UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona vs. Manchester United Updates

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UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona vs. Manchester United Updates
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The two best teams in the two best leagues in the world clashing in arguably the world's most famous football stage—is there really anything not to love about Saturday's UEFA Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United

Saturday's highly-anticipated final at Wembley in London should look somewhat familiar to most football observers, considering the match features the same sides that battled for Champions League glory two years ago in Rome, with Barcelona emerging victorious 2-0. 

But plenty has changed since then. 

Manchester United have transformed from a side that so heavily relied on the talents of Cristiano Ronaldo to a stout, resilient bunch that brushed aside English Premier League challenges from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea en route to a domestic triumph. 

Barcelona have a similar side to the 2009 group that triumphed in Europe, but replaced aging stars Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto with younger stars Pedro and David Villa to compliment the always-spectacular Lionel Messi up top. Pedro was on Barcelona's 2009 side, but was rarely featured. 

Some consider this to be an even stronger Barcelona side than 2009's edition, but Manchester United have shown repeatedly that they are more than capable of comprehensively disposing any of Europe's top competition in their run to the final. 

Check back here for all of the latest updates leading up to what will surely be an epic clash on Saturday and, of course, check in to Bleacher Report's world football section for even more coverage. 

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