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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar returns to Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday confident he can avoid a repeat of his 1996 Champions League final anguish with Dutch club Ajax at the same Italian venue.

Holders United face Barcelona in a match that has gripped the world of football with veteran Van der Sar standing between the likes of Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o -- and a Catalan celebration.

Thirteen years ago holders Ajax lost their Champions title to Turin-based Juventus on penalties after extra-time in Rome. Read full article »

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