The cover of 4-4-2 in 2001 and eight years on it is still relevant, eh, except for Henry's jersey. I hope both will take the field
The souvenir programme (thanks to Juli Suharni Jaafar) of the 2002 final won by Real Madrid courtesy of a memorable and momentous goal from a Franco-Algerian playmaker, a goal befitting the occasion...I'm expecting the 2009 souvenir programme next week, courtesy of Mr SAAB
Loose cannon had the good fortune of meeting the Hungarian legend (here scoring in the 1960 final) in 1995
Argentine legend, Alfredo di Stefano, showing perfect balance as he scores against Frankfurt in the classic 1960 final
Santiago Bernabeu (third from left) was enthusiastic about the whole idea of a competition involving clubs in Europe despite apprehensions from UEFA
For all Liverpool fans out there, this combo captures Kenny Dalglish's winning goal against Bruges way back in 1978...
Can this chap cap his career at Old Trafford with a match-winning performance before taking his shooting boots to the Bernabeu? He might not be in United's plans for the rendezvous with Malaysia then...
My heart says Barca to lift the Cup...I want France capitaine Thierry Henry to finally win the Cup with big ears to add to his collection and thus join Zidane (Real Madrid 2002), Karembeu (Real Madrid 1998, 2000), Deschamps (Juventus 1996), Barthez (Marseille 1993), Desailly (Marseille 1993, AC Milan 1994) and Lizarazu (Bayern Munich 2001) from the World Cup winning squad in 1998 to have won the three major honours - the World Cup, the European Championship and the UEFA Champions League.
Let's wish for another great goal to separate the two teams - like the 1992 thunderbolt from Ronald Koeman while current Barca boss Pep Guardiola was on the pitch, Zidane's perfectly executed volley with Ballack slow to stop him in 2002 or Rabah Madjer's back-heel in the 1987 final. No penalties please...
If United were to retain the Cup, well, Malaysians can console themselves with the fact that they will welcome the European champions with open arms in July...sigh