UEFA Champions League FInal: Rooney Answers Pedro's Strike, Tilt Tied 1-1
OK, that's the Barcelona we remember.
Manchester United came out firing on all cylinders against Barcelona but shortly thereafter Barcelona began playing the game we've all come to know and love.
It seemed inevitable that Barcelona was bound to score, with David Villa having several chances on goal, until Pedro fired home a beautiful goal to give Barcelona an early 1-0 lead at Wembley.
It's been said, time and time and again, that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world. Barcelona's Xavi, made his claim for that designation when setting up Pedro's 25th-minute strike.
Xavi, who is wearing Barcelona's captain's armband in place of the injured Carles Puyol, made a strong run through the middle of Manchester United's area and made a pinpoint pass through the heart of United's defense with the outside of his foot.
He found a streaking Pedro who easily beat United keeper Edwin van der Sar on the near post. There was little van der Sar could do to stop the Spaniard's strike in what will likely be his final professional game.
Wayne Rooney then answered in the 32nd minute with an amazing strike to give Manchester United a 1-1 tie. The pace so far has been breathtaking at Wembley. Stay tuned for more action.
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