Fluminense to face Boca Juniors in the quarter-finals after beating Inter in Rio
Fluminense will take on Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals after coming from behind to beat Internacional 2-1 at the Engenhão on Thursday night.
The Tricolor played out a goalless draw with Inter in the first leg of the last-16 over a fortnight ago but in the return leg, both sides were forced to attack.
It was the highly talented Leandro Damião who put the Colorado ahead after just 13 minutes of play, finishing with a well-placed strike from the edge of the box.
But the Porto Alegre side's lead lasted no more than two minutes, as Leandro Euzébio equalised by scoring a header inside the area from Thiago Neves in swinging free-kick
Seconds before half-time, Thiago Neves whipped in another free-kick, but this time he picked out Fred, who made no mistake heading home at the near post.
Internacional put Fluminense on the back foot for the majority of the second-half, but the Rio side held out to book another tie with group stage rivals Boca Juniors.
FLUMINENSE: Diego Cavalieri; Bruno, Gum, Leandro Euzébio, Carlinhos; Edinho, Jean, Deco (Valencia), Thiago Neves; Rafael Sobis (Marcos Júnior), Fred (Rafael Moura)
INTERNACIONAL: Muriel; Nei, Rodrigo Moledo, Índio, Fabrício; Sandro Silva, Guiñazu (Dagoberto), Tinga (Jô), Dátolo (Jajá); Oscar, Leandro Damião