From the kick off, it looked like United were going to sew the game up within the first ten minutes of the match with some fine volleys by Ronaldo. Then Eto’o scored and United fell apart. Barcelona were better at picking up loose balls and intercepting passes; they took control of the important midfield area with a fine example of continental football. When the breaks came for Barcelona, United were lacking in defence.
So fair dos, it was Barcelona’s night and Spain celebrates.
On a different note, it was clear that Barcelona had better support at the top with the President and King of Spain in attendance. All United could manage was wimpy Prince William who showed no interest whatsoever in the game. Of course the politicians were absent because no longer could they claim the trip on expenses. And did you notice Berlusconi falling asleep?