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."
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