BERLIN – Barcelona's mighty attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar won the Champions League on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Juventus that showed the beauty of fluent and attacking soccer after days of scandal that have tarnished the sport.
The Spanish champion dominated the game, but the Italian team played its part by fighting back from a goal down and seeking to match the complex spells woven by Barcelona's talented players. But Juventus could not hang in there when Barca accelerated into an unmatchable rhythm.
Watched by more than 70,000 people in Berlin's Olympic Stadium, Messi set up the winning goal by Suarez after Juventus striker Alvaro Morata had canceled out Ivan Rakitic's early opener. Neymar secured Barcelona's fifth European Cup deep into stoppage time with the last kick of the game.
The Messi-Suarez-Neymar trio complete the season with 122 goals — and now European winners' medals to join their league and cup ones.
Luis Enrique matched Pep Guardiola's 2008-09 feat of winning all three titles in his first season in charge.
"A magnificent, spectacular day," Enrique said.
With a first Champions League triumph since 2011, Barca has won European soccer's top trophy four times in the past decade.
For Juventus, there was no third European title, just the unwelcome record of being the first team to lose six finals. "While we've played a lot of finals, a lot of us had never played a Champions final," midfielder Claudio Marchisio said. "There was a bit of fear."