Barcelona v Juventus, 06 June 2015

Score3-1 to Barcelona
RefereeCuneyt Cakir
CompetitionUEFA Champions League Final
VenueBerliner Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance70,442
Kick-off: 8.45pm local (7.45pm BST) This was the 60th European Champions Cup Final. It was the seventh between teams from Spain and Italy; more than any other combination. Berlin became the fourth German city to stage a European Champions Cup final after Munich (1980, 1993, 1997 and 2012), Gelsenkircken (2004) and Stuttgart (1959 and 1988). Both teams started this game with the possibility of achieving the treble of UEFA Champions League winners, domestic league champions and domestic cup winners. With this success, Barcelona became the first-ever European club to win such a treble on more than one occasion (also 2008-09). Barca had now won their last four Champions League Finals whereas Juventus had now lost their last four. For the first time in a European Cup / Champions League Final, both the captains were World Cup winners. Juve's Andrea Pirlo and Gianluigi Buffon were both members of the Italy team that won the 2006 World Cup Final at the Berliner Olympiastadion. Andrea Barzagli was an unused substitute.

3 Barcelona

Manager: Luis Enrique

1 Juventus

Manager: Massimiliano Allegri

Goals:

Ivan Rakitic 4 G
Luis Suarez 68 G
Neymar 90 G

Goals:

Álvaro Morata 55 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Dani Alves
Defender Gerard Pique
Defender/Midfielder Jordi Alba
Midfielder Sergio Busquets
Midfielder Andres Iniesta (captain)
Midfielder Javier Mascherano
Midfielder Ivan Rakitic
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi
Forward Neymar
Forward Luis Suarez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (captain)
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Defender Arturo Vidal
Defender/Left back Patrice Evra
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Forward Álvaro Morata
Forward Andrea Pirlo
Forward Carlos Tevez

Substitutions:

Xavi for Andres Iniesta 78
Jeremy Mathieu for Ivan Rakitic 90
Pedro for Luis Suarez 90

Substitutions:

Roberto Pereyra for Arturo Vidal 79
Fernando Llorente for Álvaro Morata 85
Kingsley Coman for Patrice Evra 89

Cards:

Luis Suarez 70 Y

Cards:

Arturo Vidal 11 Y
Paul Pogba 41 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo
Defender Marc Bartra
Midfielder Adriano Correia
Midfielder Jeremy Mathieu
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Rafinha
Midfielder Xavi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marco Storari
Defender Angelo Ogbonna
Midfielder Simone Padoin
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Midfielder Stefano Sturaro
Midfielder/Forward Kingsley Coman

Comments:

Xavi came on as a substitute to make his 767th and last appearance for Barcelona. He also created a competition record of 151 appearances in the Champions League, surpassing the record held by Real Madrid's Iker Casillas. Barcelona became the first club since Juventus in 1996 to win the Champions League having faced only league champions as opponents in a season. Ivan Rakitic scored the fourth fastest goal in a European Champions Cup Final; the third fastest in a Champions League Final. Despite following the example of his fellow countryman Diego Godin who scored in the previous season's Final for Atletico Madrid against Real Madrid, Luis Suarez became only the third Uruguayan to score in a European Champions Cup Final. The first was Juan Alberto Schiaffino for AC Milan against Real Madrid in the European Cup Final in 1958. Neymar became the first player to score in both Quarter-final matches, both Semi-final matches and the Final in a Champions League season. The Barca 'front three' of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar had now scored a total of 122 goals between them in the 2014-15 season (Messi 58, Suarez 25 and Neymar 39).

Comments:

Juventus had now lost the European Cup / Champions League Final six times, more than any other club. Bayern Munchen and FC Porto had lost five. They retained their record of losing every European Cup / Champions League Final in which they failed to score the first goal of the game. Patrice Evra became the first player to lose Champions League Finals with three different clubs (also AS Monaco and Manchester United). He was playing in his fifth Final, so equal with Clarence Seedorf and Edwin Van der Sar. Only Paolo Maldini had played in more (six). Alvaro Morata became the second Spaniard to score for a foreign club in a Champions Cup Final, after Xabi Alonso for Liverpool against AC Milan in 2005. Arturo Vidal became the first player born in Chile to play in a European Champions Cup Final.