Flamengo miraculously advances in Libertadores Cup

13:28, April 23, 2010      

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Unable to secure their own fate on Wednesday in the Libertadores Cup, Flamengo needed a series of factors to come-to-pass on Thursday in order for the team to advance into the second phase of the continental tournament.

Nervously, the fans and the club alike watched closely the remaining games of the last round of the first phase of the tournament.

In their favor, Cerro-URU was only able to tie Emelec-ECU 0-0 and was eliminated from the tournament. Later, Racing-URU tied their opponent Cerro Porteno in a 0-0 score. Lastly, Internacional defeated Desportivo Quito-ECU by 3-0.

All three results were necessary in order for Flamengo to pass into the round of 16 of the Libertadores Cup.

With their qualification, Flamengo stands to face compatriots Corinthians who ended the first phase as having the best performance among all competitors.

The first leg of the Flamengo vs Corinthians series will take place in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracana stadium on April 28. Corinthians will host the decisive return leg on May 5.



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