Tag Archives: Champions League Final Preview

Benfica vs. Manchester United: Remembering 1968 – Part Two

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By worriedturkey. The Promised Land The journey to WEMBLEY!! WEMBLEY!! Was quite a journey. We squeezed into a train like sardines, though the banter was special, knots in the stomach and goose-pimples were in full stride and the sense of expectation was like nothing I’d felt before. […]

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Benfica vs. Manchester United: Remembering 1968 – Part One

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By worriedturkey. WEMBLEY!! WEMBLEY!! WE’RE THE GREATEST MAN UNITED AND WE’RE OFF TO WEMBLEY!! It was a tired and hungry (and smelly) lad who arrived home on the 17th May 1968, having just returned (hitching) from the semi-final of the European cup against Real Madrid. As I […]

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Flashback: Build-up to Moscow 2008

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By Lee Savery. 21st May 2008. The 2007-2008 season saw the Champions League final staged at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia which was the first time the European Cup final had been staged in the country and hence the most easternmost final in the tournament’s history. The […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Tactical Analysis of Barca’s phases

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. Champions League preview by @Santapelota This piece trusts readers will already be aware, from a static perspective, of the teams’ respective shape and some of their characteristic movements. What follows is an attempt to examine how variations to these mechanisms, together with solutions to problems likely to […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Using the Lessons acquired in 2009

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By Sleepy Sir Alex Ferguson has not directly talked about ‘revenge’, but he has often talked about the lessons he learnt 2 years ago in what was for 75 minutes at least, a horror show of a performance from his side. There has been a lot of […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview – Part Two

Part 2 of the Champions League Final Preview sees Sleepy and @Santapelota profile Manchester United’s key men. Key strengths and potential weaknesses are discussed in each are of the field, as well as identifying a few of the potential key tactical battles for Saturday’s game. Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. Goalkeeper: Edwin […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview - Part One

Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview – Part One

Introducing the first part of our four-part Champions League Final Preview Special, @Santapelota joins Sleepy to set the scene tactically, and offers us his unique insight into the Barcelona squad. Here we take a look at the likely Barcelona starting eleven and key substitutes, offering a mini-profile of each player, whilst analysing their key strengths […]

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