Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo Wins Copa Libertadores Debut

Gabriel Barbosa had the game's only goal as Flamengo overcame the high altitude in Bolivia to beat San José 1-0 in the Copa Libertadores group stage.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A stellar performance from goalkeeper Diego Alves and a clutch goal from Gabriel Barbosa helped Flamengo overcome the high altitude and hostile conditions to beat San José 1-0 in the Rubro-Negra's debut match in the 2019 Copa Libertadores group stage.

Tuesday's match took place in Oruro, Bolivia, the city with the highest altitude in the Libertadores tournament at 3 . . .

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