UEFA Champions League Final: 5 Ways for Barcelona To Beat Manchester United

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UEFA Champions League Final: 5 Ways for Barcelona To Beat Manchester United
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Manchester United vs. Barcelona.

Two of the world’s best teams will take on each other at the Wembley in a rematch of the 2008-09 final in which Barcelona won 2-0 to mark a new era of domination.

But this time around, Manchester United will definitely come back stronger. In Sir Alex Ferguson, United have one of the world’s best tacticians who knows how to outwit and outsmart his opponents and armed with the knowledge of the mistakes made back in 2009, United will be out to retrieve vengeance.

Heading into the match, Barcelona are favorites but no one can ever write Manchester United off and heading into the match, people have been cautious about Barcelona’s chances knowing that United have the fire power to beat them.

Barcelona are a team that are on the cusp of greatness and a win over the Red Devils will only go further in cementing their places as one of the greatest teams to play the beautiful game. Armed with players like Lionel Messi, David Villa, Carlos Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta to just name a few, Barcelona have some of the best players on the face of the planet.

But Barcelona will need to be at their best to defeat United, who have peaked at the right time and look great having wrapped up another league title, their 19th.

Barcelona, on the other hand, are victims of exhaustion, with the core of their team having been in South Africa, leading Spain to World Cup glory.

But having wrapped up the league title fairly comfortably and with games to spare, Pep Guardiola has been given the luxury of resting some of his key players ahead of this colossal clash.

Barcelona have to be wary of the threat posed by United and their witty manager, Ferguson, and here is a look at the five things that the Catalan giants must do to win their second Champions League crown in three years.

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