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2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final

2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final
Event 2009 FIFA Club World Cup
After extra time
Date 19 December 2009
Venue Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi[1]
Man of the Match Lionel Messi (Barcelona)[2]
Referee Benito Archundia (Mexico)[1]
Attendance 43,050[1]
Weather Partly cloudy
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The 2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The match took place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on 19 December 2009, and pitted Estudiantes of Argentina, the CONMEBOL club champions, against Barcelona of Spain, the UEFA club champions.

Estudiantes forward Mauro Boselli opened the scoring in the 37th minute, but Pedro equalised for Barcelona with one minute of the 90 left to play. Lionel Messi scored the winning goal in the fifth minute of the second half of extra time, securing Barcelona's record sixth trophy for the 2009 calendar year.[3][4]

Road to final

23x15px Estudiantes Team 23x15px Barcelona
CONMEBOL Confederation UEFA
Winner of the 2009 Copa Libertadores Qualification Winner of the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League
Bye Play-off round Bye
Bye Quarter-finals Bye
2–1 Template:Country data KOR Pohang Steelers
(Benítez Goal 45+2'53')
Semi-finals 3–1 23x15px Atlante
(Busquets Goal 35', Messi Goal 55', Pedro Goal 67')



File:Veron Corener.JPG
Juan Sebastián Verón takes a corner during the final.
File:Xavi Corner.JPG
Xavi takes a corner during the final.
GK 25 23x15px Damián Albil
SW 2 23x15px Leandro Desábato Booked 119'
RB 30 23x15px Clemente Rodríguez Booked 58'
CB 3 23x15px Christian Cellay
CB 16 23x15px Germán Ré Substituted off 90+1'
LB 13 23x15px Juan Manuel Díaz Booked 45+2'
DM 22 23x15px Rodrigo Braña Booked 119'
RM 8 23x15px Enzo Pérez Booked 65' Substituted off 79'
CM 11 23x15px Juan Sebastián Verón (c)
LM 23 23x15px Leandro Benítez Substituted off 76'
CF 17 23x15px Mauro Boselli
MF 5 23x15px Matías Sánchez Booked 94' Substituted in 76'
MF 18 23x15px Maxi Núñez Substituted in 79'
DF 21 23x15px Marcos Rojo Booked 112' Substituted in 90+1'
23x15px Alejandro Sabella
GK 1 23x15px Víctor Valdés Booked 118'
RB 2 23x15px Daniel Alves
CB 3 23x15px Gerard Piqué
CB 5 23x15px Carles Puyol (c)
LB 22 23x15px Éric Abidal
DM 15 23x15px Seydou Keita Substituted off 46'
CM 6 23x15px Xavi
CM 16 23x15px Sergio Busquets Substituted off 79'
RW 10 23x15px Lionel Messi Booked 23'
LW 14 23x15px Thierry Henry Booked 82' Substituted off 83'
CF 9 23x15px Zlatan Ibrahimović
FW 17 23x15px Pedro Substituted in 46'
MF 24 23x15px Yaya Touré Substituted in 79'
FW 7 23x15px Jeffrén Suárez Substituted in 83'
23x15px Josep Guardiola

Man of the Match:
23x15px Lionel Messi (Barcelona)[2]

Assistant referees:
23x15px Héctor Vergara (Canada)[1]
23x15px Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)[1]
Fourth official:
23x15px Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)[1]
Reserve assistant referee:
23x15px Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)[1]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Twelve named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Match Report" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Toyota Cup - Most Valuable Player of the Match Award". RSSSF. 20 December 2007. Archived from the original on 24 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Barcelona beat Estudiantes to win the Club World Cup". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 December 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Messi seals number six". ESPN Soccernet. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Match Statistics". FIFA. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 

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