Fluminense wins Cerro Porteño again and advances to the quarterfinals of the Libertadores – Prime Time Zone


Fred scored the only goal of the match won 1-0 (in the aggregate 3-0); opponent in the quarterfinals will be Barcelona de Guayaquil

ALEXANDRE BRUM/FRAME/ESTADÃO CONTENTFred celebrates Fluminense’s winning goal

O Fluminense is classified for the quarter finals of the Liberators cup. In a late game of the round of 16 against the Cerro Porteño, the Rio team won 1-0 and advanced from the stage with the aggregate score of 3-0. The match at Maracanã had been postponed after coach Arce’s son died in a car accident. The first game was marked by VAR controversy that culminated in the removal of the refereeing team, but even so Tricolor das Laranjeiras ended with a 2-0 victory and the result was maintained. In this Tuesday’s match, Cerro had more opportunities and created chances for the goal, but the submissions with danger were few. Fluminense’s goal came in the 24th minute with Fred, from a penalty. In the first minute of the game, Nenê had also hit the net, but the referee canceled the move due to irregularity. The quarterfinal clashes have already been defined and the Cariocas face Barcelona de Guayaquil on August 12th and 19th.