Barcelona win FIFA World Club Cup….

Barcelona celebrate

Barcelona won their fifth trophy of 2015 after clinching the FIFA Club World Cup for a third time with a comprehensive victory over River Plate of Argentina. River could not cope with Barca’s Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar. Messi scored the opener after returning from a kidney problem when he controlled Neymar’s pass to finish. Suarez latched onto Sergio Busquets’ brilliant ball over the top to double their lead and then added his second with a header from Neymar’s cross. Uruguay striker Suarez finished the tournament with five goals in two games after scoring a hat-trick in the 3-0 semi-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande. Less than a year ago Luis Enrique was reported to be on the verge of being sacked, but the club’s board stuck by him and since then they have won five of the six possible trophies 2015 had to offer. Only a Spanish Super Cup defeat by Athletic Bilbao denied them the chance to match the 2009 sextuple under Pep Guardiola. They are top of La Liga for now [on goal difference from Atletico Madrid, who play later on Sunday], and in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey and Champions League – as they bid to do it all again in 2016.

 

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