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Brazil's Flamengo becomes Copa Libertadores Champion in Peru (Preview)

17:05 | Lima, Nov. 23.

Brazilian soccer club Flamengo on Saturday afternoon defeated its Argentinean counterpart River Plate (2-1) to become Copa Libertadores champion in Peru's capital city of Lima.

The first goal was made by River Plate's Rafael Santos Borre (14th minute), whereas Gabriel 'Gabigol' Barbosa scored twice (89th; 92nd minute) for Mengao to win the tournament.

The event took place at Lima's Ate Monumental Stadium. 

This was the first one-game final in 60 years of Conmebol history, and the second time the Copa Libertadores top match had to move from one place to another.

Lineups

Flamengo: Diego Alves; Rafinha, Pablo Mari, Rodrigo Caio, Filipe Luis; Willian Arao, Gerson – Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Everton Ribeiro, Bruno Henrique; Gabriel Barbosa (red card). Coach: Jorge Jesus. 

River Plate: Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Lucas Martinez Quarta, Javier Pinola, Milton Casco; Enzo Perez, Exequiel Palacios (red card), Ignacio Fernandez, Nicolas de la Cruz; Rafael Santos Borre; Matias Suarez. Coach: Marcelo Gallardo.

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Publicado: 23/11/2019