Champions League Highlights: Barcelona Beat Juventus 3-1 to Lift Fifth Title

Updated: 07 June 2015 02:48 IST

FC Barcelona won their fifth UEFA Champions League title with a 3-1 win over Juventus.

Barcelona have been crowned European champions and it is their fourth Champions League title in the last decade after their 2006, 2009 and 2011 triumphs. Catch all the highlights of the match here:

Neymar Champs League Final
Neymar celebrates.


02:13 (IST): That's it! Neymar nets the third goal to help Barcelona lift the title. Victory gave Barcelona a momentous treble of the Champions League, Spanish title and Spanish Cup. Juventus have become the first team to lose six Champs League finals.

02:02 (IST): Luis Suarez limps off the field in the 87th minute. Five minutes of injury time added.

Luis Suarez Champs League Final
Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring.


01:54 (IST): Substitutions: Andres Iniesta is replaced by Xavi, who will now don the captain's arm band. Arturo Vidal walks off the pitch. Roberto Pereyra comes in.

01:48 (IST): Neymar's goal is disallowed for handball. Neymar heads but it deflects after hitting his right into the goal.

01:45 (IST): GOAL! Luis Suarez strikes and it is 2-1 for Barca. It was a rebound after Buffon failed to collect it completely. It was assisted by Lionel Messi.

01:40 (IST): Juventus have been playing more attacking game in the second half.

01:31 (IST): GOAL! Alvaro Morata equalises for Juventus in the 55th minute. It's 1-1 now.

01:21 (IST): Second half gets underway.

01:05 (IST): Barcelona maintain their upper-hand at the half-time with their 1-0 lead over Juventus. It has been an exciting first half with second one expected to being more promising. Can Juve deny Barca their fifth title?

Ivan Rakitic Champions League Final
Ivan Rakitic celebrates after scoring his goal.


00:51 (IST): STAT: Andres Iniesta is playing in his fourth Champions League final.

00:43 (IST): Juventus' Alvaro Morata's, hero of the semi-final against Real Madrid, 24th minute strikes goes wide of the goal post.

00:40 (IST): Barcelona continue to dominate after early goal. They have 67 per cent possession so far.

00:29 (IST): Yellow Card: Arturo Vidal carded for a hard sliding tackle in the 11th minute.

00:22 (IST): Ivan Rakitic strikes in the fourth minute to give Barcelona 1-0 lead. Assisted by Andres Iniesta, it was a left footed shot from the centre of the box to beat Gianluigi Buffon at the centre of the goal. It was Rakitic's second Champions League goal this season.

00:15 (IST): Juventus Line-up: Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba, Claudio Marchisio, Alvaro Morata, Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez

Barcelona Line-up: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar

00:14: Players of both the sides line-up for Champions League anthem after a glittering ceremony.

Lionel Messi Barcelona 2015
File photo of Lionel Messi.


Juventus are appearing in their first Champions League final in 12 years as they look to win the European Cup for the third time, but Barcelona, inspired by Lionel Messi, are the favourites to win a fifth European Cup and fourth in the last decade. (Tevez the Man to Watch in Champions League Final: Mascherano)

The title showdown between promises to be a clash of the football Titans as the Spanish and Italian League and Cup double winners go head to head. (Barcelona vs Juventus - Road to Champions League final)

For Barcelona, it would be a second such treble following their fantastic first season under Pep Guardiola in 2008-09, but such an achievement is very rare indeed.

Only six other clubs have ever won a domestic league and cup double and the European Cup in the same season, with Celtic's Lisbon Lions of 1967 the first.

Since then, Ajax (1972), PSV Eindhoven (1988), Manchester United (1999), Inter Milan (2010) and Bayern Munich (2013) have repeated the feat.

Barcelona can therefore become the first club to do it twice, and their current team contains several members of that 2009 vintage under Guardiola. (Gianluigi Buffon Deserves to Win Champions League: Paulo Maldini)

Juventus FC
File photo of Juventus players.


Juventus, meanwhile, will either join that elite group of clubs or become the first club to have lost six European Cup finals.

There is no doubt that a Barcelona side led by the free-scoring trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are the favourites, but nobody should forget that Juventus knocked Barcelona's eternal rivals Real Madrid out in the semi-finals.

Juventus will be without central defender Georgio Chiellini after he suffered a muscle injury that will deny fans the chance to see him face-off against Suarez after an ugly biting incident involving the two at the 2014 World Cup led to the Barcelona forward getting a four-month ban.

Barcelona meanwhile have no injury doubts and are looking for a repeat of the treble they won in 2009 under former coach Pep Guardiola. Indeed, current Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has said that the chance of a treble is what drives his side on and that ambition, rather than the Champions League alone which is their target.

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