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Fluminense forward Wellington Nem sets sights on Copa Libertadores

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Barely had the title celebrations began when Fluminense striker Wellington Nem outlined the club's goal for next season. The 3-2 victory on Sunday over Palmeiras confirmed the Rio giants as champions of Brazil for the second time in three years, but the forward was already looking ahead to bigger challenges. 

Fluminense have never won the Copa Libertadores and Nem wants to put that right next season. He told Globo Esporte: "God willing we will be champions. The Libertadores is the only title missing."

The 20-year-old has been in fantastic form this season, after spending last year on loan at Figueirense, and added that this "was a very important title for me."

The only sour note of the day came when Nem fell awkwardly and dislocated his right elbow. He will be out of action for a few weeks but hopes to be back for the final game of the season. 

"I was sorry to leave the game. I was full of pain in the locker room and still saw Palmeiras tie the game. But I had trust in my colleagues and in victory. Ten days out and I'll be back against Vasco in final league game," he added.

 
 

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