Fluminense is proclaimed champion of the Taça Río

The fourth Carioca championship obtained by Fluminense occurred yesterday, after winning the final against their classic rival Flamengo, who is also the current Copa Libertadores champion by beating River Plate in that remembered final at the Monumental stadium in Lima. Fernando Pacheco, a Peruvian compatriot who is a member of the Brazilian team, entered the second half and was crucial in the penalty shootout.

After its resumption due to the controversies between President Bolsonaro and the local governors, Fluminense reached the semifinals of the championship thanks to obtaining the first place in his group. This put him face to face against Botafogo, a team that has Alexander Lecaros in its ranks. The match ended in a goalless draw and with the classification of «Flu», due to the victory in the first leg match by 3 to 0.

The opening of the scoreboard in the final was thanks to Gilberto, who beat Diego Alves with a header; However, Pedro would tie the score for Flamengo, and thus the game would end. In the penalty shootout, Fluminense was more effective and converted three of the five penalties executed, while the «Fla» ​​only two of the five. Peruvian winger Fernando Pacheco scored the last penalty kick with a missile that crashed into the crossbar and entered the goal. Then, Muriel, goalkeeper of the tricolor team, would stop Rafinha’s shot to achieve the championship.

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