Corinthians wins Copa Libertadores for 1st time
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian club Corinthians won its first Copa Libertadores title on Wednesday, beating six-time champion Boca Juniors 2-0 to win Latin America's most important club competition 3-1 on aggregate.
Corinthians earned a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Argentina last week after a late goal at the La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, and lifted the trophy unbeaten after 14 matches.
Boca Juniors was playing in its 10th final and was trying to tie fellow Argentine team Independiente as the most successful club in the Copa Libertadores.
Emerson opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a shot from close range after a free kick cross into the Boca Juniors area, then sealed the victory in a breakaway in the 72nd, entering the box and sending a low shot into the far corner.
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