This Day In Sports History (May 27th) – FC Barcelona

It was on this day in 2009 that FC Barcelona won their third UEFA Champions League title.  Barcelona defeated Manchester United 2-0 in a game played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.  Manchester United missed out on the opportunity to become the first team in 19 years to repeat as champions.

Samuel Eto’o gave Barcelona the lead just 10 minutes into the match and they would never look back.  Lionel Messi added a second in the 70th minute for his ninth goal of the competition to lead all players.  Messi was named the tournament’s top player.

Having already won the La Liga title as well as the Copa Del Rey earlier in the season, this win completed the treble for FC Barcelona.  They became the first Spanish squad in history to complete the elusive treble.

Here are the two goals from the Championship game.  GOOOOOOAL!!

Notable Birthdays

Ray Sheppard, NHL – Born May 27th 1966 (age 45) in Petawawa, Ontario

Frank Thomas, MLB – Born May 27th 1968 (age 43) in Columbus, Georgia

Jeff Bagwell, MLB – Born May 27th 1968 (age 43) in Boston, Massachusetts

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