The day has finally arrived, and at CTP Towers we're more excited than we've been at any other point in the season! This is it, the biggest game of the club football calendar, and with club teams generally assumed to play better football than international ones, today will arguably be the highest-quality football match in the world!
Though Barcelona have been made the bookies favourites (by some distance), the fact remains that they were just a wild swing of Nicklas Bendtner's pink boots from going out in the Quarter Finals. Red cards hurt real Madrid in the Semis, but Barca hardly covered themselves in glory.
Meanwhile Manchester United have stuttered and stammered their way through to the Final, beating Chelsea convincingly and then having more than enough to put Marseille and Bayer Leverkusen to the sword.
The match depends on two people, whose reputations will be marked by this match. Another Champions League victory for Lionel Messi would surely take him to the very top of the football pantheon, whilst a win for Rooney would finally catapult him in to the top five of the World's Best Players (and probably a top-three finish in the FIFA Ballon D'Or).
This video should help you get fired up for the match! Whoever wins, and whoever you're supporting, we're just hoping its a 4-3 thriller rather than a re-run of the World Cup Final!
Come on ROONEY"!!!!