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Paranaense beat Fluminense to reach Copa Sudamericana finals

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Atletico Paranaense will face their first Copa Sudamericana final against Colombian rivals Junior or after beating Fluminense 2-0 at the

The comfortable victory of the team led by added to the one achieved with the same result three weeks ago at the here, reports news.

Nikao on Wednesday opened the scoring in the 4th minute after a serious error by Fluminense, and sealed their victory in the 54th minute.

Fluminense, who are going through a serious crisis and even risk relegation to the in the Brazilian League, never came close to the final, nor did they put their opponents in trouble.

Atletico Paranaense eliminated Bahia, Caracas, and Newell's Old Boys earlier in the season and will now face a Colombian side in the continental final.

And with this match, the semi-final was over. The visiting fans ended up chanting "oles" with each pass of their team in the Maracana.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 13:14 IST
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