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26/05/2009 06:38, Report by ManUtd.com team
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Live blog: Final countdown

Each day on ManUtd.com’s live blog we’ll bring you insider updates as preparations for the Champions League final gather pace…

Tuesday

19:00
Just so you're not left hanging, I can confirm that the mystery man is... Dimitar Berbatov, scorer of a quite pointless consolation goal for Bayer Leverkusen as the Reds won 2-1 in Germany, way back in 2002. Well done to all those who plumped for Berba. Shame on those who didn't.

16:50 Touché. MikeH1999 pipes up with the name of Wayne Rooney straight away. Adding insult to injury, rocketfuel82 deems the question 'an easy one.' You people. Right then... there's one member of the Reds' squad over in Rome who has scored against United in the Champions League. Name him, please. (SB)

16:10 There we go then. 70 minutes, two correct answers. JimmyN came up trumps again, but first in with the correct squad (Schmeichel; G Neville, Johnsen, Stam, Irwin; Giggs, Beckham, Butt, Blomqvist; Cole, Yorke. Subs: Van der Gouw, Brown, May, P Neville, Greening, Sheringham, Solskjaer) was Trigger the Red. Very quick on the trigger, one might proffer. But enough of this retro flashback. Let's bring things right up to the modern. Only one player has featured in each of United's 12 Champions League games this season. Who he? As ever, please direct your answers to Talking Reds. (SB)

15:00 Enough about tomorrow's game, you should be taking each game as it comes, in true footballer fashion. Which means the focus is squarely on quiz time. Our message board users have made a mockery of claims that our latest question (five players to represent both United and Barcelona) was a tough one - Blanc, Cruyff, Hughes, Larsson and Pique. In light of that, and the fact that today marks 10 long years since Bayern Munich were mugged in the Nou Camp, the next poser looks back to the barmiest of balmy nights in Barcelona. Simply name the United squad (starting XI and subs) who clinched the third leg of the Treble. No cheating via soccerbase, before you even reach for that mouse. (SB)

13:49 It's actually that hot here that I'm beginning to worry that the heat may suit Barcelona better than United. That said, our coach driver seems to think that it'll cool down a little bit tomorrow, so maybe the heat won't be so influential. Apparently it was 37˚C here on Sunday, which sounds just about unbearable. The city here, which I saw briefly as we drove through, is

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