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…

GUARDIAN – Liverpool ‘to part company with first-team coach Mike Marsh’

• Former player reportedly loses job following end-of-season review• Brendan Rodgers to remain at Liverpool after talks Liverpool are to reportedly part company with their first-team coach, Mike Marsh, following the end-of-season review that saw Brendan Rodgers retained as manager.Marsh’s contract at Anfield expires this month and, according to the Liverpool Echo, he has been told it will not be renewed. Continue reading…