River Plate will be squaring off against Barcelona in the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama and the match promises to be an enthralling encounter.
River Plate may be struggling domestically but they now have been presented with a great opportunity to create history on Sunday.
Having claimed a hard fought 1-0 victory over Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the semi finals, River now will be aiming to claim their first ever FIFA Club World Cup Championships this weekend.
Despite the wonderful prize up for grabs, Marcelo Gallardo’s men will most certainly not find it easy as they prepare to go up against the all conquering Barcelona side at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.
River Plate Probable Lineup: Barovero; Mercado, Maidana, Balanta, Vangioni; Sanchez, Kranevitter, Ponzio, Mayada; Mora, Alario
Barcelona have enjoyed a wonderful year and they will now surely be keen to cap it off with a final trophy of 2015 by claiming their third ever FIFA Club World Cup Championship.
On current form, there seem to be very few clubs which are capable of beating Barcelona but Luis Enrique will surely be warning his side against complacency ahead of the final as they now prepare for a clash against a tough River Plate side on Sunday.
Injury Doubts: Lionel Messi, Rafinha, Douglas Pereira
Barcelona Probable Lineup: Bravo; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar
It was back in 1969 when these two sides last squared off against each other and evidently previous records will count for little heading into Sunday’s encounter.
Barcelona are the overwhelming favourites to claim the victory during the clash and while River are expected to put up a good fight, the Catalan giants should be able to lift the trophy fairly comfortably.
River Plate 0 – 2 Barcelona