Internacional triumph in Sul-Americana

December 4, 2008 at 08:10 1 comment

Crying, sweating, Internacional!

Crying, sweating, Internacional!

Internacional became the first Brazilian side to win the Copa Sul-Americana after they beat Argentina’s Estudiantes 2-1 on aggregate.

Inter were the first Brazilian finalists in the tournament and also the first club in Brazil to have won all the international competitions currently running i.e. the Libertadores, the World Club Championship, the Recopa and now the Sul-Americana. However, the Porto Alegre side are not the first to pull this off. Argentina’s Boca Juniors (who else?) beat Inter to it.

Internacional broke another record after becoming the first outfit to win the trophy unbeaten (ten games, 5 wins, 5 draws).

The Sul-Americana has only been around since 2002 and is still considered by many in Brazil as something of an irrelevance. TV Globo, Brazil’s biggest broadcaster, did not think that the competition was important enough to disrupt their schedule and show the first leg last week. But with Inter in with a great chance of glory, Globo aired the return game live.

See Wednesday’s goals here

The Beira-Rio side have one game remaining in their domestic programme: an away match at relegation-threatened Figueirense.


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