πŸ†πŸ’ž Flamengo 2-1 River Plate: Classic Copa Libertadores Final reminds us that football is more than a game
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πŸ†πŸ’ž Flamengo 2-1 River Plate: Classic Copa Libertadores Final reminds us that football is more than a game

Flamengo's dramatic 2-1 win over River Plate in Peru on Saturday night delivered the Brazilian side their first Copa Libertadores win in 38 years and sent their fanatical followers into delirium.

In what is effectively the Champions League of South America, Flamengo came from behind with two stoppage-time goals from Gabriel "Gabigol" Barbosa, on loan from Inter Milan and still with a point to prove in Europe, to clinch continental glory.

There was even time for Flamengo's number 9 to be sent off in the fifth minute of stoppage time on an unforgettable evening in Peru's capital city. 

Fans of all ages could barely watch before Flamengo produced a remarkable comeback.

The scenes in the stadium were ones of unbridled joy and tears flowed when Flamengo clinched the win thanks to Gabigol's matchwinning exploits.

Tears of joy were replaced by broad smiles and wild celebration.

Flamengo's Twitter admin couldn't keep it together.

Spare a thought for the River Plate players and their fans.

Party time for a few Flamengo fans in Lisbon, Portugal. 

The streets of Rio de Janeiro. 

Congratulations to Flamengo, the new Champions of South America!

Back to the present, and there's English Premier League action tonight at Villa Park.

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