Lionel Messi broke the deadlock and Luis Suarez scored twice in the second half to give Barcelona a typically emphatic 3-0 win over River Plate in the Club World Cup final on Sunday. EssentiallySports brings you the main talking points of the match.
Intense Pressing from the South American club:
River Plate displayed the typical South American footballing style as they made fierce challenges on the Blaugranas and pressed intensely for the initial 45 minutes. They chased the ball all over the field, making things difficult for the European Champions in the opening minutes. It was the Argentinean’s club hard work on the field that delayed the opening goal of the game for the Catalans up until the 36th minute.