[digg=http://digg.com/soccer/FC_Barcelona_2_n_Estudiantes_1_FIFA_World_Club_Cup_2009]Barcelona left it late to come from 0-1 down through a Pedro last-gasp equalizer in the final of the FIFA World Club Cup 2009 before winning the tournament crown with a 2-1 scoreline in extra time.
Their Argentine opponents Estudiantes de La Plata had surprisingly gone ahead in the 37th minute through Mauro Boselli’s header.
Lionel Messi scored an extra-time winner in the 110th minute from a Dani Alves cross to give the European champions’ their sixth trophy of 2009 in front of 43,050 fans at the Zayed Sports City stadium.
Final FIFA World Club Cup 2009 Standings
1st – Barcelona (ESP)
2nd – Estudiantes (ARG)
3rd — Pohang Steelers (KOR)
4th — Atlante (MEX)
5th — Auckland City (NZL)
6th — TP Mazembe (COD)
7th — Al Ahli (UAE)
Denilson (Pohang Steelers) 4 goals; Leandro Benitez (Estudiantes), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Pedro (Barcelona) and Jason Hayne (Auckland City), 2 goals.