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Barcelona’s imperious display to beat Man Utd in 2011 Champions League final

Barcelona conquered Europe for a fourth time in brilliant fashion during the 2010/11 season, their final performance against Manchester United a masterclass as tiki-taka reigned supreme.

Pep Guardiola’s side are regarded by many as the greatest team club football has ever witnessed and their Wembley performance was perhaps the zenith of an unforgettable side, Sir Alex Ferguson declaring the Catalans as the best team he had ever faced as Red Devils’ manager.

Goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa sealed Champions League success for the Spanish giants, whose intricate passing play and carousel of possession left United chasing shadows for much of the evening.

It was the second time in three seasons the two sides had contested club football’s biggest prize, with Barcelona’s brilliance once again ensuring the Champions League trophy made its way to the Camp Nou.

Messi’s mesmeric magic was the highlight of Barcelona’s dominance, whilst Xavi and Andres Iniesta conducted the flow of the Spaniard’s midfield in signature style.

Exactly 10 years since Barcelona’s iconic triumph, here is the club’s Champions League final victory over Manchester United.

 

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