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Join Goal.com's international team for up-to-the-minute coverage of the biggest game of the season: the Champions League final!

The Champions League Final is here on Goal.com!

Right through to kick off and beyond, through the game, and beyond, we bring you the absolute latest and best news from the Champions League final in Rome between Barcelona and Manchester United.

We bring you unrivalled editorial content, LIVE updates before and during and after the match, our traditional game preview, and even a look at how the city of Rome itself is preparing for this massive event.

If you want to know which players to watch out for at the Olimpico, you've come to the right place; for the history of contests between these two great clubs, look no further. After the game, find out even more about what went on.

Everything you need for the Champions League final is right here. Take your pick from our content below. Content that is as yet un-linked is coming soon, so check back often.

POST-MATCH CONTENT

OUR EDITORIALS

Want some post-match discussion to really sink your teeth into? You've come to the right place...
Team of the Tournament
Join Goal.com for a look at the best XI of the Champions League 2008-09
Player of the Tournament
CL Special: Xavi - The Best Centre Midfielder In The World, The Symbol Of Pure Football
Barcelona's CL Legacy
Spanish Inquisition: Barcelona Cement Spain's Status As The Best In The World
In Defence Of CR7
English Angle: Manchester United Were The Big-Game Flops, Not Cristiano Ronaldo
Meet The Team
Silverware Special: In Honour Of Barcelona - Meet The Treble-Winners
The RatingsChampions League Final Player Ratings: Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United
The Reaction
CL Special: Alex Ferguson Falls Apart As Brilliant Barcelona Obliterate World Champions
Barcelona Heroes
CL Special: Messi Beat Cristiano Ronaldo, While Xavi & Iniesta Beat Them All
Personal Battles
CL Special: Who Won The Head-to-Head Battles?
Worldview - The Match
Goal.com Worldview: The Best Team Won The Champions League Final
Worldview - The Media
Goal.com Worldview: What The World's Media Said About The Battle In Rome

MATCH COVERAGE

Goal.com is famous for our exhaustive match coverage. We bring Rome to your doorstep with our Champions League final content, LIVE from the stadium.
Match Report
Re-live the excitement with our report. Share your thoughts with your fellow fans, too, on our comments system
Player Ratings
Goal.com experts rate the individual performers over the course of the game
Top & Flop - Your Vote
Vote for the best and worst players to grace the Olimpico pitch
Goal.com RealTime - LIVE!All the build up and follow-through live, including quotes and pictures live from Rome!
Be Part Of History!
Join our video partners at PartoftheGame.tv to win tickets to a top Premier League match!

ROME CALLING!

Goal.com's roving reporters in Rome offer ground-level updates in the build up to the final. If you want to know what the fans are singing, how the security is, and where to find beer, just ask our guys in the Italian capital!
Sunday
What prominent Romans think about the oncoming occasion
Monday
The citizens are out in force backing their favourite teams
Tuesday I
Barcelona arrive in the city - friendly chaos ensues!
Tuesday II
The fans are in good voice
Wednesday I
The alcohol ban has been ignored
Wednesday II (LIVE)
Despite the booze, fans are in fine voice together
Thursday
Still to come

PRE-MATCH CONTENT ARCHIVE

THE ROAD TO ROME

The path to the Champions League final started all the way back last year. Find out how the two sides made it to Rome...
Manchester United
The Red Devils progressed to the final off the back of a rock-solid defence. Find out what Goal.com's international team made of their progress
Barcelona
Barcelona wowed Europe with some terrific attacking displays before edging past Chelsea in the semi-finals - learn more here


MATCH COVERAGE

Goal.com is famous for our exhaustive match coverage. We bring Rome to your doorstep with our Champions League final content, LIVE from the stadium.
Match Preview
Build-up, team news, players to watch, predictions - it's all here
LIVE! Commentary
Head to our match page at kick-off for up-to-the-minute updates on the game itself
Goal.com RealTime - LIVE!
All the build up and follow-through live, including quotes and pictures live from Rome!
Match Report
Re-live the excitement with our report. Share your thoughts with your fellow fans, too, on our comments system
Player Ratings
Goal.com experts rate the individual performers over the course of the game
Top & Flop - Your Vote
Vote for the best and worst players to grace the Olimpico pitch
Be Part Of History!
Join our video partners at PartoftheGame.tv to win tickets to a top Premier League match!


HOW TO WIN

For tactical discussions to really sink your teeth into, join Goal.com for an in-depth look at ways for each side to pick up the trophy...
Manchester United to win
Barcelona are said to be weak at set-pieces - can United take advantage? How will the midfield line up?
Barcelona to win
How can Barcelona find their way past the Red Devils' back line? How will they deal with the absence of their full-backs?
Key Personal Battles
What are the biggest one-on-one matchups on the Olimpico pitch? We put our case forward...

PICK YOUR TEAMS

Everyone wants to be the coach. Now's your chance. Your fellow Goal.com fans are already picking their preferred elevens...
Manchester United
The midfield and attack offer you a great deal of options. How should Fergie pick his team?
Barcelona
With so many defensive woes, how would you line up the Blaugrana? Take your choice

GOAL.COM WORLDVIEW

Goal.com has editors in dozens of countries, and we like nothing better than to gather together our global perspective on the big occasions...
Match Predictions
Predictions - it's an art, not a science. Find out what the Goal.com staff think will happen at the Olimpico
Ji Sung Park - Worldview
Ji Sung Park - Pioneer
Ji Sung Park of Manchester United is set to become the first Asian to play in a Champions League final. We ask what difference he can make to the occasion

BARCELONA UNITED

A worthy thought-experiment: if you were given full access to the Barcelona and Manchester United squads and asked to build a starting line-up, who would you pick? We investigate.
The Dream Team
Goal.com's Sulmaan Ahmad picks his starting eleven from the two squads, and invites you to do the same

THE LATEST NEWS

As well as our feature content, there's much more to look forward to. Our newsfeed runs 24/7 and keeps you informed of all the latest developments.
Champions League homepage
Click onto our Champions League homepage for all the news, features, interviews, and more between now and the end of the week
Champions League news wire
For a quick and easy look at everything that's going on, try our Champions League newsfeed

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