Estudiantes Libertadores winners 2009
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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