Champions League Final Flashback: Barcelona 2-0 Man Utd, 2009 (Photos)

By Chris Wright

With two days to go until the biggy, we reckon it’s high-time to begin ramping up the Champions League fever so, to that end, here’s a whopping batch of brilliant photos from the last time Manchester United met Barcelona in the final – the Catalans eventually running out 2-0 winners at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, May 27th 2009…

Samuel Eto’o puts Barca ahead after only 10 minutes…

…then wheels away to celebrate with his teammates


Victor Valdes celebrates Barca’s opening goal

Lionel Messi takes to the sky to head home Barca’s second goal at the back post – losing his boot in the process if memory serves

Barcelona celebate en masse at the sound of the final whistle

Barcelona celebrate by chucking coach Pep Guardiola into orbit

Man Utd, led by Ryan Giggs and Sir Alex Ferguson, wait to collect their runners-up medals

Cristiano Ronaldo is consoled by Michel Platini and Prince William

A glum Ryan Giggs carries the runner-up plaque from the field

The victorious Barcelona squadron pose with the Champions League trophy

Please feel free to share your memories of the game. Mine are a little hazy due to reasons I can’t quite recall, but I distinctly remember nearly choking to death on a steak-flavoured McCoy’s when L’il Leo rose like a semi-dwarven salmon to meet Xavi’s looping cross at the back stick.

Good times.

Photos: PA