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The legendary striker has hinted that he will be following Barcelona as he gets set to watch the game of the year...

Brazil legend Pele will be quietly supporting Barcelona during tonight's showpiece Champions League final between the Spanish champions and Manchester United in Rome.

The two teams lock horns for European club football's biggest prize, and the former Brazilian striker is leaning towards the Spanish side because of their Brazilian contingent.

"It's difficult to make a prediction, however, a number of Brazilians play for Barcelona. It's difficult to say who will win though," Pele told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

According to the latest reports, Manchester United are 9/1 favourites to beat the Azulgrana on penalties.

The English side will be hoping to become the first team to win the competition twice in a row since its inception in the new league format back in 1992-93. Barcelona had won the last of the old-style European Cups at Wembley against Sampdoria in May 1992. The Spanish side won it again when they beat Arsenal in 2006, while United lifted the trophy last year against Chelsea after winning it in 1999 in Barcelona.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com

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