This Saturday’s Champions League final between Europe’s two elite clubs has grabbed the attention of every footballing fan so if you are planning on having a bet on Barcelona v Manchester United, then make sure you check out all the Champions League Final offers that are currently available from across the betting industry. We’ve tried to do the hard work for you by putting all the promotions that are available on Saturday’s big showdown into one place, so let’s see what the bookmakers are offering. The contest between FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC for European club football’s blue-riband trophy will be aired by 113 broadcast partners in more than 220 territories, with an anticipated average audience of over 160 million viewers and a total reach in excess of 300 million across the globe. This will make it the biggest final in UEFA Champions League history. Glasses are needed to watch the match in 3D, of which there are two types – active and passive.
The type required is dependent on whether the viewer has an active or passive 3D set. Active glasses have LCD lenses (battery required) which alternately ‘black out’ each eye depending on whether the right or left image is being shown on screen. Passive glasses use polarisation to separate left and right images – the left lens filter blocks out the right image, and the right lens filter blocks the left image. This is the 11th European Cup final involving a team playing in their home country and seven times the ‘home’ team have prevailed – Real Madrid (1957), Milan (1965), Manchester United (1968), Ajax (1972), Liverpool (1978), Juventus (1996) and Borussia Dortmund (1997). Stade de Reims (1956), AS Roma (1984) and Barcelona (1986) all lost a final on home soil.Barcelona lost 2-1 at Arsenal on their last visit to London in February. They did beat the Gunners 4-2 at Wembley in the 1999/2000 group stage, the only previous time they have faced English opponents at the national stadium. The European Cup is an important competition organised by UEFA (Union des Associations Européennes de Football )since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe.
The association was founded in Basle, Switzerland, on 15 June 1954, acting on behalf of Europe’s national football associations to promote football as the most popular sport in the world.
This year the Uefa Champions League committee has chosen an iconic stadium for the final competition that is the most watched annual sporting drawing over 100 million television viewers. Wembley, with its 90000 seats, is the second biggest stadium in Europe after Camp Nou in Barcelona. Moreover it is a masterpiece of the futuristic architecture with its Arch that has the crucial function of supporting 5,000 tonnes of the roof structure. Last edition of UEFA Champions League show took place at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid and Inter won the competition beating Bayer Monaco after 2-0 victory. A part from the teams that will play the final, in regards of them it’s difficult to forecast results, the event will involve all the spectators in a gloriuos atmosphere.
London is already busy every day in wearing a new dress for the Olympic Game in program for the 2012. This aspect makes the city more and more appealing: the tourists can discover the city with a new face. Actually It is far away from its traditional rule as finance’s centre and it is focused on the sport. The sport in general and the football in this case, when is distant from the violence , is really an important occasion to enjoy the feeling to be part of a community.
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