There were no motivational speeches, pep talks or bottom slaps administered to FC Barcelona in the dressing room as part of their preparation ritual for the game on 27th May 2009.  Bosses let Pep Guardiola and Catalonia's public television channel TV3  create a motivational video including clips of Gladiator, which was shown to the team ten minutes before they graced the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico.  The team enjoyed plenty of euphoric goal saving, goal scoring, spitty shouting and man loving images in the seven minute presentation. Guess it did the trick.