Electrifying Flamengo Comeback in Extra Time Secures Second Libertadores Cup Title

Flamengo star Gabigol excelled at the death, with two last-gasp goals in three minutes, earning a second Libertadores title for Brazil's most popular soccer club.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first single-match final in the history of the Libertadores Cup ended with an epic 2-1 win for Flamengo over River Plate.

In Peru's capital, Lima, the Brazilians were losing 1-0 after a first half goal from Borré, and seemed heading for defeat until the final minutes of the second half, when Gabigol scored twice in three minutes, turning the game around and earning Flamengo its second Libertadores title--the first since 1981.

Thirty-eight years after becoming continental champions led by Zico, the red-and-black club once again lifted South . . .

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