FC Barcelona advance to Club World Cup Final

 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)

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