SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL PRE-MATCH | POSSIBLE FC BARCELONA STARTING 11 AGAINST MANCHESTER UNITED.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL PRE-MATCH | POSSIBLE FC BARCELONA STARTING 11 AGAINST MANCHESTER UNITED.

The build up is strong locally as the Football World eagerly anticipates the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL at Wembley (London) tomorrow between MANCHESTER UNITED & FC BARCELONA. Listening to the commentaries today one gets the idea that most see Barça as clear favourites, although the English Club comes into the Final on a wave of good form. The Spanish Club on the other hand goes in with Pedro & Villa below maximum form & even Lionel Messi playing less than his usual habitual level. Said this,  one one doubts that the mentioned players will be more the likely in the FC BARCELONA starting 11 along with the names being unanimously given by most local media observers:

Valdes, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Abidal (Mascherano), Busquets, Xavi Hernandez, Iniesta, Villa, Messi & Pedro.  


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The only doubt in the mind of Barça Coach Guardiola is if Abidal starts or not. If not, Puyol would take the left back position & Mascherano would play alongside Pique in the central defensive position.

In reference to Manchester United, Spain is "far away" from the local media experts & we are receiving the following ideas on how United Coach Ferguson could start tomorrow. According to the London based press, Manchester has two models to chose from & apparently Ferguson has not shown as yet his cards. There is a more "midfield packed" - conservative version of 5 midfielders to stop the Barça play-making & ball control style, or there is the "attacking model" with Chicharito upfront with Rooney playing in a forward supportive role while utilizing  their counter-attacking strengths & speed with the dangerous Valencia down the wing.

Either way, Manchester United look great on paper, have looked excellent during the final stretch of the Premier League & will be respected by Barcelona. It´s going to be a grand final & a game not to be missed.

From here, best of luck to both sides & may the better team win.


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