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Felipe Vizeu strike earns Flamengo advantage over Junior in Copa Sudamericana semis

Felipe Vizeu strike earns Flamengo advantage over Junior in Copa Sudamericana semis
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November 24
08:182017

Felipe Vizeu of Brazil's Flamengo celebrates his goal during a Copa Sudamericana soccer match against Colombia's Junior at Maracana stadium.

| AP RIO DE JANE IRO: A stunning late strike from Felipe Vizeu gave Brazilian football giants Flamengo a 2-1 victory over Colombia's Junior in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana semi-final here.

Colombia international striker Teofilo Gutierrez opened the scoring in the 21st minute by tapping in at the far post after a Yony Gonzalez cross on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Vizeu sent the partisan crowd at the Maracana Stadium into raptures when he latched onto a Willian Arao header with a sublime volley that left goalkeeper Sebastian Viera with no chance.

For Flamengo, the result was soured by a suspected collarbone injury that forced goalkeeper Diego Alves off the pitch in the 20th minute.

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