Flamengo and River Plate played an incredible final in the Copa Libertadores, after the Brazilian team made a fantastic turnaround in the final minutes, triumphing 2-1 and lifting the Argentine giant from the throne of South American football.
Santos Bore led River to the lead in the 14th minute, after the Argentine side missed several chances for a second goal and sealing the new trophy. Then a penalty came at the finish line, and Flamengo’s hero was Gabriel Barbosa – Gabigol. The goalscorer, who has been one of Inter’s biggest transfer failures in the past decade, flashed when it was the most important with a goal in the 88th minute, leveling the score, and in a injury time shocked the River’s net for euphoria once again for Brazilian fans at the stadium in Lima.
With the trophy, the Flamengo team will represent South America at the upcoming Club World Cup next month in Qatar.