No one expected Santos to beat the mighty Barcelona in the final of the 2011 Club World Cup Final in Yokohama.
Lionel Messi scored Barcelona’s first and last goals in the 4-0 rout of the Brazilian champions, Santos. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters
Pep Guardiola hailed his Barcelona team as “artists” after the European champions thrashed Brazil’s Santos to win their second Club World Cup in swashbuckling style on Sunday.
“My players were like artists,” said Guardiola, the Barcelona coach. “Whatever they envisaged in their minds they were able to do on the pitch. It was an incredible performance.”
Lionel Messi put Barca ahead in the 17th minute which was doubled seven minutes later by Xavi. Cesc Fábregas stabbed home the third on half‑time. Player of the tournament Messi made it 4-0 eight minutes from time.
Here’s a round up of the match action and celebrations.
Published on December 20, 2011 | Filed Under Football
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