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Barcelona Beats Al-Sadd To Reach Club Wcup Final

Yokohama, Dec 15: Barcelona is back in the Club World Cup final, setting up a match against South American champion Santos by beating Qatari club Al-Sadd 4-0 Thursday.Adriano scored two first-half goals, while Seydou Keita

India TV News Desk [ Updated: December 15, 2011 18:27 IST ]
barcelona beats al sadd to reach club wcup final
barcelona beats al sadd to reach club wcup final

Yokohama, Dec 15: Barcelona is back in the Club World Cup final, setting up a match against South American champion Santos by beating Qatari club Al-Sadd 4-0 Thursday.


Adriano scored two first-half goals, while Seydou Keita and Maxwell added the others for the Champions League champions.

Adriano put Barcelona in the lead in the 25th minute after a blunder by Al-Sadd goalkeeper Mohamed Saqr. A cross from Pedro on the left went to Nadir Belhadj, who tried to direct the ball to his goalkeeper. But Saqr failed to pick up the ball before attempting to clear it with his feet and Adriano charged in to tap in from close range.

Adriano doubled the lead in the 43rd with a left-footed shot from just inside the box.

Lionel Messi set up Barcelona's third goal in the 64th with a perfect pass to Keita, who finished with a flick to the left side of the net. Substitute Maxwell added the final goal in the 81st with an angled left-footed shot that deflected in off the leg of Saqr.

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