Flamengo lift Copa Libertadores with last-gasp River Plate win

  • Sunday 24, November 2019 08:59 AM
  • Flamengo lift Copa Libertadores with last-gasp River Plate win
Sharjah24- Reuters: Brazilian club Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores in the most dramatic fashion as they came from behind to beat defending champions River Plate 2-1 with two late goals from Gabriel Barbosa on Saturday.
River took the lead through Rafael Borre after 14 minutes and looked to be cruising to their fifth Libertadores triumph.

However, Barbosa, the prolific striker nicknamed Gabigol, tapped in from close range with a minute left and then rifled home from 15 metres to secure victory in an astonishing finale.

Barbosa was sent off seconds before the final whistle after a fracas that followed a red card for River's Exequiel Palacios.