Matches

19/12/2009
1:2 a.e.t. (1:1, 1:0)
  • Mauro BOSELLI (37')
  • PEDRO (89')
  • Lionel MESSI (110')

Summary

Barça belatedly rule the world

Barcelona snatched a last-gasp equaliser through Pedro to take a lively final into extra time, before Lionel Messi condemned Estudiantes to a 2-1 loss.

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Line-up

25
2
3
8
11
13
16
17
22
23
30

Substitute(s)

1
12
5
6
7
10
18
19
20
21
26

Coaches

Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)

Officials

Referee: Benito ARCHUNDIA (MEX)Assistant Referee 1: Hector VERGARA (CAN)Assistant Referee 2: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)Fourth official: Ravshan IRMATOV (UZB)Fifth official: Abduxamidullo RASULOV (UZB)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 73)


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Messi10_ARG
26/02/2010 at 06:10
Messi10_ARG (Argentina)
BARCELONA RULES MESSI THE BEST
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BOCA_REBEL
19/01/2010 at 08:44
Ribamar85... the best 2 clubs of all time are BOCA and MILAN! 18 international titles total - each team; tht includes... Milan 4 world titles BOCA 3 world titles!!! sorry brazil in not in the picture...PS. tht win by corinthians in 2000 was bull crap, they didnt deserve to be in tht tournament in the first place, BOCA was the best tht year (2000) anyways!!! jaja!! conrinthians never won the libertadores! they dont deserve NADA! at least not yet right? good luck this year! u guys got a great squad!
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CHACKA
23/12/2009 at 01:19
CHACKA (Philippines)
Congrats, FC Barcelona!!!
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Statistics

3Shots16
3Corner kicks10
7Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
36%Possession (%)64%
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Alejandro Sabella, Estudiantes coach
The result was fair. In the first half we controlled the game and our performance was excellent. If we compare what Barcelona have done in previous matches, their performance in first half was not as too good, unlike it was in the second half. We were close to achieving our dream but at the end of the day, we failed. But the players did a perfect job today. We gave it our all. It would have been great to take the cup home, but this is football and we lost with our heads held high.

Pep Guardiola, Barcelona coach
We expected that Estudiantes would give us a big fight. We managed to play on the flanks in the second half, when we changed the game. At half-time I told the players they must be strong, at a final like this you have to fight. For me this was a great year. We have achieved something that no-one has achieved before. I’m lucky that I have such quality players in my squad. The success that we’ve had has been down to them and I’d like to thank them for that.