Young Fluminense Fan Goes Through Complete Cycle of Emotions During Copa Libertadores Final: Video

Young Fluminense Fan Goes Through Complete Cycle of Emotions During Copa Libertadores Final: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Fluminense are the new champions of South America
  • A young fan of the club went through a rollercoaster of emotions during the final
  • The Brazilian club defeated Boca Juniors to win the trophy for the first time

A young Fluminense fan produced one of the most memorable moments in the 2023 Copa Libertadores final after going through a complete cycle of emotions following John Kennedy's winner against Boca Juniors.

The Brazilian club won their first-ever South American Champions League title after defeating the Argentine giants in an epic game at the Maracana on Saturday evening.

The game was full of drama as two players got sent off following 120 minutes of thrilling football.

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A young Fluminense fan celebrating the winner against Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores. Credit: @vcanedo
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Meanwhile, the moment that captured the attention of fans was when a young supporter of Fluminense went from praying to bursting into tears of joy within a minute.

In a video that has since gone viral on social media, the young fan eventually had to be comforted by her father, as supporters of Fluminense celebrated.

Meanwhile, the host took a first-half lead through German Cano but Luis AdvĂ­ncula of Boca Juniors forced the game into extra-time with his second-half equalizer.

The Brazilian side netted the winner in extra-time through Kennedy, who was sent off for a sent yellow card following his celebration with the fans, as reported by ESPN.

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Marcelo wins Copa Libertadores with Fluminense

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Real Madrid defender, Marcelo has won the Copa Libertadores, the South American version of the Champions League, after helping boyhood club Fluminense beat Boca Juniors in the final.

A John Kennedy extra-time winner decided a dramatic encounter at the Maracana, with two players including the goal scorer sent off.

Marcelo, who joined the Brazilian outfit after an illustrious career with Real Madrid and Olympiacos in Europe, added another silverware to his glamorous cabinet.

Marcelo makes UCL and Copa Libertadores comparison

Sports Brief also reported that former Real Madrid defender, Marcelo claims the Copa Libertadores is bigger than the UEFA Champions League after winning the competition with boyhood club, Fluminense.

The Brazilian left-back played a pivotal role as Fluminense defeated Boca Juniors 2-1 to win the South American version of the Champions League for the first time in their history.

John Kennedy netted an extra-time winner following a feisty encounter at the Maracana in Brazil.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.