Palmeiras won the Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the Champions League, for the second consecutive season. In an exciting final, the defending champion beat Flamengo in a Brazilian match. The decision came only in extra time.
Flamengo were little favourites, but defending champion Palmeiras took the lead after 6 minutes at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo (Uro) when Vega scored.
With Brazilian-Belgian Andreas Pereira at the base, Flamengo were only able to respond after the break. Gabriel Barbosa, who failed at Inter, withdrew from extra time 20 minutes from the end with a well-tuned shot.
In the first overtime, Palmeiras took the lead again after Pereira fumbled. Deverson seized the opportunity and shoved the ball past a desperate Flamengo goalkeeper Diego Alves: 2-1, the end result on the spot.
Palmeiras is the first club since Boca Juniors in 2001 to extend its title in the Copa Libertadores. Earlier this year, Palmeiras defeated Santos in the 2020 final, which was postponed due to Corona.
Video: Veiga. 1-0
Video: Gabriel Barbosa equalizer
Video: Deverson decides the match after Pereira’s mistake
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