Jul 16, 2009

Estudiantes wins Libertadores Cup

Estudiantes de La Plata from Argentina is the new champion of Libertadores Cup. They had a great victory against Cruzeiro in their own stadium in Belo Horizonte.

Not only it was a great victory, but Estudiantes also had to come from behind in the match. Cruzeiro scored the first goal, but later in the game Estudiantes came back and scored two goals. The final result was 2-1.

The 1st half was very tight, none of the teams could score a goal, the result at halftime was 0-0, and everybody was expecting a thrilling 2nd half, and it was very exciting indeed.

The first goal of Cruzeiro (Henrique, 51 min) put things very complicated for Estudiantes. Cruzeiro fans in the stadium went crazy with that goal, and it looked very difficult for Estudiantes to do something about it.

But Estudiantes was able to level things up very quickly with a goal five minutes later (Gastón Fernandez, 56 min). The match turned out to be very interesting from that moment. The tie 1-1 was a very uncertain result for both teams. Anything could happen.

Later in the 2nd half Estudiantes scored the 2nd goal (Mauro Boselli, 72 min), and about 4000 Argentinian fans who attended the game went crazy.

From that moment, there were about 20 minutes left in the game. Cruzeiro tried to score and they came close, but Estudiantes was able to keep the victory which was very dramatic.

This is the 4th time in their history that Estudiantes is able to win the Libertadores Cup. They've got the Cup 3 times in a row about 40 years ago. That was back in 1968, 1969 & 1970. They had to wait 39 years in order to win the Cup again with this victory against Cruzeiro.

With this victory, Estudiantes has also made it to the Soccer Teams World Championship to be celebrated in December 2009 in Dubai. They will have to compete against other great teams, including Barcelona FC. We will be looking forward to this competition. We will see if Estudiantes is able to beat Barcelona, it´s going to be very interesting.

Good for Estudiantes, it was an amazing victory. They came from behind in the game in Belo Horizonte, the home of Cruzeiro, and we all know that Cruzeiro is almost unbeatable in their own stadium.

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