Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Corinthians are South America Champions

Corinthians won the Copa Libertadores for the first time in their history, thanks to the 2 goals scored by Emerson Sheik. Corinthians scored the 2 goals in the second half, but they dominated the possession of the match, and were the most aggressive, and so they deserved to win the match. In the first half Corinthians had much more chances than Boca Juniors, but the managed to hold them off, and enter the half-time talk in a nil-nil score. But the 33-year old striker, open the score with a half-volley after he received a pass from Danilo. Boca Juniors were unfortunate to substitute their regular goalkeeper due to injury at the 60th minute, after claiming a knee injury. Emerson and Paulinho were the dominant figures in  the pitch for Corinthians as they looked always dangerous and to create space and chances. The first goal came from a free-kick by Alex, with the ball had a flick, before ending in the feet of Danilo, who passed it to Emerson and he scored with a half-volley. Then Emerson scored the second goal when he took advantage from a mistake by Rolando Schiavi, ran half the pitch and with a one-on-one with the keeper he slotted home.

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