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European champions Barcelona return home

Barcelona have been give a hero’s welcome on their return to the Spain following victory in the UEFA Champions League final.Pep Guardiola’s team have been roundly praised after their 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa saw Barca crowned European champions for the fourth time in their history, at the same stadium where the secured their maiden Champions League success under Johan Cruyff in 1992.

Many pundits have described the current Barcelona side as the best of all time.

The team flew home from London the morning after their victory, with thousands lining the streets of Barcelona.

Speculation persists, however, about the future of Guardiola, who has suggested he may take up another challenge in the near future, although he has said he will stay for one more year before assessing the situation.

If the 40-year-old is looking for another goal to aim for, it could be to help Barca become the first ever team to defend the Champions League trophy since its inception in 1992.

For Barca’s Spanish internationals such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Villa it has been an incredible year, having helped their country to World Cup glory in South Africa last July.

And for Argentine virtuoso Messi, his name is sure to be listed amongst the greats of world football in years to come.

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