30/11/2017 Sports

Gremio is the new Champion of the Liberators of America Cup

Lanús of Argentina received Gremio of Brazil with the obligation of reversing the 1-0 defeat of the first leg, in Porto Alegre, but the Brazilians won tonight 2-1 to be crowned for the third time champion of the most important football competition In America.

GREMIO LANUS LIBERTADORES FOOTBALL
GREMIO LANUS LIBERTADORES FOOTBALL
 

Ale Santa Cruz/Telam Via Ulan/LANA

 

A play executed impeccably by Marquinhos gave the visitor advantage in the minute 26 'and put justice in the result because the visitor was superior.

Gremio exhibited hierarchy, led by Arthur's class, and dominated the game. In 42 ', a magnificent personal move by Luan, which resolved with category against Andrada, put the 2-0.

In the second half in the 26th minute, Jailson committed a penalty to Lautaro Acosta and Pepe Sand put the 1-2.

 

GREMIO LANUS LIBERTADORES FOOTBALL
GREMIO LANUS LIBERTADORES FOOTBALL
 

Ale Santa Cruz/Telam Via Ulan/LANA

 
 

The painting by Renato Gaúcho, who managed to become the first Brazilian to be crowned champion as a player and coach of his team, was superior in the series and was an undisputed champion.

Gremio had conquered the trophy in 1983, defeating Peñarol of Montevideo (1-1 and 2-1) and in 1995, Atlético Nacioanl of Colombia (1-1 and 3-1).

 

GREMIO LANUS LIBERTADORES FOOTBALL
GREMIO LANUS LIBERTADORES FOOTBALL
 

Ale Santa Cruz/Telam Via Ulan/LANA

 
 

The game was played at the "Néstor Díaz Pérez" stadium, better known as "La Fortaleza", from 20.45, with Paraguayan referee Enrique Cáceres and televised by the Fox Sports signal.

It was the 14th final starring Argentines and Brazilians and the record is led by the national teams with nine wins against five from the neighboring country.