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
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 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

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  45+2', 53')
Semi-finals 3–1 Mexico Atlante
(Busquets  35', Messi  55', Pedro  67')



Juan Sebastián Verón takes a corner during the final.
Xavi takes a corner during the final.

19 December 2009
20:00 UTC+4
Estudiantes Argentina 1–2 (a.e.t.) Spain Barcelona
Boselli  37' Report Pedro  89'
Messi  110'
GK 25Argentina Damián Albil
SW 2 Argentina Leandro Desábato  119'
RB 30Argentina Clemente Rodríguez  58'
CB 3 Argentina Christian Cellay
CB 16Argentina Germán Ré  90+1'
LB 13Uruguay Juan Manuel Díaz  45+2'
DM 22Argentina Rodrigo Braña  119'
RM 8 Argentina Enzo Pérez  65'  79'
CM 11Argentina Juan Sebastián Verón (c)
LM 23Argentina Leandro Benítez  76'
CF 17Argentina Mauro Boselli
MF 5 Argentina Matías Sánchez  94'  76'
MF 18Argentina Maxi Núñez  79'
DF 21Argentina Marcos Rojo  112'  90+1'
Argentina Alejandro Sabella
GK 1 Spain Víctor Valdés  118'
RB 2 Brazil Dani Alves
CB 3 Spain Gerard Piqué
CB 5 Spain Carles Puyol (c)
LB 22France Éric Abidal
DM 15Mali Seydou Keita  46'
CM 6 Spain Xavi
CM 16Spain Sergio Busquets  79'
RW 10Argentina Lionel Messi  23'
LW 14France Thierry Henry  82'  83'
CF 9 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović
FW 17Spain Pedro  46'
MF 24Ivory Coast Yaya Touré  79'
FW 7 Venezuela Jeffrén  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.


Estudiantes Barcelona
Goals scored 1 2
Total shots 3 16
Shots on target 1 4
Ball possession 36% 64%
Corner kicks 3 10
Fouls committed 29 19
Offsides 8 1
Yellow cards 7 3
Red cards 0 0

Barcelona players celebrate after the match.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Match Report" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  2. 1 2 "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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