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'No favourites' for Champions League final

24th May 2011 - Alma Shera

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano has said that there are no favourites for his team's clash with Manchester United in the Champions League final on Saturday (May 28th).

The Spanish champions have been in wonderful form this season and this year's showpiece is a repeat of 2009's final, where Manchester United lost 2-0.

Speaking to the BBC's Football Focus programme, Mascherano said: "In a final, there are no favourites. It is one game so it depends how the teams are on the day.

"We will try to do everything we can to win, in the 90 minutes, or 120 minutes. We don't know how long it will take but we have confidence in ourselves."

Barcelona sealed their place in the Champions League final after beating their arch-rivals Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate.

On the other hand, Manchester United progressed to the tie after beating Schalke 6-1 over the course of two legs. 

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