Football quiz: when Barcelona won the Champions League final in 2006

Rob Smyth on 2 June 2020
  1. Where was the final played?

    1. Athens

    2. Paris

    3. Rome

    4. Amsterdam

  2. Arsenal kept a staggering 10 consecutive clean sheets on their way to the final. Who started at left-back in their six knockout games against Real Madrid, Juventus and Villarreal?

    1. Ashley Cole

    2. Gaël Clichy

    3. Kolo Touré

    4. Mathieu Flamini

  3. UEFA Champions League Final: Arsenal v Barcelona<br>PARIS - MAY 17:  Sol Campbell (R) of Arsenal rises above Presas Oleguer of Barcelona to score the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Stade de France on May 17, 2006 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sol Campbell;Presas OleguerUEFA Champions League Final: Arsenal v Barcelona

    Whose free-kick was headed in by Sol Campbell to give Arsenal the lead?

    1. Alexander Hleb

    2. Cesc Fàbregas

    3. Gilberto Silva

    4. Thierry Henry

  4. How many future Barcelona players were in the Arsenal starting XI for the final?

    1. One

    2. Two

    3. Three

    4. Four

  5. Jens Lehmann was sent off after 18 minutes for fouling which Barcelona player?

    1. Samuel Eto’o

    2. Ronaldinho

    3. Ludovic Giuly

    4. Deco

  6. UEFA Champions League Final: Arsenal v Barcelona<br>Carles Puyol (L) and Rafael Marquez (R) of Barcelona surround Thierry Henry (C) of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Stade de France on May 17, 2006 in Paris, France.

    How many Thierry Henry shots did Víctor Valdés save?

    1. None

    2. One

    3. Three

    4. Five

  7. In his final game for the club, at the age of 34, Henrik Larsson set up both Barcelona goals. Which team did he join that summer?

    1. Manchester United

    2. IFK Gothenburg

    3. Hogaborgs BK

    4. Helsingborgs IF

  8. The first two substitutes used by Arsenal were Manuel Almunia and Mathieu Flamini. Who else came off the bench?

    1. Robin van Persie

    2. José Antonio Reyes

    3. Dennis Bergkamp

    4. Gaël Clichy

  9. Picture of a Barcelona's supporter taken before the UEFA Champion's League final football match Barcelona vs. Arsenal, 17 May 2006 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris.  AFP PHOTO LLUIS GENE(Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Who scored Barcelona’s winning goal?

    1. Samuel Eto'o

    2. Oleguer Presas

    3. Juliano Belletti

    4. Ludovic Giuly

  10. How many of Barcelona’s Little Mix – Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi – started the game?

    1. None

    2. One

    3. Two

    4. Three

Solutions

1:B - The match took place at the Stade de France on 17 May 2006., 2:D - A series of injuries led to Arsenal taking on Europe’s finest with the unlikely, and unbreachable, defence of Emmanuel Eboué, Kolo Touré, Philippe Senderos and Flamini., 3:D - Henry’s clipped free-kick from the right was headed in emphatically by Campbell., 4:C - Thierry Henry, Alexander Hleb and Cesc Fàbregas all joined Barcelona from Arsenal between 2007 and 2011. , 5:A - Eto’o was fouled just outside the area by Lehmann. Giuly ran the loose ball into the net but the referee pulled play back and sent Lehmann off., 6:C - Valdés made two excellent saves from Henry in the first three minutes, and a third in the 68th minute when Henry was through one-on-one., 7:D - Larsson returned to his hometown club, though he did join Manchester United on loan the following season., 8:B - Reyes replaced Hleb with five minutes remaining. For a variety of reasons, Arsenal were left chasing an equaliser with Fàbregas, Pires, Hleb, Bergkamp and Van Persie all on the sidelines., 9:C - It was probably an own goal from Manuel Almunia, but it was credited to Belletti, who thus won the Champions League with the only goal of his Barcelona career., 10:A - Xavi and Iniesta were on the bench, with Mark van Bommel, Edmilson and Deco preferred in midfield. Messi was injured. Iniesta came on at half-time and played a big part in an improved attacking performance from Barcelona.

Scores

  1. 1 and above.

    Champions League? You're having a laugh

  2. 2 and above.

    Champions League? You're having a laugh

  3. 3 and above.

    Champions League? You're having a laugh

  4. 4 and above.

    You made it to the final, but were well beaten

  5. 5 and above.

    You made it to the final, but were well beaten

  6. 6 and above.

    A fine effort

  7. 7 and above.

    A superb effort

  8. 8 and above.

    A superb score

  9. 9 and above.

    A superb score

  10. 0 and above.

    Champions League? You're having a laugh

  11. 10 and above.

    Pep, is that you?

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