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Copa Libertadores final: Flamengo beat 10-man Athletico Paranaense in final

Gabriel Barbosa scored the winner to help Flamengo beat 10-man Athletico Paranaense in the Copa Libertadores final in Ecuador.

Paranaense missed an early chance when Alex Santana sent a close range shot just high, before they had Pedro Henrique sent off for a second booking.

Minutes later, Barbosa side-footed in a low cross at the far post.

Paranaense struggled to break down fellow Brazilians Flamengo as they secured a third Copa Libertadores.

Their previous victories came in 1981 and 2019.

Barbosa, who scored six goals in this season’s competition, could have had a second goal but had an effort saved when played through on goal.

Paranaense, managed by former Brazil and Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, had ex-Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho in their side but were beaten in their first Copa Libertadores final since losing to Sau Paulo in 2005.

Line-ups

Flamengo

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 20Melo dos Santos Neto
  • 22de Almeida
  • 23David Luiz
  • 4Pereira
  • 16Filipe LuísSubstituted forDantas de Medeirosat 20′minutes
  • 8Maia AlencarSubstituted forVidalat 71′minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 7de Barros Ribeiro
  • 35Gomes da Silva
  • 14de ArrascaetaBooked at 68minsSubstituted forGomes Silvaat 84′minutes
  • 21Abreu dos Santos
  • 9Barbosa AlmeidaSubstituted forSousa Soaresat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Alves Carreira
  • 2Pulgar
  • 5Vidal
  • 10Ribas da Cunha
  • 15Soares de Faria
  • 18Sousa Soares
  • 26Dantas de Medeiros
  • 29Gomes Silva
  • 30Nascimento Castro
  • 31Santos Costa
  • 34Franca Silva
  • 42Franca de Oliveira

Athletico Paranaense

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Krepski
  • 13Silva Oliveira
  • 34Ribeiro GonçalvesBooked at 43mins
  • 44Henrique Ferreira
  • 16da Silva Santos
  • 17Moura Arruda da SilvaSubstituted forTeransat 75′minutes
  • 50Fernandinho
  • 8Frezarin BuenoSubstituted forCanobbioat 57′minutes
  • 38Menezes SantanaBooked at 43minsSubstituted forSantos Nascimentoat 45′minutes
  • 27Roque FerreiraSubstituted forTeixeiraat 65′minutes
  • 11Naum dos SantosSubstituted forCardoso da Cruzat 57′minutesBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 5Teixeira
  • 9Canobbio
  • 12Silva da Paixão
  • 18Cittadini
  • 20Terans
  • 22Hernández
  • 24Orejuela
  • 26Conrado Carvalho
  • 28Cuello
  • 35Cardoso da Cruz
  • 42Santos Nascimento
  • 48Azevedo Pereira