Rio's Flamengo triumphed 3-1 over world club champions Gremio in the Group 2 semi-finals of the Libertadores cup in rio de Janeiro on July 6.
SV Flamengo (in red) almost score, but goalkeeper (Joao Marcos) saves shot as linesman looks on (2 shots)
SV Flamengo attack and Andrade scores first goal, followed by scoreboard (2 shots)
GV Flamengo attack, ball crosses into Gremio's penalty area. Flamengo forward heads over cross bar, photographers beside goalmouth (2 shots)
GV PAN Flamengo take free kick which Marcos fails to hold on to ball enabling Bebeto to score second goal. GV ZOOM TO CU scoreboard reading 2-0 (2 shots)
SV Flamengo in possession, Gremio intercept and attack Flamengo goal area but keeper saves shot
GV Flamengo attack and Bebeto scores third goal
SV Scoreboard shows 3-0
GV ZOOM SV Gremio substitute Guilherme scores from corner kick
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Background: Rio's Flamengo triumphed 3-1 over world club champions Gremio in the Group 2 semi-finals of the Libertadores cup in rio de Janeiro on July 6. More than 38,000 fans were in the Maracana Stadium to watch the match. They were rewarded with an outstanding performance from Flamengo's brilliant new striker Bebeto, who added two more goals to his personal tally. Gremio entered the match as group leader, but Flamengo, playing in red, took control early on and in the fourteenth minute the first goal came through Andrade. As the game progressed, Gremio tried to concentrate on defence, but Flamengo kept up the pressure, and after some close calls for the Gremio Keeper Joao Marcos, Flamengo struck again in the forty-third minute after a parried free kick let in Bebeto. In the second half Bebeto scored again, putting the result beyond doubt. However, Gremio managed to salvage some pride in the seventy-sixth minute when substitute Guilherme scored from a corner kick. The next match for both teams is against Venezuelan champions Ula Merida. If Flamengo and Gremio both win, they will meet again to decide the championship.