Copa Libertadores final descends into CHAOS as Fluminese's John Kennedy is sent off for jumping into crowd to celebrate, before Boca Juniors' Frank Fabra sees red for SLAPPING player

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  • Violent scenes played retired successful nan streets of Rio de Janeiro connected nan eve of nan game
  • Saturday's last besides proved chaotic, pinch a subordinate from each squad sent off
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By Oliver Salt For Dailymail.Com

Published: 19:32 EDT, 4 November 2023 | Updated: 19:42 EDT, 4 November 2023

Fluminese and Boca Juniors were some reduced to 10 men arsenic tempers and emotions flared successful a memorable Copa Libertadores last connected Saturday night. 

John Kennedy, a 21-year-old striker pinch galore ups and downs successful his short career, scored nan winning extremity successful extra-time to springiness Brazil's Fluminense its maiden title against Argentine broadside Boca. 

Yet conscionable moments aft netting nan 2nd successful their 2-1 triumph astatine Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium, which saw his powerful volley from nan separator of nan container alert past nan near area of goalkeeper Sergio Romero, Kennedy was sent disconnected for a 2nd yellowish paper aft jumping into nan crowd to observe his eventual winner.


The 21-year-old jumped complete nan obstruction astatine nan broadside of nan section and sprinted into nan crowd to clasp Fluminese supporters, only to person his marching orders upon returning to nan game.

Soon after, Boca were besides reduced to 10 men erstwhile near backmost Frank Fabra saw reddish for slapping an force successful nan closing stages of extra-time.

You should always, ever watch nan Copa Libertadores final.

A youngfella called John Kennedy has conscionable scored this rasper to springiness Fluminense a 2-1 lead complete Boca Juniors successful other time. Then instantly received a 2nd yellowish for celebrating pinch fans. pic.twitter.com/BVyfaFawbD

— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) November 4, 2023

Fluminese and Boca Juniors were some reduced to 10 men successful a memorable Copa Libertadores final, pinch striker John Kennedy shown a 2nd yellowish for jumping into nan crowd (pictured)

Left backmost Frank Fabra saw reddish for slapping an force successful nan closing stages of extra-time

Boca were playing for their seventh title successful nan tournament, but its tens of thousands of fans successful Rio saw their hopes momentarily vessel aft their countryman Germán Cano opened nan scoring for Fluminese successful nan 36th infinitesimal aft a debased transverse from Keno.

The 35-year-old Cano netted 81 goals for nan Rio-based nine successful 125 matches successful nan past 2 years.

Boca mislaid immoderate momentum, but managed to equalize successful nan 72nd infinitesimal pinch a powerful changeable by Luis Advincula from nan separator of nan box, a extremity allowed Argentinian fans erstwhile much to dream of nan title, counting connected Romero's awesome punishment redeeming skills.

Eight minutes later, Kennedy stepped in. His extremity successful other clip came arsenic Fluminense pushed forward, knowing a punishment shootout could make nan last spell Boca's way.

The striker, who first appeared astatine nan Rio nine successful 2021, struggled to get a starting position past year. He was loaned to a mini nine that was relegated successful nan Sao Paulo authorities league, and returned to Fluminense only months ago.

Saturday's chaotic last came connected nan backmost of convulsive scenes which played retired successful nan streets of Rio de Janeiro connected nan eve of nan game.

Fluminense ultras fought pinch constabulary successful Rio de Janeiro up of nan Libertadores showdown pinch Boca, pinch cops forced to deterioration afloat riot cogwheel arsenic they were attacked by nan ultras who were not sighted successful nan footage.


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