Suárez scores a hat-trick, Barcelona advances to FIFA Club World Cup 2015 Final
Friday, December 18, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup is a tournament in which football clubs winning in the respective continental confederation championships participate. Barcelona won the, and Guangzhou won the . Barcelona's , suffering from groin injury, was not included in the squad.
|We lost 3–0, but it's not much different to what has happened to other big clubs. At least we didn't let in four like Real Madrid|
—Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guangzhou Manager
Barça had greater ball possession. The match saw one, when was yellow carded in the 16th minute, and at least two dozen fouls were committed in the match. The AFC Champions League winners Guangzhou prevented the European winners from scoring a goal for more than half an hour. In the 39th minute, 's shot on the target was saved by the Chinese goalkeeper, but netted the goal providing Barcelona a 1–0 lead before half-time. The first half ended in 1–0.
In the second half, Suárez scored again in the 50th minute, assisted by Lionel Messi, took the penalty and completed a .. A quarter of an hour later, Guangzhou player fouled in the penalty area, and Barcelona was awarded a penalty kick. Suárez, in the absence of
After the match, Guangzhou coachpraised the club's performance. "We lost 3–0, but it's not much different to what has happened to other big clubs. At least we didn't let in four like Real Madrid."
Barcelona, is now scheduled to play the final on December 20.
|December 17, 2015
50' Luis Suárez
67' (pen.) Luis Suárez
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- Stefan Coerts. "'At least we didn't let in four like Real Madrid' - Scolari proud despite Barcelona defeat" — , December 17, 2015