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Club World Cup, semi-final

Atlante 1 - Barcelona 3

Barcelona are en route a historic sixth title this year after beating Atlante 1-3 in the Club world Cup semi-final. The Mexican side took a surprise lead in only the fifth minute when Rojas ran on to a long clearance from Vilar to score. Busquets equalised though ten minutes before the break after Touré Yaya headed on Xavi's corner, and Messi came on soon after the restart to put his side ahead less than a minute after making his appearance. A few minutes later Iniesta set up Pedro for a third, the youngster completing his objective of scoring in a record six competitions this year, and Barça were on their way to Saturday's final against Estudiantes. (16.12.09)