Gremio wins Copa

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Sport -

Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina – Brazil’s Gremio won the pres­ti­gious Copa Lib­er­ta­dores for the third time in its his­tory with a 2-1 vic­tory at Ar­gentina’s Lanus on Wed­nes­day night.

Af­ter a 1-0 vic­tory in Porto Ale­gre last week, Gremio se­cured the South Amer­i­can crown with goals by mid­field­ers Fer­nand­inho at 28 min­utes and Luan at 45.

Lanus’ Jose Sand scored from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute.

The Brazil­ians also lifted the con­ti­nen­tal tro­phy in 1983 and 1995. Lanus, a club from Buenos Aires sub­urbs, was play­ing its first fi­nal in the tour­na­ment’s his­tory.

Gremio has been pro­lific, scor­ing 116 goals this year and hopes to ex­tend that run into the FIFA Club World Cup this month in Abu Dhabi.

As South Amer­i­can cham­pi­ons, Gremio will start that tour­na­ment in the semi­fi­nal, hop­ing for a likely fi­nal against UEFA Cham­pi­ons League win­ner Real Madrid.

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