The Brazilian Flamengo renewed its victory over its Ecuadorean host Barcelona, when it beat it 2-0 yesterday in Guayaquil in the second leg of the Libertadores Cup semi-finals, and joined its compatriot Palmeiras, the defending champion, to the final. Flamengo owes its victory to striker Bruno Henrique, who scored the double in the 18th and 50th minutes.
Flamengo, the 2019 champion, won the first leg last Thursday at the famous Maracana stadium. The final will be held on November 27 at the Centenario Stadium in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. Palmeiras booked his ticket on Tuesday by drawing 1-1 with his compatriot Atlético Mineiro in the semi-final second leg to qualify for the final, taking advantage of the advantage of a goalless draw at home in the first leg.
It is noteworthy that for the first time since the establishment of this competition in 1960, three clubs from one country qualified for the semi-finals. In 1966, River Plate, Boca Juniors and Independiente of Argentina went to the final stage, but at that time the matches were played according to the group system and not by knockout.
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