Palmeiras, two-time champion of America! Defeated Flamengo 2-1 in the only final of the Copa Libertadores | Football | sports

After finishing 1-1 in the 90 minutes, a goal from Deyverson at the start of extra time (95) managed to win those led by Portuguese Abel Ferreira.

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Palmeiras was crowned champion of the Copa Libertadores 2021 this Saturday, revalidating his 2020 title and getting his third trophy of this continental tournament, after beating Flamengo 2-1 in the final only played at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo.

After finishing 1-1 in the 90 minutes, a goal from Deyverson at the beginning of extra time (95) managed that those led by Portuguese Abel Ferreira won the Libertadores for the second time this year, after having won the final of the tournament 2020 last January.

Palmeiras had maintained the advantage for most of the game, after starting winning with a goal from Raphael Veiga at 5 minutes, until the ‘Fla’ tied at 72, signed by Gabigol.

With this three-time championship, obtained after those won in 1999 and 2020, the ‘Verdao’ equals Sao Paulo, Gremio and Santos as the Brazilian teams with the most titles in the Copa Libertadores, all with three.

Ferreira, the driver of the Albiverdes, became the first European coach twice champion of Libertadores and his eleven, the first to lift this competition twice in a row since Boca Juniors did it in 2000 and 2001.

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