The articles have been written and read, the pundits have had their say and in a matter of minutes the players and the coaches will proof almost all of us wrong.
I remain fascinated by the dynamic of build-up and reality. So much time is spent in the former but it is the ninety (or one-hundred and twenty) minutes of action that gives us the narrative that we will live with, remember and debate in years to come.
Here’s hoping that the narrative is a good one.
My prediction – Barcelona 1-0 Manchester United with Pedro scoring .
As soon as the line-ups are announced they will be posted.
What is your prediction?
Manchester United – Van der Sar, Fabio, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Park, Rooney, Hernandez.
Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Anderson, Smalling, Nani, Scholes, Fletcher.
Barcelona – Valdes, Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Abidal, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Pedro, Messi, Villa.
Subs: Oier, Puyol, Keita, Adriano, Thiago, Afellay, Bojan
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