Barça crowned King of KingsDecember 20, 2009
Since Pep Guardiola took over as manager of FC Barcelona he’s lined up every title in his sight and picked them off one at a time. In the summer it was Copa, Liga, Champions; after that they added the Spanish and European Supercups to their trophy room; and now they’ve done it again with the Clubs World Cup trophy yesterday in Abu Dhabi, the first club ever to take all six possible trophies.
The final was played against Estudiantes from Argentina, who made a worthy foe; however, once again Barcelona clearly dominated the match, although many of the referee’s decisions went against them. Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic was clearly trying for a goal, he repeatedly failed to do anything with it. And when they went one goal down at the end of the first half they just got on with the job, continued to attack and controlled the ball.
Finally in the 88th minute Barcelona’s work bore fruit when Pedro scored the equalizer. With the game now thrown into extra time, Barcelona stood their ground and continued the attack. Eventually in the 110th minute it was Leo Messi who decided the match off a cross from Alves – Messi deflected the ball from his chest into the net.
0-1, Boselli (min 37)
1-1, Pedro (min 88)
2-1, Messi (min 110)
A great match and in the televised celebrations that followed Pep Guardiola’s tears flowed freely. For information on Barcelona tickets at the Nou Camp see our homepage.
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