Barcelona was consecrated ‘World Champion’ after beating Santos of Brazil by 4-0
Japan, December 18, 2011
Barcelona won the second World Club’s Championship title by defeating Santos of Brazil by 4-0 in Japan and demonstrated superiority to the null and void left by the Brazilian team’s opportunities.
Lionel Messi scored the first and fourth goal of the game, demonstrating his excellent game and the other two were made by Xavi and Cesc.
The stadium was fully occupied by the fans, encouraging their teams with chants, banners and flags.
Neymar, of Santos, considered the game as’ a brilliant class football. “
Barca ended the year with several titles: the League, the Champions League, the Super Cup in Spain and Europe, and its second Intercontinental title, as the first was in 2009 before Argentine team Estudiantes de La Plata.
Santos: Rafael; Danilo (Elano, min. 30), Edu Drácena, Bruno Rodrigo, Durval, Leo; Henrique, Arouca, Ganso (Ibson, min.83); Borges (Kardec, min.78) y Neymar.
Barcelona: Valdés; Puyol (Fontas, min.85), Piqué (Mascherano, min.56), Abidal; Alves, Busquets, Xavi, Thiago (Pedro, min 78); Iniesta, Cesc; y Messi.
Goles: 0-1. Min.17: Messi; 0-2. Min. 24: Xavi; 0-3. Min. 45: Cesc; 0-4. Min. 82: Messi.
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB).
Stadium: Yokohama International Stadium, with 68,166 spectators.