Newspapers across Europe Sunday all celebrated Barcelona’s performance in the Champions League Final. It was not just that Barca one, it was the style and performance that had sports editors across the continent reaching for superlatives. Here is a sample of their headlines today
Sport: The best team in history. Amazing Messi.
Mundo Deportivo: Champions!! Barca beat United with another historic exhibition. Fourth Champions League for Barca, the best team in the world.
AS: SuperBarca. Spanish football is on top of the world. Amazing Messi show.
Marca: FOOTBALL Club Barcelona. Anthological victory over the Red Devils. Puyol gives the armband to Abidal.
Gazzetta dello Sport: FantaBarca: maybe the strongest team ever. Goals, entertainment and Super-Messi: Manchester crumbled.
Corriere dello Sport: King Messi: a football genius, the new Maradona. At Wembley, just like in Rome in 2009: Guardiola, a lesson to Rooney’s Manchester.
Tuttosport: Messi band, what a show! Barca win at Wembley and gain another Champions League. Manchester United destroyed.
Bild: Barca, you are insane! What a great football show!
Kicker: Barca conquers Wembley – no, the world!
Die Zeit: Barcelona are the best football club on the continent.
Die Welt: Barcelona didn’t give a break to Manchester.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Planet Barca departs from football world.
Sunday Express: “The Lionel King”
News of the World: “Messiah!”
The Sunday Times: “King Messi”
Mail on Sunday: “Messi the magician”
The Sunday Telegraph: Calls it the “Messi final” and labels the Argentinian “Simply the best”.