Throwback: Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 to win 2009 Champions League and secure first Spanish treble (video)
On May 27, 2009, Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona beat English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United to win the 2009 UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona raced to an early lead as Samuel Eto’o converted a pass from Andres Iniesta in the 10th minute.
A Lionel Messi header sealed the result from a Xavi Hernandez cross in the 70th minute as Barcelona held on for a comfortable victory.
The triumph in front of 62,467 fans at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome meant that Barcelona became the first Spanish side to secure a treble after earlier winning the Spanish La Liga and Copa Del Rey.
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A REMINDER:#OnThisDay 2009
Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League Final.
Eto’o and Messi with the goals. That header! 😱👏pic.twitter.com/Wguo5Bz8lv
— Football Remind (@FootballRemind) May 27, 2020