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2011 UEFA Champions League Finals Today At Wembley

If you're a soccer fan, today is the day for you as Manchester United and Barcelona are set to square off at London's historic Wembley Stadium for the title of the 2010-2011 UEFA Champions League top team. The winner receives the coveted European cup. This will be the first UEFA title match for the new version of Wembley, though the prior stadium held the finals five different teams, as recently as 1992.

The Man U versus Barca final is a repeat of the 2009 final, which Barca won 2-0, behind goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi. To reach the finals this year, Manchester United defeated Schalke 04, while Barcelona defeated rival Real Madrid.

Both team feature a host of great players, but Barca is seemingly lead by Messi, the Argentinian who is arguably the top player in the world at the age of 23. Messi has been named the top player by FIFA each of the past two seasons. Sir Alex Ferguson's Man U squad is lead by the the play of forward and England native, Wayne Rooney. Saturday's match will truly be a showcase of some of the world's premier players.

What a way to go out it will be for United's goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who at the age of 40 will be retiring after the match. The Dutchman already has won Champions League titles with both Man U and Ajax.

So there you have it, "The Flea" (Messi) versus the guy who looks like Flea. What a great final it shall be, with coverage beginning at 1 pm CST on Fox. This marks the second year in a row the match will be broadcast live on national television in the United States.