Bruno Henrique again scored two goals for the yellows. The ‘Fla’ will dispute the title against Palmeiras in Montevideo.
Barcelona SC had an impossible mission against Flamengo. In a match played this Wednesday at the Monumental Banco Pichincha stadium, the Brazilian team eliminated the current champion of Ecuador by a 4-0 aggregate and qualified for the only final of the Copa Libertadores-2021 against the reigning champion Palmeiras.
The top scorer in the series was the attacker Bruno Henrique who again scored a double at 17 and 49 minutes of the match that was played at the Monumental stadium, owned by the ‘canaries’.
The left-handed striker repeated the dose that he contributed in the first leg match for the 2-0 victory in Rio, the previous week at Maracana.
Although Barcelona SC ignited some scares in the vulnerable visitors’ defense, Mengao confirmed their offensive power and smothered any pressure to reach the final cup on November 27 in Montevideo against Verdao with goals.
The initial disadvantage forced the Ecuadorian idol to seek to discount from the beginning of the lawsuit and for this he recharged the attacks by the right hand with the off-hooks of Byron Castillo.
The rojinegro was ordered behind the line of the ball to liquidate with his lethal weapon: the counterattack.
He forgave and regretted it
When the local knew to take possession of the possession and began to activate danger near the rival area, the ‘Fla’ suffered the loss of defender David Luiz due to injury, before the initial ten.
While the replacement Gustavo Henrique settled down, the bullfighters shook the visiting goal, but just like a week ago, the efficient Diego Alves once again emerged as a figure.
The goalkeeper drowned out at least three goal calls in the first stage, before clear shots on goal from Mario Pineida, Emmanuel Martínez or Gonzalo Mastriani.
The Canarian team forgave and the powerful carioca under the command of strategist Renato Gaúcho was lethal against it.
Willian Arão recovered in midfield and passed to generator Éverton Ribeiro, who gave a millimeter pass into the void for Bruno Henrique, who dipped, eluded goalkeeper Javier Burrai to finish off the visitor’s 1-0 at 17 minutes.
The scoreboard then was lapidary for the Ecuadorians, forcing them to score four goals to overcome the series in their favor.
Wounded, the local came out angry for the tie and had it at the feet of Pineida and the Argentine Martinez, but Alves stopped everything.
A pure touch
The rojinegro began to defend with what he knows best, the control and circulation of the ball and when he encouraged himself, he put goalkeeper Burrai in trouble.
For the second half, the local helmsman Fabián Bustos, joined the talented Damián Díaz to have more gestation before the verticality and vertigo that he evidenced in the first half.
But Flamengo confirmed his potential and class. She elaborated a play that registered 13 previous stops until reuniting the two partners of the initial goal, Ribeiro and Bruno Henrique, who was ready to push her to the front of the goal for the 2-0 at 49 minutes of play.
With an eternity to dispute, the idol of the Shipyard searched unsuccessfully for the honor.
The Ecuadorian champion completed an outstanding campaign in which he surpassed linajudos such as former champions Boca Juniors, Santos, Vélez Sarsfield and then Fluminense, who fell in the Guayaquil fort.
The ‘rubronegro’ confirmed his undefeated condition in 12 presentations in this edition of the Cup, with 32 goals in favor and only 12 against.
Flamengo will go to Montevideo, where on November 27 he will seek his third continental crown (held in 1981 and 2019) against Palmeiras. (D)