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Barcelona won the Champions League to complete a memorable treble, but only after watching a specially made video.

Pep Guardiola's specially-commissioned film to inspire his Barcelona players before the Champions League final has been released and it easy to see why they were uplifted.

Featuring every single one of the squad, the seven-minute video was produced by a friend of the Blaugrana coach at Catalan television channel TV3 in order to be played just before they took on Manchester United.

Mixing scenes and music from the Hollywood blockbuster 'Gladiator', the montage showed the Barca players at their best in order to help them visualise what they had to do in Rome last Wednesday.

After being called in from the pre-match warm-up, none of the squad knew what was going to happen, but many were in tears after seeing the film in the dressing room.

Now Goal.com readers can also see what helped inspire Samuel Eto'o, Lionel Messi & Co. to produce a superb performance in Rome and win the club's third European Cup.




Lucas Brown, Goal.com

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