Estudiantes Libertadores winners 2009

July 16, 2009 at 00:07 4 comments

Estudiantes celebrate in the Minerão

Estudiantes celebrate in the Minerão

Brazilian team, Cruzeiro, contrived to lose 1-2 at home to Argentina’s Estudiantes in the second leg of the Libertadores and left the estádio Mineiro in tears. 0-0 from the first leg in Argentina, Cruzeiro were favourites to lift the trophy. Things looked on course when Henrique scored in the second-period. But goals from Gastón Fernández and Mauro Boselli meant South America’s most prestigious title was heading south to Argentina yet again. The win was a personal triumph for ex Manchester United man, Juan Sebastián Verón, whose career has been written off when he rejoined his old side.

This is the second year in a row that a Brazilian side has blown the second leg on home soil. Last season, Fluminense were thwarted by Ecuador’s LDU in the Maracanã.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. robdog  |  July 16, 2009 at 03:28

    Hey pitacodogringo, don’t forget that Juan Sebastián Verón played w/ Chelsea too 😉 I believe he was Roman A’s first big signing.

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  • 2. Daniel  |  July 17, 2009 at 17:56

    Didnt have much of an impact though aye Rob!

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  • 3. Martin  |  July 21, 2009 at 21:50

    I was surprised Cruzeiro lost the Libertadores, especially playing at home. But to my eyes the referee allowing a lot of physical play ended up helping Estudiantes who used their physicalness to put Cruzeiro off their game. Note how Wagner was hit early on which effetcively took him out of the game before he eventually left the game after an hour with an injured ankle. The same applied to Ramires and Wellington Paulista. Of Crzueiro’s attacking players only Kleber showed some spirit but he was forced to receive the ball too far away from goal to be effective. Estudiantes had a good game plan and they faithfully stuck to that and took Cruzeiro out of their comfort zone.

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  • 4. On The Road To Find Out - Dead End Dreamer  |  July 31, 2009 at 00:30

    […] the end I watched it in a pub surrounded by Atletico Mineiro fans and we cheered for Estudiantes, who eventually won. This was a bit of a shame as the party atmosphere that had been pulsing through BH all day had now […]

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