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Corinthians win 1st Copa Libertadores

07-06-2012 10:31 BJT

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With a win, Boca Juniors would match fellow-Argentine side Independiente as the most successful club in South American history. Their opponents on the night, Brazilian side Corinthians, were also looking to make a little bit of history and lift a first continental title in franchise history.

And the Corinthians supporters fired up in Sao Paulo as they looked for their side to deny Boca Juniors their seventh continental title.

Brazil's Corinthians' capitain Alessandro holds the trophy after winning the 2012
Copa Libertadores 2nd leg final match against Argentina's Boca Juniors at the Pacaembu
stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 4. The Corinthians prevailed 3-1 on aggregate
as the two teams drew the first leg 1-1 in Buenos Aires last month. (AFP Photo/)

After a scoreless first half, the Brazilians broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute. Alex delivered a freekick which caused confusion in the Boca defence, Danilo protected the ball under control, delicately backheeled to Emerson, who found space and fired it into back of the net.

A great display of skill, giving Corinthians the lead.

And Corinthians would take control of this match in the 72nd minute. A poor pass from Boca’s Rolando Schiavi allowed Emerson to intercept...and the striker sped in on goal at lightning speed before finishing off with a rifle of a low shot into the corner of the net.

And Corinthians, would hold off their Argentine opponents the rest of the way to take the 2-nil win, 3-1 on aggregate to claim the Copa Libertadores crown for the first time in franchise history.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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