Argentina’s main sports newspaper, “Olé” brought a pun as its headline for Boca Juniors’ runner-up in the Conmebol Libertadores Cup. “Maracabou”, highlighted the diary on the cover this Sunday, given the Xeneizes’ 2-1 defeat to Fluminense, in the final played at Maracanã, on Saturday. The Argentine club was looking for its seventh title in the competition.
Boca Juniors x Fluminense – Best Moments
– Boca tried hard and overcame a difficult start. But, when Advíncula drew, they didn’t take advantage of the favorable moment and ended up losing 2-1. Sétima’s dream was interrupted at Maracanã – points out “Olé”.
Better in the game, Fluminense took the lead with a goal from Cano in the first half. Advíncula played a good individual game and tied in the second half. The match went into extra time, and John Kennedy, with a great goal from distance, gave Tricolor the unprecedented title.
Six-time winners of the tournament, Boca Juniors aimed to equal Independiente, the biggest champion of the Libertadores, with seven titles. The last trophy in the competition won by the Xeneizes was in 2007, against Grêmio. Since then, the Argentine club has been runner-up on three occasions: 2012 (against Corinthians), 2018 (River Plate) and 2023 (Fluminense).