VIDEO: Neymar, Iniesta, Rakitic open the scoring in Champions League final — 1-0, Barcelona


The pre-game predictions were still rolling in on Twitter — a number of folks picking Juventus in an attempt to look smart in two hours’ time — when Barcelona poked their heads above ground and said, “Hey, guys, remember us?”

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Four minutes on the clock, one goal on the board for Barca (above video).

Neymar played Andres Iniesta into acres of space inside Juve’s penalty area; Iniesta made the simple, squared pass to Ivan Rakitic; the Croatian finished just as he’s undoubtedly done hundreds of times while training with this brilliant attacking unit.