Barcelona advanced to ensure themselves Club World Cup finals after silencing the Asian champions Al Sadd, the Club World Cup semi-final match at the International Stadium Yokohama on Thursday (12/15/2011). Pep Guardiola's team managed to beat Al Sadd with four goals without reply.
They will deal with Brazilian club, Santos FC, in the final match to be held on December 18 in the same place. Santos starlet, Neymar da Silva Jr., was hoping to meet with the Spanish giants were in the final.
4-0 win over Al Sadd not achieved easily by Carles Puyol et al. Al Sadd gave a tough resistance to their mainstay could cause striker, David Villa, carried out the field in the 36th minute after a crash caused by two defenders intercepted Al Sadd.
However, Barca are still capable of controlling the game. Almost throughout the first half, they forced the Al Sadd to play half the field. It was only in the second half, Al Sadd managed to deliver a threat to the goalkeeper Victor Valdes though never a goal nevertheless.
Barca's two goals scored by Adriano in the first half. The next two goals scored respectively by Seydou Keita and Maxwell in the second round.
Santos himself had secured their advance to the finals after defeating a Japanese club, Kashiwa Reysol, in a match at Toyota Stadium, yesterday. Muricy Ramalho's squad managed to bend Kashiwa with a score of 3-1.