Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 on Wednesday night to win the European Champions League for the second time in four seasons, dominating behind goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.
Eto'o put the Spanish champions ahead in the 10th minute at the Stadio Olimpico. The three-time African player of the year from Cameroon took a pass from Andres Iniesta, cut around defender Nemanja Vidic and beat Edwin van der Sar. The goalkeeper got a touch on the right-footed shot but couldn't keep it from going in at the near post.
Messi, who had 38 of Barcelona's 153 goals this season, set off colorful celebrations at one end of the stadium, filled with 62,467 fans, and left English fans in silence as Manchester United's European unbeaten streak ended at 25 games.