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UEFA Champions League Final 2011: 2nd Half Underway

The second half is underway at Wembley with Barcelona kicking off and looking to get another goal before the end of regular time. Manchester United are probably going to tire very quickly in the second half after having to work so hard in an intense first period, and Pep Guardiola's side are going to do their best to take advantage of that. However, as Wayne Rooney showed in the first half, the Premier League champions can score at the drop of a hat, and it's not out of question that they can get things done as well - although you'd have to favour Barcelona here, I think.

The first action of the half, more or less, is Javier Mascherano embarking on a buccaneering run from centre half all the way down the end of the pitch, eventually winning a corner. Although that went exactly nowhere, Barcelona have anther one, and they'll be happy to have started the second half by pinning United back into their own penalty box. It's still 1-1 as we get the second half underway.

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