The teams playing in the Champions League final of the 2008/2009 season were Manchester United and FC Barcelona. This is the only match between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in terms of the Champions League Final, who became the G.O.A.T.?
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"The most impressive ball" was on the front page of the newspapers at that time, since there was no social media, and people did not browse the news as much as they do now. Considered by many this ball has more details in terms of appearance tahn any others. The red burgundy color scheme was inspired by the Roman Empire. The silver connecting the stars, due to which one star is missing - instead of the star, the Champions League goblet is decorated in silver - inspired by the quote "All roads lead to Rome".
Exceptionally, nothing surprising happened in the group stage that year. Panathinaikos' first place in the group stage could be highlighted. In the elimination stage, Bayern sent Porto home with 12 goals in two amazing matches, although their momentum did not last long, the Xavi-Iniesta-Messi trio of Barcelona achieved 5 goals against the bavarians. Arsenal needed 7 penalties to reach the top eight, but last year's defending champion easily overcame them with 2-3 goals.
The final, if we look at the result, doesn't look exciting from a distance, the final result 2-0 in favor of FC Barcelona, but the match was full of interesting things. The possession of the ball was almost the same, as were the number of shots on goal, but in the 10th minute of the first half, Van der Saar was unable to save Eto'o's dazzling trick. In the second half, the garnet-red-blues had 8 times more shots on goal than the red devils. In the 70th minute, after a cross, the 169 cm tall Lionel Messi headed the ball into the goal, thus setting the final result.