Estudiantes de La Plata played the final of the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, and despite leading for most of the match through a Mauro Boselli header, they found themselves taken to extra time by another header – this one from Pedro, who’s made a bit of history himself. In the extra period it was Lionel Messi, playing for the first time in his career against Argentine opposition, who won the trophy for Barça, chesting/shouldering/chinning the ball over the line. You can watch all the goals right here.
FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009 Final: Estudiantes de La Plata (M. Boselli 37) 1 – 2 F. C. Barcelona (Pedro 89; L. Messi 110)
In case you’re wondering what history Pedro made exactly: he’s the first player ever to score in six trophy-winning campaigns for one club in one calendar year. Not bad for a player who only graduated from the reserves last season!
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