(Bloomberg) -- Barcelona beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 in the Champions League final to win European soccer's top club competition for a second time and cap a season in which it retained the Spanish league title.
Samuel Eto'o tied the match for Barcelona, which last lifted the cup in 1992, in the 76th minute and four minutes later substitute Julian Belletti smashed the ball past replacement goalkeeper Manuel Almunia into the net.
Barcelona becomes the first Spanish team to win the Champions League since archrival Real Madrid claimed a record ninth crown in 2002. Spain has won both European titles this season, with Sevilla defeating England's Middlesbrough in the UEFA Cup final.
Arsenal, which had goalkeeper Jens Lehmann ejected after 18 minutes for bringing down Eto'o, led at halftime on a Sol Campbell header in the 37th minute at Stade de France in Paris.
Arsene Wenger's team, which had been trying to emulate Premiership rival Liverpool's success in last season's final, hadn't allowed a goal in a record 10 straight Champions League games before today.