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Barcelona Wins Champions League Final Over Juventus

Barcelona wins Champions League final over Juventus

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Updated Jun 06, 2015

Barcelona's won the Champions League on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Juventus that showed the beauty of fluent and attacking football after days of scandal that have tarnished the sport.

The Spanish champion dominated the game, but the Italian team played its part by fighting back from a goal down and seeking to match the complex spells woven by Barcelona's talented players. But Juventus could not hang in there when Barca accelerated into an unmatchable rhythm.

Watched by more than 70,000 people in Berlin's Olympic Stadium, Juventus striker Alvaro Morata canceled out Ivan Rakitic's early opener, Messi set up the vital second for Suarez and Neymar secured Barcelona's fifth European Cup deep into stoppage time with the last kick of the game.

The Messi-Suarez-Neymar axis complete the season with a combined 122 goals, and now European winners' medals to join their league and cup ones.

Three years after Pep Guardiola left Barcelona and after last season ended without a trophy, a treble in Luis Enrique's first season in charge suggests the Catalan giants could be ready for a new period of European dominance.

"A magnificent, spectacular day," Enrique said. "I congratulate my players, a unique group of players, their talent and commitment has been beyond doubt."

With a first Champions League triumph since 2011, Barca has now won European soccer's top trophy four times in the last decade.

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