On This Day - May 27 2009: Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League final

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is flung into the air by his team after the 2009 UEFA Champions League final at the Olympic Stadium, Rome
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1961: Fiorentina beat Rangers 2-1 in the second leg of the first European Cup Winners' Cup final in Florence. The Italian club took the trophy 4-1 on aggregate.

2004: England batsman Nasser Hussain announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

2005: Warwickshire cricketer Keith Piper was banned until the end of the season following his positive test for cannabis.

2008: Barcelona and Manchester United reached agreement for the transfer of defender Gerard Pique to the Catalan club.

2009: Barcelona beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League final in Rome with goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.

2010: Alex Horne replaced former FA chief executive Ian Watmore and was given the title of general secretary.

2012: Jessica Ennis set a new British heptathlon record of 6,906 points in Gotzis, beating the previous mark of 6,831 set by former Olympic champion Denise Lewis in 2000.

2013: New Zealander Vern Cotter was named as new head coach of Scotland's rugby union side, taking up his role when his contract with French club Clermont Auvergne expired in June 2014.

2015: FIFA was plunged into a fresh crisis after a wave of arrests of football officials - including two FIFA vice-presidents - in Zurich on bribery, fraud and money laundering charges following an FBI investigation.

2016: Jose Mourinho was appointed Manchester United manager on a three-year contract.

2016: Marcus Rashford scored three minutes into his international debut in England's 2-1 friendly win over Australia at the Stadium of Light.

2017: Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-1 to win the FA Cup final at Wembley, while Celtic beat Aberdeen 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park to land the treble.


John Conteh (boxing) - former world light-heavyweight champion, born 1951.

Duncan Goodhew (swimming) - won gold medal in 100 metres breaststroke at 1980 Olympics, born 1957.

Pat Cash (tennis) - Australian who won Wimbledon in 1987, born 1965.

Paul Gascoigne (soccer) - former England, Tottenham, Newcastle, Lazio and Rangers midfielder, born 1967.

Lee Sharpe (soccer) - former Manchester United and England midfielder, born 1971.

Michael Hussey (cricket) - former Australia batsman, born 1975.

Mahela Jayawardene (cricket) - former Sri Lanka batsman, born 1977.

Johan Elmander (soccer) - former Orgryte, Bolton and Sweden striker, born 1981.

Roberto Soldado (soccer) - Fenerbahce's former Tottenham and Spain striker, born 1985.

Gervinho (soccer) - Parma and Ivory Coast striker, formerly of Arsenal, born 1987.

Aymeric Laporte (soccer) - Manchester City defender who has played for France Under-21s, born 1994.


1. Name the Kilkenny player who scored a goal from a penalty in the 1992 All-Ireland SHC final?

2. The Fiserv Forum is home to which NBA team?

3. How many rounds did Anthony Joshua's Wembley Stadium fight with Wladimir Klitschko go to in April 2017?

4. Name the Meath All-Ireland SFC winner from 1996 and 1999 who had a trial at Arsenal?

5. In which city known for its racing heritage was Charles Leclerc born?


Today (Monday, May 27)

GAA: Classic GAA. Dublin v Kerry: Action from the 2011 All-Ireland SFC final - eir Sport 1 1500.

GAA: GAA 2019: Action from the latest fixtures - TG4 2000.

CRICKET: One-Day International, England v Afghanistan - Sky Sports Cricket 1020, Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

SOCCER: Championship play-off final, Aston Villa v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1400; Bundesliga relegation play-off, Union Berlin v Stuttgart - BT Sport 1 1915.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 2 0955, ITV4 1000.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-off, Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Sky Sports Main Event 0130 (Tues).

BASEBALL: MLB, Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Boston Red Sox v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 2100, Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Tues).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 28)

GAA: Classic GAA. Derry v Cork from 1993 - eir Sport 1 0730.

GAA: Classic GAA. Meath v Mayo: Final Replay. Action from a memorable match between Meath and Mayo, which saw them face each other in a final replay - eir Sport 1 1630.

CRICKET: One-Day International, Bangladesh v India - Sky Sports Cricket 1020, Sky Sports Main Event 1030.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 0930, ITV4 1000.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, Stage 16 - Eurosport 2 1200.

BASEBALL: MLB, Houston Astros v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 0100 (Wed).

Quick Quiz answers: 1. DJ Carey; 2. Milwaukee Bucks; 3. 11; 4. Graham Geraghty 5. Monte Carlo.


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