Messi gives Barca record sixth trophy
[WORLD CLUB CUP] Lionel Messi's overtime goal Barcelona gave a 2-1 win over Argentina's Estudiantes Saturday to win the elusive Club World Cup for its sixth trophy of 2009.
Barca was one minute away from losing when Pedro equalized.
In the 110th minute, Messi chested Brazilian Daniel Alves' cross into the goal.
Mauro Boselli's header gave Estudiantes the lead in the 37th minute.
"We knew Estudiantes would put up a big fight," said Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.
"At half-time I told my players they had to be strong, that you have to dig deep to win finals like this. They showed their determination.
"It?s been an amazing year. By winning six trophies in total we have achieved something that no-one has achieved before."
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily FC Dallas forward Akindele named top MLS rookie Nov. 24, 2:12 p.m. |
Tesho Akindele, who scored seven goals and added three assists for FC Dallas, earned the 2014 ... What They're Saying: Bradley Wright-Phillips Nov. 24, 12:38 a.m.
"I thought Jermaine Jones reffed a good game today." -- New York Red Bull Bradley Wright-Phillips ... The Good, the Bad and -- Messi conquers Spain Nov. 24, 12:21 a.m.
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A Liverpool player falls asleep watching his team lose, a French golazo ... Wright-Phillips befuddled, Donovan confident Nov. 23, 11:38 p.m.
[MLS PLAYOFFS: Reaction] In a match that produced 10 yellow cards -- the most for an ... A cavalcade of Bundesliga own goals Nov. 23, 10:59 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] World Cup champion Christoph Kramer scoring a 40-yard own goal earlier ... What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid Nov. 23, 10:09 p.m.
"If we weren't creating chances, I'd be concerned. But we're creating chances and we had some ... NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard Nov. 23, 6:25 p.m.
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] Top-ranked UCLA needed a goal from Sam Mewis in the 88th minute to beat ... U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List Nov. 23, 2:48 a.m.
Aron Johannsson scored his first goal in more than seven months for AZ in its 1-0 ... WFC2 to set up shop on UBC campus Nov. 23, 1 a.m.
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Vancouver Whitecaps became the seventh MLS club to launch a second team in ... Youth Boys Report: U.S. U-17s take third in Chile Nov. 23, 12:35 a.m.
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives