Matches

16/12/2009
1:3 (1:1)
  • Guillermo ROJAS (5')
  • Sergio BUSQUETS (35')
  • Lionel MESSI (55')
  • PEDRO (67')

Summary

Exceptional Barça reach final

Atlante took an early lead, but Barcelona produced a magnificent display, inspired by Lionel Messi, to win 3-1 and book a final meeting with Estudiantes.

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Line-up

3
2
5
7
8
11
17
18
19
21
31

Substitute(s)

1
58
9
10
15
20
23
26
27
34
54
63

Coaches

Jose CRUZ (MEX)

Officials

Referee: Carlos SIMON (BRA)Assistant Referee 1: Altemir HAUSMANN (BRA)Assistant Referee 2: Roberto BRAATZ (BRA)Fourth official: Ravshan IRMATOV (UZB)Fifth official: Rafael ILYASOV (UZB)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 96)


Latest Comments:
solis101
19/12/2009 at 20:49
solis101 (Mexico)
ok urbuloso07 we will see in south africa who has bigger cajones!!!
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Arms1421
19/12/2009 at 19:25
Arms1421 (USA)
Urobols007, when Mexico plays in the US, you can't really call it a "neutral" stadium for Mexico, way too many Mexican fans. The same for Mexico in South America, how many fans are there in South America?? Not many. When you get schooled by Mexico in South Africa, I hope you don't use the excuse of: "we lost in a "neutral" stadium" in South Africa, so losing to Mexico doesn't really count.
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fieryflames
18/12/2009 at 16:21
fieryflames (Malawi)
I believe the sheer quality in Barca will be the difference tonight
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Statistics

6Shots14
1Corner kicks9
3Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
32%Possession (%)68%
  • Lionel Messi of Spain's Barcelona scores past Federico Vilar of Mexico's Atlante
  • A fan of Barcelona shouts
  • Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates his first goal
  • Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona celebrates his first goal
  • Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates scoring his sides second goal
  • Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates his first goal

Jose Cruz, Atlante coach
I’m very happy and very proud of my players. We were up against a brilliant side but I hope we caused them problems in both halves. Against many teams, we would have won tonight, but unfortunately we were against Barcelona. We’d have had a better chance if Messi had stayed on the bench. He changed the whole dimension of the game immediately. He’s just a brilliant player who had excellent players around him.

Pep Guardiola, Barcelona coach
I’m very pleased we won but it was very difficult. As I said beforehand, Atlante are a quality side. They pass the ball well and have a lot of speed, especially with Rojas. But I think we were the better team and the result reflected that. The support we received was absolutely fantastic. With the Estudiantes fans and our followers, the final will be a wonderful spectacle.