ESPN – Gerard Pique’s masterclass in defence helps Barcelona secure UCL title

In an end-to-end Champions League Final clash, it was FC Barcelona who took home the title after defeating the ever-resilient Juventus 3-1 in Berlin. In an end-to-end Champions League final clash, it was FC Barcelona who took home the title after defeating the ever-resilient Juventus 3-1 in Berlin. ESPN FC's Craig Burley highlights Barcelona's attacking ferocity being key in defeating a resilient Juventus side to claim the Champions League title. Despite Juventus' spirited second-half push, it was Luis Suarez and Barcelona who could not be denied yet another Champions League crown. Ivan Rakitic produced the complete midfield performance in the Champions League final, including scoring the opening goal for Barcelona. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno discusses the opening goal of the Champions League final, where Andres Iniesta used his excellent vision to find the feet of Ivan Rakitic for the game's opening goal. Barcelona fans celebrate following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was elated with securing the historic treble, following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin. Andres Iniesta is replaced by Xavi, who makes his 151st appearance in the Champions League and his final match with Barcelona. Barcelona won the Champions League after deservedly defeating Juventus 3-1. Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Neymar scored the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 60 percent of possession, created 17 goalscoring chances and attempted 17 shots, eight of them on target. The much-anticipated clash started, as expected, with the Catalans pushing forward from the initial whistle. Their efforts were rewarded by Rakitic's goal after just four minutes following a trademark team effort which the Italians could…

ESPN – Barcelona clinch Champions League glory by mixing the old with the new

In an end-to-end Champions League Final clash, it was FC Barcelona who took home the title after defeating the ever-resilient Juventus 3-1 in Berlin. In an end-to-end Champions League final clash, it was FC Barcelona who took home the title after defeating the ever-resilient Juventus 3-1 in Berlin. ESPN FC's Craig Burley highlights Barcelona's attacking ferocity being key in defeating a resilient Juventus side to claim the Champions League title. Despite Juventus' spirited second-half push, it was Luis Suarez and Barcelona who could not be denied yet another Champions League crown. Ivan Rakitic produced the complete midfield performance in the Champions League final, including scoring the opening goal for Barcelona. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno discusses the opening goal of the Champions League final, where Andres Iniesta used his excellent vision to find the feet of Ivan Rakitic for the game's opening goal. Barcelona fans celebrate following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was elated with securing the historic treble, following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin. Andres Iniesta is replaced by Xavi, who makes his 151st appearance in the Champions League and his final match with Barcelona. BERLIN — Three thoughts on Barcelona's 3-1 win vs. Juventus in the Champions League final. 1. Barcelona complete a deserved treble Barcelona, as Gerard Pique put it on the eve of the final, have reached “perfection.” Perhaps the greatest attacking trio the game has ever seen — Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar — have appropriately won the treble, but that was not all that was fitting about this 3-1 win over Juventus. Barca have had the perfect season in winning every trophy possible and this…