Brazil's Fluminense joined surprise LDU Quito of Ecuador in the final of the 2008 Libertadores Cup when it scored three times in the
last 20 minutes to beat defending champion Boca Juniors of Argentina, 3-1, on Wednesday and win their semifinal series, 5-3.
scored a 25-yard free kick, Boca defender Hugo Ibarra
scored an own goal, and Dodo
put the game away with a goal in
The victory snapped a 45-year streak during which Boca had won 12 series against Brazilian teams.
On Tuesday, LDU played to a 0-0 tie with Mexico's Club America
that was enough to send it through to the final for the first time. The first leg ended in a 1-1 tie, so LDU won the series on the away goal.
America finished with nine players after
Carlos Alberto Sanchez
and Alejandro Arguello
were sent off.