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I'm usually not very good with predictions, but I’ll stick my neck out and predict a 2-0 for Barcelona, with goals coming from David Villa and Andrés Iniesta, both assisted by Leo Messi. I’m probably wrong, but then again, predictions are rarely right.
Most importantly, this final will be a victory for football, after boring, boring Inter Milan won the competition last season employing ultra-defensive tactics. This time, the final will feature two teams who like to play football and not just destroy the opponent’s game, which represents a triumph for the beautiful game.
Last but not least, I predict, or rather wish, that Sergio Busquets will have a fantastic performance, as a response to the disgraceful hate campaign he has been victim of in the past month due to Real Madrid’s shameful defamation campaign.
Manuel is both right and wrong. It will most certainly be a victory for football, with free-flowing, attacking play on the cards played at a high tempo, but with defensive discipline woven in when required. And for the trained eye, it'll be a coach's dream, with a plethora of detailed, intricate tactics just waiting to be deciphered by those who know the game.
However, Manuel is wrong when it comes to the scoreline. It'll be 2-0 Manchester United, with Javier Hernandez making a superbly intelligent run to get in behind Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique and score a tap-in, while Paul Scholes will score a Wembley piledriver from 30-yards! Hopefully.