO AN ART!

Calm, quick, constantly passing, constantly forming triangles, constantly sneaking men behind the Manchester defense, Barça has become a team respected around the world.

The soccer ball could no longer remain impartial in the presence of a team that treated it so well, better perhaps than it had been treated in years. Barça stood alone now on the top of the world. I will always recall with pleasure what an English soccer official told me on the way back from Wembley: “The best final game was the one played in Istanbul.”  Sponsor of both teams that made it to the finals, Turkish Airlines was a definite winner as well.

Barcelona have lifted the Champions League Cup for the fourth time. With their recent cup victory, the red and blue brought the number of
Champion Club/Champions League Cups taken home by the Spanish teams up to 13. Right behind the Spaniards are the Italians with 11 cups.
Real Madrid’s Mesut Özil was the assist king of the 2010-11 season. Iniesta, with five assists, followed Özil, who gave the passes for six goals, while Xavi and Messi made three assists each.

Playing in his first Premier League at age 16, Wayne Rooney shot the 25th Champions League goal of his career at Wembley.Barcelona was in possession of the ball 63 percent of the time in the historic final at Wembley.

During the total 61 minutes the ball was in play, only one of Manchester’s shots on target was a goal compared with 12 shots on target out of a total 19 attempts and three goals scored by Barcelona.

Born October 29, 1970, goalkeeper Van der Sar, who said goodbye to football in this final, went down in history for being a year older than technical director Guardiola.