Football Crossword: Barca vs Juve — The Champions League Final Showdown

To celebrate this weekend’s Champions League Final between Barcelona and Juventus, we’ve dedicated this week’s crossword to these two giants of European football.

So if you think you know your Pedros and your Pirlos, come with us on another puzzle adventure!

 

Clues Across

7 See 1 down

8 UK stadium where Barcelona recorded European victories in both February 2014 and February 2015 (6)

9 _ back, Patrice Evra’s position for Juve (4)

10 Dutch defender at Barcelona between 1997 and 2004 (8)

11 Cup _ Cup, Barcelona won this trophy in 1979, 1982, 1989 and 1997 (7)

12 European capital where Barcelona completed a famous 2-1 comeback v Arsenal in the 2006 Champions League Final (5)

15 He goes into Saturday’s Champions League Final with a record 77 Champions League goals to his name (5)

17 Zlatan Ibrahimovic swapped the San Siro for which stadium in 2009? (4,3)

20 Marco, Juventus and Italy midfielder in the 1970s and 1980s (8)

22 Mr Enrique, Barcelona’s manager (4)

23 Barcelona knocked them out of May’s Champions League semi-final (6)

24 Barely a month after losing 5-0 to Real Madrid in January 1995, Barca lost by the same scoreline to which Spanish club? (6)

 

Clues Down

1 & 7 across Mercurial French playmaker who moved from Juve to Real for a world record transfer fee in 2001 (8,6)

2 _ Caceres, Juventus and Uruguay defender once of Barcelona (6)

3 Italian centre-back who spent a decade with the Bianconeri after moving from Napoli in 1994 (7)

4 French midfielder who moved from Arsenal to Barcelona with team-mate Overmars in 2000 (5)

5 Long-time Gunners midfielder who moved to Turin in 2005 (6)

6 He scored a late winner for Real Madrid v Barcelona in the 2014 Copa del Rey Final (4)

13 Nationals such as Yaya Toure (8)

14 Former Chelsea boss who managed Juventus between 2007 and 2009 (7)

16 _ FC, Del Piero made a long-distance move here after a glittering career at Juventus (6)

18 Juventus sold Attilio Lombardo to which London club in 1997? (6)

19 His PSG team were knocked out of the Champions League by Barca in April (5)

21 Which Dutch team lost to Juve on penalties in the 1996 Champions League Final? (4)

 

Created by Aleric Linden

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