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28.04.2010 23:33

Barça miss out on seventh final


FC Barcelona’s semi final defeat means they will not be going to the seventh Champions League final, what would have been their third final in five years.

After Berne, Seville, London, Athens, Paris and Rome - Barça were looking forward to going to Madrid. The 3-2 aggregate score means Pep Guardiola will not be going to his second consecutive Champions League final, which would have been a first for the club.

However, Barça can still feel proud of appearing in three consecutive semi finals.

Second in a row not to be

WEB_01.jpgBarça have thus failed to equal Manchester United’s feat of appearing in two consecutive finals, 07/08 in Moscow and 08/09 in Rome. The Red Devils became the first back-to-back finalists of the Champions League. No team had been in two finals in a row since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the tournament was still a straight knockout only involving the league champions of each country. The defeat also means that Barça will not become the first team to successfully defend the trophy in the Champions League era.
Barça miss out on seventh final
Mourinho’s teams
In all of his controversial career, Mourinho has only lost 14 times by more than one goal, which is what Barça needed to do tonight. And no team has managed to beat a Mourinho coached side by two goals more than once. Barça already did it once on November 24 (2-0), and almost made it two today.

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