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Barcelona Becomes European Champions Again

Less than a week after Barcelona was knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid, their youth team, the Catalans, have won the inaugural UEFA Youth Champions League.

A goal from Tarín and a brace from Munir saw the Barcelona lads defeated their Benfica counterparts 3-0 to lift the trophy.

The Barcelona team, coached by Jordi Vinyols, demonstrated their class in the tournament created by UEFA just this season.

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* Barcelona youth team celebrates their Champions League victory against Benfica

The Under-18 teams of all the clubs competing in the main Champions League play each other in a group stage and subsequent knockout ties.

The Barcelona team, captained by Adama Traoré, beat a Benfica side that ousted Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

The Catalans took an early lead in the game when Munir played his way to the by-line and found space to shoot.

Benfica’s Portuguese goalkeeper, Graca parried his shot, but Tarín was on hand to tap the ball in.

Adama played a big part in Barça’s second goal of the game with some outstanding football that combined speed, strength and precision.

His final ball was turned in by Munir to put the match beyond Benfica.

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