Watch: Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic scores in UCL final against Juventus

Saturday June 6th, 2015

Barcelona grabbed an early lead in the UEFA Champions League Final against Juventus after Ivan Rakitic scored in the fourth minute. 

Rakitic's goal was essentially a tap-in after a series of shrewd Barcelona passes. Standing just outside the box, Neymar found Iniesta making a run toward the net, and Iniesta cleverly left a ball for an unmarked Rakitic, who buried a left-footed shot past Gigi Buffon. 

The goal was Barcelona in its purest form, and it put the favorites up early in Berlin despite some earlier pressure from Juventus. 

The goal was Barcelona's quickest in a European Cup final, according to the club


Barcelona is looking to win its first Champions league title since 2010-11, while Juventus is looking for its first title since 1995-96. 

- Stanley Kay

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