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Colombia's Junior reaches Copa Sudamericana final

Colombia's Junior Barranquilla will play Brazil's Atletico Paranaense in the final of the Copa Sudamericana

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 30, 2018 14:00 IST ]
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Colombia's Junior Barranquilla will play Brazil's Atletico Paranaense in the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

Playing at home on Thursday, Junior beat their countrymen of Santa Fe 1-0 and qualified. They had won the first leg 2-0.

Striker Teo Gutierrez scored the only goal of the match at 23 minutes.

Later Gutierrez and defender Gabriel Fuentes were sent off. Both will be absent in the first leg of the final.

Both Junior and Atletico are rookies in Copa Sudamericana finals.

Atletico Paranaense qualified on Wednesday with a 4-0 aggregate victory against Fluminense, also of Brazil.

Junior will host the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final in Northern Colombian city of Barranquilla on Dec.5.

The second match will take place in Curitiba, in Southern Brazil, one week later.

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