Flamengo Rio de Janeiro wins Copa against River Plate


MWith two last-minute goals, Gabriel Barbosa has given Brazil's top football club CR Flamengo the second Libertadores Cup triumph after 1981. In the first ever in the 60-year-old history of the competition in a single game played final won the team to the former Bundesliga stars Rafinha and Diego against defending champion River Plate Buenos Aires 2: 1 (0: 1).

Until shortly before the end, the Argentinians had led, then met the Olympic champion of 2016 nicknamed “Gabigol” in the 89th minute and the second minute of stoppage time. The game recalled the final drama of the European Champions League in 1999. At that time, Bayern led long against Manchester United in the final in Barcelona. Not long ago, the English did not just make up for the game, but turned the game over completely and won the trophy in stoppage time.

Against the backdrop of some 50,000 spectators in the Estadio Monumental of Lima in Peru, Colombian Rafael Borre (14) had shot the four-time Cup winner from Argentina early in the lead. In the second round, the river defense to Captain Javier Pinola, who was a crowd pleaser at the 1. FC Nuremberg between 2005 and 2015, stood long before Flamengo's assault was rewarded. In the heated shooting minutes, Exequiel Palacios (River Plate) and title-holder Gabriel (Flamengo) saw red cards for assaulting them.

“The trophy will get its place on my arm,” promised tattoo fan Rafinha. After 18 titles with Bayern Munich, including the Champions League Triumph 2013, the right-back changed only a few months after Rio de Janeiro, including Ronaldinho and Neymar is now the seventh Brazilian, who won the highest club competition on both continents , And the tenth South American.

Flamengo had won the Libertadores Cup at the only finals previously in 1981 with the golden generation of “White Pele” Zico. River Plate, which had been South America's football crown since 1986 and 1996, has become the title hamster on the continent in the last five years, celebrating the 2015 and 2018 Libertadores Cup triumphs three and four, winning the Copa Sul-Americana and Subcategory in 2014 in between three times the Supercup of both tournaments, but this time remained as disappointed second behind.

The game was supposed to take place in Santiago de Chile. Because of the unrest there, it was relocated to Lima at short notice. Last year, River Plate's final return match with Argentine arch rival Boca Juniors was moved to Madrid after River fans stoned the Boca team's bus before the scheduled home game, slightly injuring some players.

(tagToTranslate) Rafinha (t) Gabriel Barbosa (t) Rafael Borre (t) Bayern Munich (t) Manchester United (t) Flamengo (t) Plate


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