Saturday, 6 June 2015

Barcelona defeat Juventus, win historic Champions League title

BERLIN -- There are times when Barcelona relies on casual brilliance to pick apart the opposition and win matches. This gripping UEFA Champions League final demanded more than just than the collective to subdue Juventus once and for all. This occasion required that extra moment of brilliance. Once again, Lionel Messi provided it. Messi prompted Luis Suarez’s winner with a determined, enterprising run to quell the willing Italian champions and secure a fifth European title with a 3-1 victory at Olympiastadion. Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring after just four minutes by capping off one of those compelling sequences with a neat finish. Juventus survived the forthcoming onslaught and summoned a tidy sequence of its own to equalize through Alvaro Morata after the break. Suarez tucked home the remnants of Messi’s darting run and rasping drive after 68 minutes secure the victory. Neymar rounded off the night with a deserved third in second-half stoppage time to wrap this compelling final in style. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)
BERLIN -- There are times when Barcelona relies on casual brilliance to pick apart the opposition and win matches. This gripping UEFA Champions League final demanded more than just than the collective to subdue Juventus once and for all. This occasion required that extra moment of brilliance. Once again, Lionel Messi provided it. Messi prompted Luis Suarez’s winner with a determined, enterprising run to quell the willing Italian champions and secure a fifth European title with a 3-1 victory at Olympiastadion. Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring after just four minutes by capping off one of those compelling sequences with a neat finish. Juventus survived the forthcoming onslaught and summoned a tidy sequence of its own to equalize through Alvaro Morata after the break. Suarez tucked home the remnants of Messi’s darting run and rasping drive after 68 minutes secure the victory. Neymar rounded off the night with a deserved third in second-half stoppage time to wrap this compelling final in style. Tweet @Lastborn11 (07060428346)