Brazilian “Gremio” became the winner of the 57th Libertadores Cup – the main football tournament of South America.
In the group stage Gremio under the leadership of Renato Gaucho in company with the “Guarani”, “Deportes the Yixin” and “Zamora” scored 13 of 18 points and reached the 1/8 finals from the first place.
On the way to a third title the club from Porto Alegre have consistently beaten the Argentine “Godoy Cruz” (1:0 and 2:1), the Brazilian “Botafogo” (0:0 and 1:0), Ecuadorian Barcelona (3:0 and 0:1), and in the final twice against the Argentine, “Lanus” (1:0 and 2:1).
The victory in the first match of Gremio brought the only goal of the ex-defender of “Hertha” and “Wolfsburg” Cicero. In the second leg goals from Fernandinho and Luan Vieira before the break decided the fate of the title.
The owners of the Copa Libertadores in the “Gremio” are the following players: Marcelo GROHE, Edilson, geromel, Walter Kanneman, Bruno Cortez, Gilson, Arthur, Ramiro, Luan, Fernandinho, Lucas Barrios, Paulo Vitor, Leo Moura, Bresan, Michel, Cicero, Gaal and Everton.
An added bonus for “Gremio” was the ticket to the club world Cup. In December, the Brazilian club in the semi-final will play the winner of the “Guadalajara” (Mexico) — “Widad Casablanca” (Morocco).
The best player of the Libertadores Cup in 2017 was the forward of “Gremio” Luan Vieira, and scoring the race was won by 37-year-old forward of “Lanus” Jose sand, who scored nine goals.
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