Pique says Barcelona confident at Club World Cup
AP, Tuesday 13 Dec 2011
The European champions’ defender thinks that Barcelona mission in the tournament is easy


Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says beating Real Madrid 3-1 last weekend will make things easier on his team as it bids for another title at the Club World Cup.

European champion Barcelona will face Qatari club Al-Sadd in the semifinals on Thursday with the winner advancing to take on either South American champion Santos or J-League side Kashiwa Reysol.

Barcelona is returning to the tournament two years after claiming the title in the United Arab Emirates, with Lionel Messi scoring the winning goal in the 2-1 win over Argentina’s Estudiantes.

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