Spanish press hails legendary Barca

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The Spanish press hailed the football club as a "legend" and "immortal" after its historic treble triumph on Wednesday.

Madrid – The Spanish press Thursday hailed Barcelona as a "legend" and "immortal" after it won the Champions League and completed a unique treble for the season.

"Champions! (three times)", headlined the Barcelona-based newspaper La Vanguardia.

Barca and their supporters have experienced "the greatest night in their history by winning the Champions League," it said.

Barcelona "has become a legend" and its name "will remain in history forever," said another newspaper from the semi-autonomous Catalonia region, of which Barcelona is the capital.

Goals from star forwards Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi gave the Catalans a deserved victory over Manchester United in Rome on Wednesday night. They also achieved an historic treble, having already won their domestic league and cup.

Papers in the Spanish capital, home to Barca's arch-rival Real Madrid, also acclaimed the victory.

"This team ... is a work of art" and "the whole planet bows before the best team in the world," said sports daily Marca.

Another sports paper, AS, described it as a "fabulous victory" and said Spanish football "confirms its supremacy".

The nation's top-selling paper, El Pais, said Barcelona now has "a legendary triple crown" and is "at the top of the world"

El Mundo said the "Barcelona empire" had "buried the dreams of Manchester United.

AFP / Expatica

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