Barcelona won 3-0 to River Plate, on Sunday, December 20th at Yokohama stadium, Japan and won the 2015 World Club Cup was the fifth overall trophy of the Spanish team in the year of leaves. Alongside was the 3rd of Barcelona in this event. As was preceded in 2009 and 2011. The star of the match was once again Lionel Messi who scored a marvelous goal after his return to action from the illness that had afflicted. Messi opened the scoring in 36’ and then took the series in which Luis Suárez 49 ´raised the index of the score to 2-0 and ended in the same 68 again. Suarez in 24 games this year´s season reached 24 goals where scored 17 in the last 11 games.
On the other hand, Messi became the first player to score in three finals, after 2009, 2011 and now. Indeed, along with the leader of Iniesta celebrated their 26th title !!! Both went out Xavi. “We came here to win the title and it was important to get the job done,” said Suarez, who became the top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals this.
“Our goal is to win titles, but what is also important is the style present,” said the technician of Barcelona, Luis Enrike. Added: “The process behind it is important for me.”
Barcelona closed the year goes in the best way. He won the Champions League, La Liga, the Copa del Rey, European Super Cup and now the FIFA Club World Cup. Things certainly satisfy the most demanding fans.
Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo in most of the race was almost a spectator after having only once had to intervene in a shot Gonzalo Martinez 83.
On the part of the technician of River Plate, Marcelo Gallardo apologized to about 15,000 fans made such a long journey to go to Japan from Buenos Aires to strengthen their team: “We had a plan, but when Messi scored, everything went down the drain, he said.” We let the fans without joy, but we can be proud that we did our best. Barcelona were simply too good”
River Plate 0-3 Barcelona
Venue: Nissan Stadium (Yokohama – Japan)
Referee: A. Faghani
Scorers: Messi 36, Suarez 49, 68
Kranevitter 10;’, Ponzio 32’ – Alba 16’, Rakitić 43’, Neymar 61’, Roberto 72’.
Barcelona:C. Bravo- Dani Alves, Pique, J. Mascherano (Vermaelen 81’ ) Jordi Alba- Iniesta, I. Rakitić (Roberto 67’ ), Busquets- L. Messi; L. Suárez, Neymar (Mathieu 88’ )
River Plate: M. Barovero- J. Maidana, L. Vangioni, G. Mercado, É. Álvarez; L. Ponzio (L. González 46’ ), C. Sánchez, M. Kranevitter, R. Mora (Martínez 46’ ); T. Viudez (Driussi 56’ ), L. Alario