An opener from Lionel Messi and a brace from Luis Suarez was enough to seal Barcelona’s Club World Cup title. The Spanish giants defeated River Plate 3-0 today at Yokohama to claim their 3rd global crown.
Ex Liverpool star, Luis Suarez who has been nothing short of exceptional for the team, scoring four braces in all competitions, this season was awarded the Golden Ball – the best player of the tournament.
He also broke another record today. His two goals took Barcelona’s goal total for the calendar year to 176 as against 175 recoded in 2012.
“The most important thing was to take the trophy, that was the only objective we had” The Uruguayan said.