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Sao Paulo is champion of the U-20 Copa Libertadores

Sao Paulo is champion of the U-20 Copa Libertadores

Sao Paulo won the U-20 Copa Libertadores after defeating Liverpool of Uruguay by one goal.

The winning goal was scored by Lucas Fernandez who was set up nicely by Luiz Araujo and David Neres. That was all that was needed for the Tricolor Paulista to take the crown to their country much to the delight of their many fans.

President Alejandro Dominguez W-S, presented the medals to the finalists and the trophy to the champions. He said he was "very happy to see so many young people who demonstrated their talents in this tournament, which I say was successful."

The team from Morumbi is the third champion of the tournament, which was held earlier on two occasions, in 2011 and 2012.

Thus, the powerful Sao Paulo adds a U-20 Copa Libertadores to its trophy showcase.

Teams:

Liverpool:

Rodrigo Rodríguez, Facundo Mallo, Pablo González, Juan Ramírez, John Pintos, Santiago Laport, Cristian Sención, Sebastián Peluffo, Lautaro de Amores, Emanuel Machado and Nicolás de la Cruz.

Subs: Carlos Lentinelly, Ignacio Pintos, Óscar Cáceres, Matías Torres, Juan Pereyra, Damián Cao, Jonathan Silveira, Emanuel González and Enzo Romero.

Sao Paulo:

Lucas Perri, Foguete, Iago Maidana, Lucas Kal, Inacio, Artur, Benguele, Lucas Fernandes, David Neres, Luiz Araujo and Pedro.

Subs: Lucas Paez, Felipe Araruna, Matías Queiroz, Jeferson, Murillo, Shaylon, Paulo Henrique and Gabriel.

 

Cortuluá gets bronze

Colombian club Cortuluá took the third place at the U-20 Copa Libertadores after winning by the slightest difference against Lanús.

Duvan Ramirez scored the only goal of the match with three minutes remaining in the first half.

Teams:

Cortuluá:

Daniel Rodríguez, Jonis López, Juan Carabali, Juan Bolaños, Jeison Angulo, Luis Caicedo, Kevin Rojas, Juan Valencia, Duvan Ramírez, Óscar Camilo and Heisen Izquierdo.

Subs: Manuel Arias, Milton Palacios, Andrés Escobar, José Palacios, Víctor Buritica, Yeison Moreno, Neider Batalla, Juan Millán and Duvan Sevillano.

Lanús:

Alan González, Exequiel Ibarra, Enzo Pare, Enzo Ortiz, Axel Ochoa, Gastón Lodico, Sebastián Herrera, Gabriel Ramírez, Pablo Argañaraz, Damián Moreno, Cristian Ramírez.

Subs: Pablo Fernández, Matías Nani, Jorge Cáceres, Gonzalo Gaglivo, Julián Bartolo, Denis Martínez, Matías González and Gabriel Carrasco.

Yellow cards: Pablo Argañaraz, Heisen Izquierdo, Yeison Moreno, Juan Carabali (Cortuluá); Ezequiel Ibarra, Gabriel Ramírez, Julián Bartolo (Lanús). 

Red cards: Julián Bartolo (Lanús).

Under-20 Copa Libertadores:

Champion: Sao Paulo

2nd place: Liverpool

3rd place: Cortuluá

4th place: Lanús

Top goal scorer: Luiz Araujo

Fair Play trophy: Cortuluá

 

 

 

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Photos: Néstor E. Soto