Flamengo and Athletico Paranaense go head-to-head in the Copa Libertadores final at Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo in Guayaquil on Saturday evening (9pm, UK time).
The designated home team have won the competition twice with their most recent success coming in 2019 when they sensationally ran out 2-1 winners against River Plate.
As for Athletico Paranaense, they eliminated defending champions Palmeiras in the semi-finals to reach a second-ever final having finished runners-up to São Paulo in 2005.
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Confirmed Starting XI’s:
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After making their Copa return Athletico Paranaense was put in Group B with Libertad, The Strongest and Caracas subsequently finishing second though level on points with group winner Libertad who boasted a stronger goal-difference. Paranaense would immediately lock horns with Libertad in the round of 16, running out 3-2 winners on aggregate. They face Estudiantes next up, claiming a narrow 1-0 success, before registering a statement win, across two legs, against defending champions Palmeiras in the semi-finals.
Playing in their sixth consecutive Libertadores season Flamengo topped Group H — which featured Talleres, Universidad Católica and Sporting Cristal — winning five of their six games while scoring 15 goals and conceding six times. Flamengo was one of three clubs to finish the group phase unbeaten alongside Palmeiras and River Plate. Éverton Ribeiro, Gabriel Barbosa and Pedro finished as the Rubro-Negro‘s top scorers with three goals each though Pedro managed to net his across 162 minutes of playing time. Pedro would since bag nine goals in the knockout phase including four against Deportes Tolima in the last 16.
Scoreline prediction: Flamengo 3-1 Athletico Paranaense
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