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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Flamengo's defense of their Copa Libertadores title has ended at the last 16 stage after the Brazilian giants crashed out on penalties at the hands of Argentine outfit Racing.

The Rio de Janeiro team came into Tuesday night's second leg level at 1-1 following the first match in Buenos Aires, but another draw by the same scoreline at the Maracanã took the tie to spot-kicks, where Racing prevailed 5-3.

The match only went to penalties after a last gasp leveller in normal time from the home side's Willian Ar . . .

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