- The above “Every Team Needs The Spark” video from Adidas featuring Lionel Messi and promoting his new football boot he’ll be wearing for tonight’s Champions League Final. It’s the TUNIT boot – the F50i.The new design boasts SprintSkin technology, the first-ever single-layer, thermobonded upper designed to envelop the player’s foot like a second skin.
- Exclusive Interview With Lionel Messi (Soccerlens). Read the interview at Soccerlens to find out what Messi believes the key is to beat Manchester United, how difficult it will be to stop Cristiano Ronaldo and much more.
- Reminder! If you’re recording the final today on your DVR, don’t forget to set it to record for an hour after it’s supposed to end — just in case it goes to extra time and penalty kicks.
- Join EPL Talk this afternoon for a live chat/blog of the Champions League Final. Hosted by EPL Talk blogger Dave Warner, it kicks off at 2pm ET right here at http://epltalk.com and will continue on to 5pm ET or later. Whether you’re watching the game at work, at home or in a pub, join the discussion online (Dave will be liveblogging from a sports bar in Cary, North Carolina).
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