Without Lionel Mesi or Neymar through injury, it was down to one man to deliver the goals for Barcelona on Thursday. And boy, did he deliver.
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Luis Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande in their FIFA Club World Cup semifinal in Japan on Thursday.
Suarez followed up expertly in the first half for his first, then controlled Andres Iniesta’s superb pass brilliantly with his chest and volleyed home his second. The icing on the cake was Suarez’s third goal as he slammed home from the penalty spot to set up a mouthwatering final in Yokohama on Sunday against Argentine outfit River Plate.
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The South American champs edged past Sanfrece Hiroshima 1-0 with Lucas Alario scoring the winner for the Buenos Aires based club.
Sanfrece Hiroshima and Guangzhou Evergrande will contest the third place game on Sunday in Yokohama before the final between Barca and River takes center stage to crown the number one club side on the planet.
Watch video of all three of Suarez’s goals in the video link on their website, here.