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Barcelona book earlier flight

2011-05-24 12:44

Madrid - The Barcelona squad will fly to London on Tuesday for Saturday's Champions League final, two days earlier than planned, due to the disruption to air travel caused by the ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano, the club said.

Airlines halted hundreds of flights on Tuesday after a plume of ash from an erupting Grimsvoetn volcano in Iceland blew over Britain.

Barca wanted to avoid a repeat of last year, when the squad traveled 1 000km by coach to Milan for their Champions League semi-final because the ash cloud from another Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjoell, disrupted air travel throughout Europe.

The Catalan giants lost that match to 3-1 against Inter.

For supporters wanting to travel to Wembley this week "it will be complicated," a club spokesperson said.

AFP

Comments
  • playcasino - 2011-05-24 13:30

    go united

  • Lennox - 2011-05-24 13:50

    MU's pipe dream of European glory in "ashes"!!!

      MacDaKnife - 2011-05-24 14:00

      Could nt have said that better

      Tiwonge - 2011-05-24 14:10

      A hater by any other name. Loserpool fan perhaps? Sour grapes?

      Menace - 2011-05-24 16:15

      Are you Hating MAN U Because they good or because they are better than your team. We played hard and got to the FINAL..... YOUR TEAM DIDN'T. Because if it was your team i'm sure you wouldn't support Barca????/

  • Tiwonge - 2011-05-24 14:08

    I hope united bring down to earth these pampered catalan side. Can't wait for saturday. we will in my favourite pub and make the loudest of noise. Ayoba Man United!

  • Tiwonge - 2011-05-24 14:09

    I hope united bring down to earth these pampered catalan side. Can't wait for saturday. I will be in my favourite pub and make the loudest of noise. Ayoba Man United!

  • Sarcastic - 2011-05-24 14:45

    Little Willie was in class when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up: Fireman, salesman, policeman, politician,. Willie was being very quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father. " my father is an exotic dancer in a club and takes off his clothes in front of other men. Somethimes if the offer is real good, he goes out, rents a room and let the men have their way with him." The teacher quickly set the other children to work on some colouring and then took little Willie aside.Was that really true about your dad she asked him. No he says. My dad plays for Liverpool but I was just to embarrassed to say it.

      Bullit@24.com - 2011-05-24 15:23

      Sarcastic, you are such a prick, no Liverpool player would ever name his son Willie!, You can't even adapt your joke for the circumstance..moron

      Sarcastic - 2011-05-24 15:39

      @ Bullit@24.com. Ha! a Liverpool supporter and THE real prick. So glad you came out.

      Albo - 2011-05-24 15:51

      Old one but still funny - What`s the only ship that doesn`t dock in Liverpool????? -------- The Premiership!!!!!!!! hahahahahahaha

  • Roan - 2011-05-24 15:00

    UNITED UNITED!!!!!!!!!!!

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