The first half of the 2011 UEFA Champions League final has lived up to the excitement that surround the pre-match hype as Barcelona took a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute behind the foot of Pedro, who pushed a goal past Edwin Van der Sar. Barca's Xavi advanced past Man U's Michael Carrick before passing the ball to the Pedro on the right for the score.
With Barcelona looking superior through the first 30 minutes, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney answered in the 34th minute, as Rooney passed the ball to Ryan Giggs, who tapped it back to Rooney for the equalizer just inside the box, chipping the ball past Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes. The goal seemingly turned the match back into a slugfest as the United fans became quite loud and sparked Sir Alex Ferguson's squad.
Barca had a chance in the 42rd minute as David Villa crossed a pass in the box in front of the goal that went just wide of Lionel Messi and out of bounds.
Shots (On Goal) Barcelona 10 (3) Manchester United 2 (1)
Fouls Barcelona 2 Manchester United 5
Corner Kicks Barcelona 1 Manchester United 0
Offsides Barcelona 0 Manchester United 4
Time Of Possession Barcelona 70% Manchester United 30%
Yellow Cards Barcelona 0 Manchester United 0
Red Cards Barcelona 0 Manchester United 0
Saves Barcelona 0 Manchester United 2
Barcelona Pedro 27th minute
Manchester United Wayne Rooney 34th minute