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Suarez brace helps Barca win World Club title

Luis Suarez scored twice in the second half
Luis Suarez scored twice in the second half

BARCELONA 3 RIVER PLATE 0

Barcelona have won the Club World Cup after goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez (2) fired them to a convincing 3-0 victory over River Plate in the final.

South American champions River started the game well but never recovered from falling behind to Messi's opener after 36 minutes.

Messi, favourite to win the Ballon d'Or, showed great skill to control the ball and find the net after Neymar knocked the ball down for him.

Suarez doubled Barca's lead four minutes after halftime when he burst through the River defence and he wrapped up victory when he headed home a Neymar cross to secure another trophy for Luis Enrique's men.