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UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona Defeats Juventus By 3-1 To Lift 5th Champions League Title

Barca Players Celebrating After The Match (AP)
Barca Players Celebrating After The Match (AP)

That’s it. Barcelona is the new champion of Europe. Given the intensity and quality of its play in the Champions League final against a valiant Juventus side, rightly so, too.

Goals from Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and a last-minute strike from Neymar gave the champions of Spain their fourth European title in the past decade and fifth overall.

Neymay at cloud 9 (AP)
Neymay at cloud 9 (AP)

Alvaro Morata got Juventus’ goal in the 55th minute, setting up an enthralling second half.

In the Barcelona goal, Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a late effort from Claudio Marchisio, pushing the ball wide of his post.

Enrique , the happiest man on the planet (AP)
Enrique , the happiest man on the planet (AP)

Huge celebrations down on the pitch, with Barcelona players huddled in a mass of delight.

Celebration (AP)
Celebration (AP)

The best possible send-off for Xavi Hernandez, who played his 151st Champions League match, and last, for Barcelona, coming on in the second half for Andres Iniesta.

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