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Fluminense beats Cerro Porteño and guarantees qualification in the Libertadores
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This Thursday, the 16th, Fluminense beat Cerro Porteño, by the score of 2 to 1, and guaranteed a place in the round of 16 of the Libertadores

This Thursday, the 16th, the Fluminense received the Cerro Porteñoin a match valid for the fifth round of the group stage of Libertadores. Counting on the opponent's expulsion in the second stage, Tricolor Carioca won, by a score of 2 to 1, and guaranteed their place in the round of 16 of the continental competition.

The game started very busy, with a disallowed goal from Germán Cano, just four minutes long. The Argentine took advantage of a deflection Arias and sent it into the back of the goal, but the number 14's position was irregular. However, this was not a big problem for Fluminense, who opened the scoring, at 15', with a great goal from Marcelowho took the ball to his right foot and sent a beautiful shot into the corner.

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Tricolor's advantage was short-lived, as Cerro Porteño soon managed to draw with Vierawhich took advantage of the crossing of Piris da Mottaex-steering wheelFlamengo. Afterwards, taking advantage of the spaces provided by Fluminense's defense, the Paraguayan team turned the result around with Churinformer strikerGuild, but the goal was disallowed due to an offside position. Interval! 1 to 1.

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In the second stage, Fluminense went for the winning goal at all costs, but showed some difficulty in getting past the Paraguayan defense. Until, at 25 minutes, Goose was knocked down near the area, Baez received a second yellow and was sent off. Thus, more spaces opened up for the Rio club's attack.

Fluminense and Cerro Porteño played a hard-fought game (Credit: Getty Images)
Fluminense and Cerro Porteño played a hard-fought game (Credit: Getty Images)

At 29', Guga He found a beautiful cross for Ganso, who invaded the area and headed with skill to put Fluminense in front. Even with one down, Cerro looked for the equalizer, but failed and the victory went to Flu. End of the game! 2 to 1.


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