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Flamengo won Copa Libertadores over Athletico Paranaense

On Saturday, Flamengo defeated Athletico Paranaense 1-0 in the all-Brazilian final of the Copa Libertadores at the Estadio Monumental. At the death, Gabriel Barbosa scored the game-winner by tapping in a beautiful cross from Everton Ribeiro.

A solitary goal was the difference in Saturday’s all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Athletico Paranaense at The Estadio Monumental. 

In the first half’s final play, Gabriel Barbosa scored the game-winner by heading in a beautiful cross from Everton Ribeiro. 

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It was scored shortly after Athletico central defender Pedro Henrique was sent off for a second yellow card for a late push on Ayrton Lucas.

A few seconds later, Alex Santana’s magnificent effort went wide as a long throw caught the Flamengo defense off guard into the box. 

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While Flamengo was beginning to assert themselves in the middle of the field, Athletico appeared to be in control until Pedro Henrique made a reckless challenge.

It wasn’t until the second half that Athletico threatened to threaten Flamengo seriously, but Pedro’s close-range header was wide of the mark, and Santos made a good save on a David Terans free-kick.