Flamengo extend victorious run, claim revived Brazilian Supercup with win over Athletico Paranaense

The victory continued what has been Flamengo's sensational run which includes the Serie A and Copa Libertadores titles

Reuters February 17, 2020 09:35:49 IST
Flamengo extend victorious run, claim revived Brazilian Supercup with win over Athletico Paranaense
  • Flamengo won their first trophy of 2020 when they comprehensively beat Athletico Paranaense 3-0 to lift the Brazilian Supercup

  • The title, contested between the previous year’s first division champions and the Brazilian Cup winners, was revived this year after a hiatus of almost three decades.

  • Strike pair Bruno Henrique and Gabriel Barbosa and Giorgian De Arrascaeta found their name on the scoresheet

Brasilia: Flamengo won their first trophy of 2020 on Sunday when they comprehensively beat Athletico Paranaense 3-0 to lift the Brazilian Supercup.

Flamengo extend victorious run claim revived Brazilian Supercup with win over Athletico Paranaense

Flamengo players and coaching and support staff pose with Brazilian Supercup. Image courtesy: Twitter @Flamengo

The title, contested between the previous year’s first division champions and the Brazilian Cup winners, was revived this year after a hiatus of almost three decades.

Strike pair Bruno Henrique and Gabriel Barbosa scored in the 15th and 29th minutes to put Flamengo 2-0 up at halftime, before Uruguayan Giorgian De Arrascaeta made it three midway through the second half.

The victory continued what has been a sensational run by the Rio de Janeiro club, who won the Serie A and Copa Libertadores titles in November and are through to next weekend’s final of the Guanabara Cup in Rio de Janeiro’s state championship.

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