The FC Barcelona, celebrating the World Cup of Clubs against River Plate in 2015


Five years ago, Barça won against River Plate in the FIFA Club World Cup

Published:20/12/2020 - 14:00h

Updated:20/12/2020 - 16:54h

Five years ago, the Barça won to River Plate in the final of the World-wide of Clubs to seal a 2015 perfect for the blaugrana under the orders of Luis Enrique

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On 20 December 2015 the FC Barcelona conquered his third World-wide of Clubs, in Japan, after winning to River Plate Argentinian with a so much of Lionel Messi and doublet of Luis Suárez. The Barça of Luis Enrique sealed an almost perfect season, after winning five of the six possible titles.

In Yokohama, Japan, the FC Barcelona turned into the first team in the history in conquering in three opportunities the World-wide of Clubs of the FIFA (2009, 2011 and 2015), after a suffered but deserved victory in front of River Plate. Lionel Messi, that added a new record after turning into the first footballer in annotating in the competition in three distinct editions, opened the marker in the first part. 'The Flea' asked pardon to the bloated Argentinian after converting, raising his arm in sample of his apology.

The victory was sealed by Luis Suárez in the second part. The 'Gunman' converted a doublet, in the minute 49 and 68, that noqueó to the team of Marcelo Gallardo. Unlike Messi, the Uruguayan celebrated in style the two so many that turned him into the maximum artilleryman of the edition 2015 of the World-wide of Clubs and that did him merecedor of the Balloon of Gold of the tournament.

By his part, Javier Mascherano, that was to title in this party, was booed by the fans of the Rivel Plate. The ex midfield player blaugrana began his professional career in the Argentinian team and the fanatical, annoying by his big performance in the field, nor lost opportunity of 'pitarle' when it abandoned the field to give him entry to Thomas Vermaelen, to fault of nine minutes so that it concluded the meeting.

A perfect final for a perfect season

The final of the World-wide of Clubs in front of River Plate was the brooch of gold for a season 'almost perfect' of the team directed by Luis Enrique. Before, they had completed the triplete of League, Champions League and Glass of Rey, in addition to the Supercopa of Europe. It was the Athletic Bilbao, in the Supercopa Spanish, the team that 'deprived' to the team blaugrana to repeat the sextete reached in 2009, with Pep Guardiola in the bench.

The stage of Luis Enrique was the best of the Barcelona in the last years, although the technician was very questioned at the beginning of this campaign. The relation of the changing room, besides, was broken by a period, but Xavi Hernández would have taken part to take out to float a team that finished the season in the highest of the peak of the world-wide football.

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