Up Barca!!! Barcelona Beats Juventus 3 – 1 | Wins 2015 Champions League

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Congratulations to all Barca Fans…… But
Sincerely, The Match was not as Interesting
like it ought to be.
Barcelona were crowned kings of Europe for
the fifth time after beating Juventus 3-1 in the
Champions League final at the Olympic
Stadium, capping their magnificent season
with a treble of titles.
Goals from Ivan Rakitic in the fourth minute,
Luis Suarez in the 68th and Brazilian Neymar
at the end of stoppage time sealed the
Catalans’ second treble, following their feat in
2009, after they also won the La Liga title and
Spanish King’s Cup.
It was a bitter evening for Juve, who became
the first team in the history of the competition
to lose six finals in total, having also now
been defeated in their last four.
Barca overcame a nervous start when a
sublime combination, in which all 10 outfield
players touched the ball, eventually saw
Neymar feed captain Andres Iniesta, who
picked out Rakitic to score the fourth fastest
goal in a European Cup final.
Juve goal-keeper Gianluigi Buffon, who won
the World Cup in Berlin’s Olympic stadium in
2006 with Italy, denied Barcelona a second
goal in the 13th minute with a superb one-
handed save to keep out a Dani Alves shot.
The 38-year-old stopper again came to the
rescue three minutes after the restart and
Juve then grabbed an equaliser against the
run of play through former Real Madrid striker
Alvaro Morata.
However, Juve’s joy was short-lived as Lionel
Messi had an effort that Buffon could only
parry to Suarez who followed up with an
almost identical goal to the Italians’.
Neymar then had a goal disallowed after his
header bounced off his own outstretched hand
to deceive the diving Buffon, much to the
Brazil forward’s frustration.
Juventus, the second oldest team in a
European final with an average age of just
over 30, fought bravely but ran out of steam
as Neymar scored with the last kick in
stoppage time.

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