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Boca buries Gremio by record margin in Libertadores Cup final
June 21st, 2007 7AM

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Juan Roman Riquelme scored two second-half goals as Boca Juniors beat Gremio, 2-0, in Porto Alegre on Wednesday to win the Libertadores Cup by an aggregate score of 5-0 -- the largest margin of victory in the 48-year history of the competition.

Riquelme, playing the final match for Boca under its loan agreement with Spain's Villarreal, scored eight goals during the competition. He scored with a long-range effort in the 69th minute and slotted home a rebound 12 minutes later.

It was the sixth time Boca have won the competition -- the fourth time in the last eight years. Only Argentine rival Independiente has won more titles with a record of seven.

Sao Paulo of Brazil in 2005 and Boca in 1978 won the Libertadores Cup final by a margin of four goals.

GAME SUMMARY:
June 20 in Porto Alegre
Gremio (Brazil) 0 Boca Juniors (Arg.) 2. Goals: Riquelme 69, 81.
Gremio -- Saja, Patricio, William, Teco (Schiavi, 35), Lucio, Diego, Lucas, Diego Souza, Tcheco (Amoroso, 45), Carlos Eduardo, Tuta (Everton, 71).
Boca Juniors -- Caranta, Ibarra, Diaz, Morel, Rodriguez, Ledesma, Banega (Orteman, 83), Cardozo (Battaglia, 60), Riquelme, Palacio (Bosselli, 88), Palermo.
Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia).
Att.: 45,000.
(Boca Juniors wins 5-0 on aggregate.)

LIBERTADORES CUP CHAMPIONS
1960 Penarol
1961 Penarol
1962 Santos
1963 Santos
1964 Independiente
1965 Independiente
1966 Penarol
1967 Racing Club
1968 Estudiantes
1969 Estudiantes
1970 Estudiantes
1971 Nacional
1972 Independiente
1973 Independiente
1974 Independiente
1975 Independiente
1976 Cruzeiro
1977 Boca Juniors
1978 Boca Juniors
1979 Olimpia
1980 Nacional
1981 Flamengo
1982 Penarol
1983 Gremio
1984 Independiente
1985 Argentinos Juniors
1986 River Plate
1987 Penarol
1988 Nacional
1989 Atletico Nacional
1990 Olimpia
1991 Colo Colo
1992 Sao Paulo
1993 Sao Paulo
1994 Velez Sarsfield
1995 Gremio
1996 River Plate
1997 Cruzeiro
1998 Vasco da Gama
1999 Palmeiras
2000 Boca Juniors
2001 Boca Juniors
2002 Olimpia
2003 Boca Juniors
2004 Once Caldas
2005 Sao Paulo
2006 Internacional
2007 Boca Juniors



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