On the eve of the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final, world football fans across the globe are readying themselves for Manchester United and FC Barcelona's colossal clash. In what many are considering a dream final, Saturday's match between the Red Devils and Barca will be broadcasted to over 100 hundred million global viewers. Lionel Messi (widely considered the greatest footballer playing the game today) will receive top billing in London. The little Argentine playmaker will count on the likes David Villa, Xavi Hernandez, and Pedro Rodriguez to help him lead the Catalans to their second European title in three years.
Although pundits are giving Barcelona a slight edge, Sir Alex Ferguson's Man United team will have the luxury of playing within the familiar confines of Wembley Stadium. United will need to feed off the energy of the crowd to withstand Barcelona's unrelenting attack. Fortunately for Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are one of the few center back pairings in the world that are capable of containing Messi and his compatriots. However things play out this weekend, American fans still have an opportunity to buy Manchester United vs Barcelona tickets this summer. Man United and Barca will renew their rivalry in Hyattsville, Maryland on July 30th. Get ready for the club football giants' American invasion by checking out the final tomorrow afternoon on FOX at 2 PM ET.