Luis Enrique’s men in the FIFA Club World Cup final this Sunday have clinched their incredible fifth trophy this season, adding the World Champions title, their La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Champions League and Uefa Super Cup successes.
For Barca who put yet another trophy in the cabinet in 2015, Messi opened the scoring in first half while the Uruguayan star Luis Suarez in second half netted two to seal a fairly comfortable 3-0 win over Argentine outfit River Plate.
Barcelona substitutes: Ter Stegen, Bartra, Munir, Sandro, Sergi Roberto, Adriano, Vermaelen, Mathieu, Masip, Samper, Gumbau.
Barcelona starting line-up (4-3-3): Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar.
River Plate substitutes: Martinez, Saviola, Pisculichi, Mayada, Casco, Bertolo, Mammana, Gonzalez, Vega, Driussi, Chiarini, Batalla.
River Plate starting line-up (4-1-3-2): Barovero; Mercado, Maidana, Alvarez, Vangioni; Kranevitter; Sanchez, Viudez, Ponzio; Mora, Alario.