The 2011 Champions League final is finished, and Barcelona are kings of Europe. The Catalan side bested English stalwarts Manchester United, in spirited fashion. Pedro, Villa and Messi all helped to push Barcelona to a 3-1 victory.
However, some fans found themselves bored with the same old teams playing in the final, as this year's game was a rematch of the 2009 final (with the same result). Now, as we await another year long wait until the next final, we find ourselves thinking of exciting match ups for next year's game.
Strong new teams such as Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund will look to break up the Manchester-Barcelona-Madrid hegemony, while other Champions League veterans (Milan, Inter, Bayern, Arsenal, Chelsea) lurk in the distance, always a threat to make a deep run or even to win the Champions League.
The potential amount of rivalry matches, with significant rivals being picked from several European countries, only furthers the possibility for next year's game. Though we will have to wait, we can still imagine what lies ahead.