Saturday, May 28 is one of the most watched sporting events in all the world. The prestigious UEFA Champions League Finals match pits the top teams in European soccer against each other. The 2011 finalists, Manchester United and FC Barcelona survived a grueling tournament that includes three group stage games and then a Round of 16 knock out format.
Manchester United of the English Premier League advanced with victories over Marseille, EPL rival Chelsea, and the German FC Schalke 04. Barcelona beat Arsenal, Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk, and then in a highly anticipated rivalry match, Real Madrid.
The Barca vs. Man U match features two of the biggest stars in international football. Lionel Messi, the incredibly brilliant Argentinian and Wayne Rooney from England who had one of the most incredible goal strikes you will ever see. Both of these wealthy clubs are loaded with some of the best players money can buy and unlike World Cup competition, these guys have played together and will provide the highest level of play in the world's most popular sport.
The UEFA Champions League Final will be broadcast in the U.S. on Fox with kick off on Saturday, May 28 at 2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT. Live online streaming is available (for a fee) at Foxsoccer.tv. The game will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.
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