River Plate led Flamengo 1-0 for 75 minutes until Flamengo's Gabriel Barbosa scored in the 89th minute and three minutes into stoppage time to hand the Brazilian club a 2-1 win
for its second Copa Libertadores title and first since 1981. This year's final, the first in tournament history not use the two-leg format, took place in Lima, Peru. Last year, River Plate beat Boca
Juniors 5-3 on aggregate thanks to a 3-1 second-leg win in Madrid, which hosted because pre-game fan violence forced the cancellation of the second leg that was to be hosted by River Plate.