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Summary

  1. Messi finishes off good team move
  2. Suarez has scored five in two games
  3. Barca looking for fifth trophy of 2015
  4. Ancelotti to replace Guardiola as Bayern boss

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Luis Enrique
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It's less than a year since Luis Enrique was reportedly on the brink of being sacked as Barcelona boss. The board stuck with him and since then they're won five trophies. Talk about repaying the faith.

See you in two hours for Real Madrid (last year's world champions) v Rayo Vallecano.

BARCELONA ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD

Full-time - River Plate 0-3 Barcelona

Barcelona celebrate
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Barcelona's front three were breathtaking at times - and they win their third Fifa World Club Cup as the final whistle goes in Yokahama.

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Both Messi and Suarez are trying their level best to put Neymar on the score sheet. What a selfless trio we have. Worldclass. #bbcfootball

Suarez should have been in the ballon d'or top 3. #bbcfootball #bbcsport #Suarez #BallondOr #Barca

Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo won the Copa America with Chile in the summer.

SUBSTITUTION

Neymar is subsituted
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Barcelona make the final change of the game. Jeremy Mathieu comes on for Neymar. A defender for a striker. It sounds like Neymar is getting whistled off the pitch.

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It's laughable now but when Suarez first came to Liverpool some of the fans questioned his finishing ability #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball Neymar is no where near as good as Suarez and Messi. I don´t like either but you cant deny their talent!

Suarez should have been in the ballon d'or top 3. #bbcfootball #bbcsport #Suarez #BallondOr #Barca

HITS THE WOODWORK

River Plate have their best chance of the game - substitute Gonzalo Martinez whacks a shot in from 20 yards which Claudio Bravo touches onto the post with an excellent diving save.

SUBSTITUTION

Javier Mascherano is substituted
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Barcelona make a change at the back - former West Ham reserve Javier Mascherano is replaced by ex-Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermaelen.

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River Plate have been well and truly humbled. Brilliant by Barça #bbcfootball

Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo is forced into a good save for the first time as he does well to tip Lucas Alario's header over.

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Surely the January Balon d'or is not Messi's last #bbcfootball

Still can't figure out why CR7 made the Balon d'or shortlist and Suarez didn't #bbcfootball

Suarez is the only player who comes close to Messi,should be on the ballon d'or short list!Best player to ever play in the BPL #bbcfootball

River still trying to make a game of it, they have a corner which Barcelona clear, but realistically this was game over some time ago.

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All I have been reading is just MSN. Does barca by any chance have a GK ? #bbcfootball

Did I not tell you? I'm actually in goal for Barca today but I've had so little to do I've helped the BBC out with this live text.

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There's no shame in this for River Plate. Aren't the first and won't be the last to be spat out by Barca machine. They make it look so easy.

River Plate 0-3 Barcelona

Luis Suarez heads in to make it 3-0
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Luis Suarez heads it back across goal to make it 3-0

Luis Suarez scores his fifth goal in two games in this tournament. Neymar plays in a brilliant cross from the left and the Uruguayan pulls off a fantastic header to find the top corner.

Barcelona have been breathtaking at times here.

GOAL - River Plate 0-3 Barcelona

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez and teammates celebrate
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SUBSTITUTION

Barcelona make their first change, Sergi Roberto replacing Ivan Rakitic in midfield.

The game is just starting to peter out a bit now.

YELLOW CARD

Neymar is shown a yellow card
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A couple of minutes ago Gabriel Mercado caught Neymar off the ball but got away with it. Neymar gets his revenge and is shown a yellow card for leaving his boot in.

Neymar picks out Lionel Messi again - I've probably written this 10 times so far - but the Argentine puts it wide from about 10 yards out.

Barcelona look like scoring with every single attack. They are just so electric up front.

Luis Suarez is found in space but the keeper comes out to deny him. And then Neymar curls a shot over the bar from outside the box. It's non-stop attack.

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If a River Plate player doesn't get sent off here I'll be very surprised. #fifaCWC

Neymar with some outrageous skill leaves two defenders on the ground and is only denied by a brilliant last-ditch tackle in the penalty area. For a second I thought it was a penalty but it was a great challenge.

Neymar finds Lionel Messi again in a quick passing move but keeper Marcelo Baravero rushes out and saves. How are you meant to defend against these guys?

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Lionel Messi runs with the ball
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Lionel Messi has scored in all three FIFA Club World Cup finals he's played

@BBCSport I said I fancied Barca to go on and score 3 or 4. Their ruthless on the counter are Barcelona. #bbcfootball

#messi the best ever in the world #fcbacelona #bbcfootball

Neymar finds Lionel Messi, who shoots straight at keeper Marcelo Barovero from about 10 yards. Luis Suarez was standing next to Messi and would have had an empty net to tap into had the Argentine found him.

That's Luis Suarez's fourth goal of the tournament - I think we can presume he's going to win the golden boot.

River Plate 0-2 Barcelona

Luis Suarez scores
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Luis Suarez slots it home for 2-0

Game over? Probably. Sergio Busquets plays a brilliant first-time ball over the top which Luis Suarez races onto and fires through keeper Marcelo Barovero, who should have done better.

That really was magnificent from Busquets, who usually isn't known for his wonder-passes.

GOAL - River Plate 0-2 Barcelona

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez scores
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KICK-OFF - River Plate 0-1 Barcelona

And now we're under way for the second half.

SUBSTITUTION

Double change for River at the break. Leonardo Ponzio and Rodrigo Mora come off. Gonzalo Martinez and Luis Gonzalez come on.

They're coming back onto the pitch. Nobody seems to be in any rush to get this second half going.

Players are in the tunnel in Yokahama - almost ready to go for the second half again. Can River mount a comeback?

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Lionel Messi celebrates
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#Messi becomes the first player ever to score two times in 6 different club competitions in a single calendar year #FCBarcelona #bbcfootball

HALF-TIME - River Plate 0-1 Barcelona

Barcelona lead at half-time thanks to Lionel Messi's fourth goal in three World Club Cup finals.

YELLOW CARD

Ivan Rakitic. More like Ivan Hackitic. The Croatia midfielder is booked for a cruncher on Tabare Viudez.

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Pep to premier league for sure. Wonder if @ManUtd will let him go to a rival with van Gaal underperforming. #bbcfootball.

Lionel Messi finds Luis Suarez, who attempts to play the ball back across the box for Messi but keeper Marcelo Barovero cuts it out.

Is River's game plan out the window?

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#bbcfootball CWC is a big sport event in Japan since the Intercontinental Cup because I can see world class players in my home country.