By: Kiersten Ehr
“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
(Currently #1 soccer player in the world)
Soccer fans globally watched in awe Saturday on Fox Sports the brilliance of Barcelona’s squad talent win the Champions League title 3-1 over the Italian Juventus FC (football club). This is the 5th time Barcelona has won the Champions League.
What is the Champions League?
For people who do not know the importance of the Champions League Finals think of the Super Bowl in America. But all the top European football clubs compete against each other starting with a group stage. 8 groups consisting of 4 teams play each other twice to get the most points possible to move forward to the final 16. Next the final 16 teams through to the final 4 teams are all two legged games throughout the spring. Then the last two teams battle it out in the final for the trophy and the highest recognition in football.
BARCELONA: Why they are #1 Right Now
- (Forward) Lionel Messi— #1
– Lionel Messi is better than England and Ireland put together.- Messi managed more dribbles on his own on Saturday night than the entire Ireland and England teams managed TOGETHER.- Messi had 10 dribbles ( Def:dribbling, the ability to carry the ball past an opponent while being in control, whether by using a series of simple taps or a fantastic move around a foe) during the Champions League final in Berlin compared to Wayne Rooney, Rahemm Sterling, Aiden McGeady managing 7 in all during the 0-0 boredom friendly between Ireland and England last Sunday.
let the celebration begin
Winning the Champions League is a tremendous honor. Barcelona fans will never forget this brilliant victory. With their star players Messi, Neymar, Suarez just to name a few. Now is a time to be bittersweet– the mens soccer season will resume this fall.
Til the next time,
I’m Kiersten Ehr