Barcelona Win Champions League as Messi Completes Second Career Treble
A treble win was the potential prize on offer for both clubs last night as Barcelona and Juventus had already wrapped up their respective league and cup titles. It was Barca though who eventually lived up to their favourites tag to win this year’s Champions League trophy and complete their 2nd treble win in 7 years.
Barca were dominant early on and looked set for a relatively straight-forward victory after Rakitic gave them an early lead. Credit to Juve though who held on and found an equaliser in the second half to really make a game of it. Barcelona’s already legendary front 3 proved too much in the end though as goals from Suarez and Neymar won the game for the Catalonian side.
There was no goal for Lionel Messi, but he has been credited with the assist for Suarez’s goal after he knocked in the rebound from Messi’s shot.
Barca are now the first European club to have won the treble on two separate occasions.
European Treble Wins
- Celtic – 1966-67
- Ajax – 1971-72
- PSV – 1987-88
- Manchester United – 1998-99
- Barcelona – 2008-09
- Inter Milan – 2009-10
- Bayern Munich – 2012-13
- Barcelona – 2014-15
Messi, along with several of his Barca team mates, have now joined a very exclusive club of players to have won multiple trebles.
Players who have won multiple European trebles
- Gerard Pique – Barcelona 2008-09 and 2014-15
- Xavi Hernandez – Barcelona 2008-09 and 2014-15
- Andres Iniesta – Barcelona 2008-09 and 2014-15
- Lionel Messi – Barcelona 2008-09 and 2014-15
- Sergio Busquets – Barcelona 2008-09 and 2014-15
- Pedro – Barcelona 2008-09 and 2014-15
- Dani Alves – Barcelona 2008-09 and 2014-15
- Samuel Eto’o – Barcelona 2008-09 and Inter Milan 2009-10
Samuel Eto’o remains in an even more exclusive club of one to have won a European treble with 2 different clubs and in consecutive seasons.