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Paranaense win Copa Sudamericana after beating Junior on penalties

IANS  |  Curitiba (Brazil) 

Brazil's Atletico Paranaense won their first Copa Sudamericana title after beating Colombia's Junior 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out.

Paranaense midfielder converted the final penalty to secure the title at the here on Wednesday, after Junior's and failed to convert their shots, reports

The teams had remained tied 1-1 in regular time in the second leg of the final, repeating the scoreline of the first leg, played in Colombia's

The hosts were put ahead in the 27th minute by but eased up afterwards, and Junior's Gutierrez equalized with a close-range header on a corner in the 57th minute.

The visitors lost the chance to win in extra time when Jarlan Barrera missed a penalty in the 110th minute.

This is the first international title for Atletico Paranaense, a club which shot to fame for the first time in 2005 when it finished runners-up in the Copa Libertadores, losing to compatriots in the final.

Paranaense dominated the Copa Sudamericana from the beginning this year, beating Fluminense, Bahia, Caracas, and Newel's Old Boys en route to the title.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, December 13 2018. 14:22 IST
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