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Barcelona beat Santos 4-0 to win Club World Cup

12-20-2011 10:30 BJT

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Spanish football giant Barcelona had another chance to prove its dominant status in club soccer. The team matched up against Brazil’s Santos on Sunday. Santos aimed to beat the European champion on the world stage, while Barca came in looking for its fifth title of the year.

All eyes were focused on the team’s superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar, who represented a new generation of soccer heroes. Barcelona took control from the start and moved the ball in expert fashion. Playmaker Xavi set up Messi with a lob, and the Argentine striker made a decisive cut into the box for the score Barca led 1-0 after 17 minutes.

Players of Spain's Barcelona celebrate after winning in their Club World Cup final soccer
match against Brazil's Santos in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Dec 18, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

The European champs sliced through the Santos defense again, seven minutes later. Xavi finished off the play this time. He smashed the shot home and Barca coach Pep Guardiola’s squad had an early chokehold on the result, 2-0 in the first half.

Messi showed some magic before the break...he used a back-heel flick to give Dani Alves some room. Then, Cesc Fabregas stabbed home the third goal of the match, 3-0 Barca at the half.

In the second half, Alves set up Messi 8 minutes from time. He made it a 4-0 final. Barcelona beat Santos for its second Club World Cup title. The Spanish club topped Argentina’s Estudiantes de La Plata back in 2009.

ionel Messi of Spain's Barcelona holds the key to a car given him by Toyota President Akio
Toyoda (L) after being named most valuable player following their win in the Club World Cup
final soccer match against Brazil's Santos in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Dec 18, 2011.

Lionel Messi of Spain's Barcelona drives past goalkeeper Rafael Cabral of Brazil's Santos
to score their fourth goal during their Club World Cup final soccer match in Yokohama,
south of Tokyo, Dec 18, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]


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