Barça beat River Plate 3-0 to win third FIFA Club World Cup
Sunday, December 20, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup is a tournament in which football clubs winning in the respective continental confederation championships participate. Barcelona won the, and River Plate won the . Barcelona's , recovered from groin injury, was included in the squad.
Barça had a greater ball possession. The match saw six, two for River Plate players. More than 30 fouls were committed in the match. scored the first goal of the match after breaking the opponents' defense in the 36th minute, assisted by Neymar. A sliding tackle by in the 43th minute got him a yellow card. Before him, three other players were already booked by the match official. The first half ended in 1–0 for the Europeans.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Uruguayan scored the second goal of the match, assisted by in the 49th minute. In the 68th minute, he scored the third of the night by a header, assisted by Neymar.
Interestingly, River Plate faced six South Americans in the match.
This was Barcelona's fifth trophy of the season, and third FIFA Club World Cup title.
|December 20, 2015
19:30 ( +9)
|(0–1) HT|| 36'
68' Luis Suárez
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- "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 - Matches - River Plate-FC Barcelona" — , December 20, 2015
- "River Plate 0-3 FC Barcelona" — , December 20, 2015
- "River Plate vs FC Barcelona" — , December 20, 2015