Barcelona Becomes Club World Cup Champion


Tokyo: Barcelona finished the year with a dazzling display as they sealed World Club Cup success with a 3-0 win over River Plate in Yokohama.

With Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi all starting for Barcelona, the result was never in doubt, especially after Messi had given the reigning European champions a first-half lead.

Luis Suarez took over after the break, firstly racing clear on 49 minutes to double his side’s advantage, before heading a perfect Neymar cross into the top corner on 68 minutes to seal more trophy success.