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 Frauen-Nati offers test at sold-out WakeMed Soccer Park Aug. 20, 3:08 a.m. |
[USA-SWITZERLAND] The USA and Switzerland will meet for the first time ever when they face off ... Western Conference teams go head-to-head Aug. 20, 2:15 a.m.
[MLS Preview: Week 24] Teams on either side of the playoff line in the Western Conference ... Kempin saves Sporting KC, Timbers romp in Guyana Aug. 20, 1:53 a.m.
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] MLS champion Sporting Kansas City was on familiar ground when it opened Concacaf ... What They're Saying: Jamie Meriam Aug. 20, 12:52 a.m.
"I think it would be huge because around the world, soccer is not crammed into the ... Semifinals set in Montreal and Moncton Aug. 20, 12:24 a.m.
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Montreal's Olympic Stadium (capacity: 66,000) and tiny Moncton Stadium (capacity: 8,500) are ... FC Dallas tops post-World Cup charts Aug. 19, 11:40 p.m.
[BY THE NUMBERS] FC Dallas has continued its recovery from its May swoon, when it went ... What They're Saying: New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs Aug. 19, 8:41 p.m.
"We are continuing to interview student-athletes and investigate what happened on night. I've consulted with Texas ... EPL broadcasts up 23 percent on NBC and NBCSN Aug. 19, 8:17 p.m.
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The five games on the opening weekend of the 2014-15 English Premier ... This is how a goalkeeper scores Aug. 19, 1:54 a.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] In Dutch Eredivisie play, Go Ahead Eagles’ goalkeeper Erik Cummins embarrassed ... Neymar is back, big time Aug. 19, 1:19 a.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Brazilian star Neymar played his first game since suffering a broken vertebra from ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives