On Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, FC Barcelona defeated Atlante FC 3-1 to advance to the FIFA Club World Cup Final. Barcelona will face Estudiantes de La Plata in the final on Saturday. The game will be shown on tape-delay at 8 PM (CT) on Fox Soccer Channel.
Despite giving up a goal in just the 5’ of the match, Barcelona dominated play throughout. Barca outshot Altante 14-6 and held a 9-1 edge in corners. Sergio Busquets (35’), Lionel Messi (55’) and Pedro (67’) scored for Barca, who earned their spot in the competition by winning the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League.
Past Club World Cup Champions
2000: Corinthians (Brazil) d. Vasco da Gama (Brazil)
2005: Sao Paulo (Brazil) d. Liverpool FC (England)
2006: Internacional (Brazil) d. FC Barcelona (Spain)
2007: AC Milan (Italy) d. Boca Juniors (Argentina)
2008: Manchester United (England) d. LDU Quito (Ecuador)