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Champions League Final, Man U’s to loose

By: Michael Dunham

May 27th is the biggest soccer, or futbol, day in all of Europe and around the world.  As Manchester United prepares to face FC Barcelona for the UEFA Champions League Final, all eyes turn to Rome in eager anticipation.

As we wait, all we can do is predict, analyze, and, for those die hard fans, hope our team wins.

United likes to get an early lead and then sit on what they have so they will likely come out of the gates strong and look for an early goal.  If they do not have the lead by the 20th minute then Barcelona is sitting in a good position and will likely have the momentum.

Barcelona has lost their last two league matches, and even though those games did not matter in the bigger picture, a team like Barcelona needs the momentum of a few wins when going into such a big game, against such a talented team.

Injuries could be a major factor on how both teams perform in the final.  Barcelona’s Thierry Henry and Andres Iniesta are both questionable for the game and, if they do not play, could put a huge damper on Barcelona’s ability to score.  While Manchester will be without Darren Fletcher, who was suspended from the game, they will be getting back captain Rio Ferdinand who will be returning from a calf injury.  While he will be returning, it is uncertain how well he will be able to perform during the game.

I think that Manchester will score one early and the game will be equalized with a late Barcelona goal to send the game to penalties where Manchester will take the cup for the second year in a row.

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Man U wins again

The great Manchester United tied Arsenal 0-0 today to win the English Premier League Trophy again.  With it being the 18th time they have won the trophy i think it is safe to say that they could be classified as the Yankees of soccer, or the Cowboys of futbol.  Ever since i bought FiFa 2008 I have been following English Soccer, and Soccer around the world for that matter, and I sure am glad Man U has been my team because they win everything.

They have a no need game against Hull City on the 24th that will likely see very little, if any, of Ronaldo, Rooney, and the rest of the big time starters as they prepare for the next biggest game of their lives:

that of course being the Champions League title game against Barcelona on the 27th.  Manchester hopes to trump the attempts of Xavi, Eto’o, Henry and Iniesta and repeat as Champions.

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