|Club World Cup 2006|
Barcelona 0 - Internacional Porto Alegre 1
Víctor Valdés; Zambrotta (Belletti 46'), Márquez,
Puyol, Van Bronckhorst; Deco, Motta (Xavi 58'), Iniesta; Giuly, Gudjohnsen
(Ezquerro 87'), Ronaldinho. 4-3-3.
Barcelona failed to win the title of world champions after losing 0-1 to Internacional de Porto Alegre on Sunday. After a comfortable win against América in their semi-final, Frank Rijkaard's side were favourites to take the title for the first time in their history. But their Brazilian opponents didn't allow them to play their attacking football, and in the end a late goal from substitute Adriano put paid to their hopes.
Despite fears that the long trip could leave his players tired, Rijkaard put out the same line up as in the semi-final. And for most of the first half they were on top, Deco testing Clemer with a long shot and Ronaldinho and Gudjohnsen shooting wide.
However the Brazilians caught them out with a quick counter-attack near the end, Iarley finding Adriano for him to fire in a shot which Valdés got a hand to but couldn't stop entering the net. Deco brought a good save out of Cleber a minute or so later, but Internacional held on until the final whistle. Barça will have to wait a little longer before winning the one title missing from their trophy cabinet, and the streets of Porto Alegre were awash with colour as the ecstatic fans celebrated.