2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final

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2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final
Event2009 FIFA Club World Cup
After extra time
Date19 December 2009
VenueZayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi[1]
Man of the MatchLionel Messi (Barcelona)[2]
RefereeBenito Archundia (Mexico)[1]
WeatherPartly cloudy
22 °C (72 °F)
60% humidity

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 left in regulation time. 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[edit]

Argentina Estudiantes Team Spain 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 South Korea Pohang Steelers
(Benítez Goal 45+2'53')
Semi-finals 3–1 Mexico Atlante
(Busquets Goal 35', Messi Goal 55', Pedro Goal 67')



Juan Sebastián Verón takes a corner during the final.
Xavi takes a corner during the final.
Estudiantes Argentina1–2 (a.e.t.)Spain Barcelona
Boselli Goal 37' Report Pedro Goal 89'
Messi Goal 110'
GK 25 Argentina Damián Albil
SW 2 Argentina Leandro Desábato Yellow card 119'
RB 30 Argentina Clemente Rodríguez Yellow card 58'
CB 3 Argentina Christian Cellay
CB 16 Argentina Germán Ré Substituted off 90+1'
LB 13 Uruguay Juan Manuel Díaz Yellow card 45+2'
DM 22 Argentina Rodrigo Braña Yellow card 119'
RM 8 Argentina Enzo Pérez Yellow card 65' Substituted off 79'
CM 11 Argentina Juan Sebastián Verón (c)
LM 23 Argentina Leandro Benítez Substituted off 76'
CF 17 Argentina Mauro Boselli
MF 5 Argentina Matías Sánchez Yellow card 94' Substituted in 76'
MF 18 Argentina Maxi Núñez Substituted in 79'
DF 21 Argentina Marcos Rojo Yellow card 112' Substituted in 90+1'
Argentina Alejandro Sabella
GK 1 Spain Víctor Valdés Yellow card 118'
RB 2 Brazil Dani Alves
CB 3 Spain Gerard Piqué
CB 5 Spain Carles Puyol (c)
LB 22 France Eric Abidal
DM 15 Mali Seydou Keita Substituted off 46'
CM 6 Spain Xavi
CM 16 Spain Sergio Busquets Substituted off 79'
RW 10 Argentina Lionel Messi Yellow card 23'
LW 14 France Thierry Henry Yellow card 82' Substituted off 83'
CF 9 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović
FW 17 Spain Pedro Substituted in 46'
MF 24 Ivory Coast Yaya Touré Substituted in 79'
FW 7 Venezuela Jeffrén Substituted in 83'
Spain Pep Guardiola

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

Assistant referees:
Canada Héctor Vergara (Canada)[1]
Mexico Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)[1]
Fourth official:
Uzbekistan Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)[1]
Reserve assistant referee:
Uzbekistan 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). FIFA.com. 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 17 October 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2012.

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