[CLUB WORLD CUP]
The Club World Cup came to life in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as Barcelona came back from an early deficit and beat Atlante of Mexico, 3-1, to move into Saturday's final against Argentina's
Estudiantes. Lionel Messi
was the hero, scoring within two minutes of coming on as a substitute in the second half.
Messi's entrance brought
delight to the crowd of 40,952 fans on hand at Zayed Sports City Stadium, and he did not disappoint.
The Argentina, who has been battling an ankle injury, took a pass from Zlatan Ibrahimovic
in the 54th minute and then rounded goalkeeper Federico Vilar
for the go-ahead goal. Pedro
added an insurance goal in the 67th minute. Guillermo Rojas
scored in the fifth minute to give the
Concacaf champion the lead, but midfielder Sergio Busquets
equalized in the 35th.