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Barcelona beats Santos 4-0 to win Club World Cup

Lionel Messi scored two goals as Barcelona beat Brazilian side Santos 4-0 to win its second Club World Cup title in three years on Sunday

AP, Sunday 18 Dec 2011
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Xavi (L) of Spain's Barcelona celebrates a goal against Brazil's Santos with his teammates Sergio Busquets (2nd L), and Andres Iniesta (R) during their Club World Cup final soccer match in Yokohama (Photo: Reuters)
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Messi, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas scored first-half goals as the European champion won its 13th trophy under coach Pep Guardiola.

Messi completed the scoring in the 82nd minute when he took a pass from Dani Alves, maneuvered around Santos goalkeeper Rafael Cabral and calmly slotted home to equal the biggest winning margin in the Club World Cup final.

Al-Sadd of Qatar beat Kashiwa Reysol of Japan 5-3 in a penalty shootout to take third place.

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