ESPN – Gerard Pique’s master class 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 goal-scoring 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…

ESPN – Arturo Vidal struggles as Juventus suffer Champions League final defeat

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. Barcelona fans celebrate following Barcelona's 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Juventus' equaliser, as Alvaro Morata was left wide open at the back post. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno delves deeper into Barcelona's 1-0 first half lead over Juventus, where Barcelona have controlled proceedings thus far. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Ivan Rakitic's goal after only four minutes, where Iniesta's perfectly weighted pass found a wide open Rakitic. Andres Iniesta is replaced by Xavi, who makes his 151st appearance in the Champions League and his final match with Barcelona. 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. Juventus' hopes of winning the Champions League and clinching the first Treble in club history were dashed as Barcelona emerged victorious in Berlin. Juve started well and later had their best spell of the game to equalise in the second half but could not take other opportunities that presented themselves. Juventus Barcelona 1 3 FT Game Details Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Player Ratings (1-10; 10=best. Players introduced after 70 minutes get no rating): GK Gianluigi Buffon, 8 — He made some errors but Juventus stayed in the match largely because of the heroic…