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Who Do You Want To See In The Champions League Final?

320px uefa champions league logo 2svg Who Do You Want To See In The Champions League Final?

After yesterday’s final games in the Champions League round of 16, we now know which teams will be in the hat tomorrow morning to decide who will play who in the quarter-finals. But before tomorrow’s draw, I thought it’d be fun to fantasize a little and think about which two teams would be the dream Champions League Final this year.

The eight teams who have qualified for the quarter-finals are:

  • Arsenal
  • Bayern Munich
  • Barcelona
  • Bordeaux
  • CSKA Moscow
  • Inter Milan
  • Lyon
  • Manchester United

For me, a dream final would be Manchester United against Inter Milan. Consider all of the storylines. It would be Ferguson against Mourinho. Premier League against Serie A. Wesley Sneijder against Michael Carrick. Italy against England (which could easily end up being a semi-final or final or quarter-final between the two countries in this summer’s World Cup). And the list goes on and on.

It would also be a great tactical and enjoyable game to watch, both defensively and offensively.

What about you? What would be your dream Champions League Final?

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27 Responses to Who Do You Want To See In The Champions League Final?

  1. ced32 says:

    Arsenal vs CSKA obviously

  2. Sparks says:

    Manchester United vs. Bayern. 1999 rematch in spain again would be great!

  3. erik says:

    After Inter undressed my boys in blue, I gotta be pulling for them because I think they are a quality side and the irony would be too much to have Roman watching the manager he kicked out the door beat Chelsea on the way to winning it all.

    As for the other side, Bayern Munich would create an interesting matchup. Chances are it’ll be Barca though.

  4. unclesand says:

    gunners v barca – joga bonita!

  5. Ed says:

    Barcelona v Inter

    Ibra, Ett’o, Maxwell. Who did get the better of the trade last summer? Mourinho v Guardiola pits the old master against the new generation of manager. Can the Barca triangle break the Inter defense? Can anybody stop Messi??? Oh the posibilities…..

  6. man99utd says:

    Man Utd v Barca (again)

  7. Justin says:

    I’d love to see Lyon win the title. I am impressed by the way the club is run.

  8. Ry Dizz says:

    Arsenal vs Barca

  9. dlink09 says:

    Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

  10. Sam Davis says:

    Manchester United v Bordeaux

    But as I don’t think they will make it past the quarters if they draw Barça/Inter, I really want to face them in the coming round.

    And if we somehow played Inter in the final, I don’t think Carrick could stack up to Sneijder for playmaking ability. He’d probably be playing deep as he usually does performing more defensive duties. On another note, I really wish that we’d bought Sneijder…

  11. Greg says:

    Inter vs. Barcelona.

  12. Phil says:

    Lyon BOrdeaux!

  13. Redmanforever says:

    Fergie vs Jose – Man U vs Inter would be interesting both on and off the field. The pre-match banter between Fergie and Jose will be great. With Inter being stronger this year the match will be more even.

  14. Raatzie says:

    Any of these five clubs: Arse, Barca, Inter, and the two French clubs (it’s the league I see the least of and know the least about and they haven’t had much of a Champions’ League presence of late).

    But so long as its not United v. not United, I’m down.

  15. jleau says:

    Arsenal v Barcelona

  16. CR7 says:

    Anything but Arsenal/Barcelona

    Messi would score 10 goals if they played

  17. Mike says:

    I would like to see Lyon beat Man U in the finals, Lyon has consistently made the final 8 in the last few years and I would like to see them go all the way. Plus I hate Man U.

  18. Jose Hernandez says:

    Barcelona vs. Inter

    Lets see who made the best trade. I think Eto wants payback.

  19. Karl Pilkington says:

    Arsenal vs. Inter

    Le Voyeur vs. The Special One

  20. Tyson says:

    I’d think its a three way tie between Inter Milan, Barcelona and Manchester United.

    I’d be happy to see Inter Milan play either Barcelona or Manchester United. It would also be pretty cool if United took on Barca in a repeat of last years final.

    Aside from that I don’t see anybody in the CL beating Inter Milan, Barca or MU.

  21. Gareth says:

    Barcelona vs. Lyon. If only to irritate the Madridistas who couldn’t bring themselves to cheer either club. Also because they’re my favourite clubs in their respective countries.

  22. CTBlues says:

    Bayern Munich vs CSKA Moscow

  23. man united &barca will reach to the final dont mind with that fate club arsenal,they are cup prohibited)

  24. Hailemichael Ayalew says:

    No question that Man Untd and barca will reach for final and Man utd will revenge.

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