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FC Barcelona News: 5 May 2011; Barcelona to Face Manchester United in Champions League Final

Xavi: "Manchester United are the favourites"
Xavi: "Manchester United are the favourites"

Barca's Messi shows he's just as 'complete' as Real's Ronaldo | SI
Just as green or blue or red or whatever color is en vogue this season as the new black, "complete" is the new "best." Complete is a surrogate superlative, the latest tactic, a piece of discursive dexterity in the sometimes tedious Messi or Ronaldo debate -- presented like it was some kind of incontestable fact.

'Beautiful night' so important to Barcelona | Eurosport
So how were the four Clasicos for you? Ill-tempered bouts containing occasional moments of football? Dissent-splattered encounters ruined by a lack of respect and sportsmanship between players who are world champions as international team-mates?

Xavi claims United are favourites | ESPN
Barcelona star Xavi has claimed Manchester United should be considered the favourites for the Champions League final at Wembley. Barca will meet United in London on May 28 in a rerun of the 2009 final after their respective victories over Real Madrid and Schalke.

Rampant Utd crush Schalke | Sky Sports
Manchester United will meet Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final after crushing woeful Schalke 6-1 on aggregate in their semi-final cruise.

Ferguson sees Fletcher as the key to containing Barca | Sportsman
Sir ALEX FERGUSON will rely on Darren Fletcher to plug the gaps so brutally exposed by Barcelona two years ago in the Champions League final in Rome after Manchester United eased to a 4-1 victory over Schalke at Old Trafford in the second leg of their semi-final last night. It ensured a 6-1 aggregate triumph.

'Barca are beatable' | Sky Sports
In the 2009 Champions League Final, Manchester United were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Barcelona in Rome. But their former star Clayton Blackmore says the result could be very different when the two sides clash again in this year's showpiece at Wembley.

Real return for Callejon | Sky Sports
Real Madrid are understood to have beaten a host of English clubs to the signing of Espanyol prospect Jose Callejon. A number of Premier League sides have been checking on the highly-rated Callejon. But now the 24-year-old looks to be heading back to the Santiago Bernabeu - the club where he began his career.

Sevilla's Martin Caceres ruled out for rest of season | Goal
Martin Caceres will miss the rest of Sevilla's season after being hospitalised after the 1-0 win over Almeria at the weekend. The club revealed on their official website that the Uruguayan was forced to remain in hospital for 24 hours with a lacerated kidney, following a challenge with Michael Jakobsen.

David Trezeguet is thinking about Napoli move - agent | Goal
The agent of David Trezeguet is being pragmatic over a summer switch to Napoli as he tries to force Hercules into releasing his client."I am going to Alicante to convince their president to release Trezeguet," Antonio Caliendo told.

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