(PhatzRadio – Staff Writer CWO) Hi soccer fans, the most anticipated game of the season happened Saturday with the final of the UEFA Champions League between Barcelona and Manchester United. Barcelona won 3-1 and showed everybody that they are best team in Europe and possibly the world. Barcelona deserve the title because they work hard all season long and with this title, Barcelona, has secured their fourth European Champion Club title. With this win, Spain becomes the country with the most wins in this competition’s history.
In the first 10 minutes of the game, Manchester United played very well and has 2 clear goal opportunities but Barcelona started to attack at the 13th minute and took control of the game. Pedro open the scoreboard for Barcelona at the 27th minute of the first half but 7 minutes later Wayne Rooney took advantage of a Barcelona mistake and tied the match 1-1. Barcelona started to play as a team and scored the second goal in the 54th minute of the second half and 7 minutes later, forward David Villa scored the third goal for Barcelona. Barcelona, with a 2 goal advantage were in complete control of the match. Ball possession: Barcelona 65% and Manchester United 35%, Shots on Goal: Barcelona 21(13) Manchester United 4(1), Corner Kicks: Barcelona 6 Manchester 0, Fouls Committed: Barcelona 5 and Manchester 15, Off Sides: Barcelona 1 Manchester 6. Congratulations to Barcelona and their fans.
In Italy, Inter won the Italian Cup Sunday beating Palermo 3-1 with a great performance from forward Samuel Eto scoring 2 goals.
In the MLS, Columbus Crew tied 3-3 Chivas USA, Andrés Mendoza scored twice and Emmanuel Ekpo had the equalizer as the Columbus Crew rallied from a goal down three separate times for a wild 3-3 draw against Chivas USA on Saturday at Crew Stadium. L.A. Galaxy won 1-0 against New England Revolution. Chicago Fire tied 2-2 San Jose; the Chicago Fire and the San Jose Earthquakes were at it again Saturday night, playing to a 2-2 draw in front of 11,926 at Toyota Park just five days after Chicago beat San Jose in a penalty shootout in US Open Cup play at Buck Shaw Stadium. In other scores, Houston tied 2-2 FC Dallas, Seattle Sounders beat Real Salt Lake 2-1, Sporting Kansas tied 1-1 Colorado Rapids, D.C. United beat Portland 3-2.
This week we will have a lot of action in the MLS on Wednesday, Chivas matches up against Vancouver and on Friday L.A. Galaxy will face D.C. United.
The Gold Cup starts this coming Sunday with Costa Rica facing Cuba and Mexico facing El Salvador. The groups for the Golden Cup in the Group A, we have Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Cuba. In the Group B, we have Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica and Grenada. In the Group C, we have USA, Canada, Panama and Guadeloupe.
Stay tuned for more soccer information.