Deyverson Comes off The Bench to Deliver the Libertadores Championship to Palmeiras

Striker scored in overtime and São Paulo team defeated Flamengo in the final

Deyverson, 30, spent more than a year in Spain, where he worked on loan from Getafe and Alavés. But he played little.

When he posted a photo to his Instagram account, most of the comments had basically the same message: "Come back to Palmeiras!"

He returned, and on Saturday (27), in Montevideo, he scored one of the most important goals in the history of the São Paulo club.

At 4 minutes into the first half of overtime, he delivered Palmeiras the Libertadores title. He took advantage of Andreas Pereira's failure and, with a sure touch, decided the final.

It was enough for the team from São Paulo to defeat Flamengo by 2-1 at the Centenário stadium.

It is the third title of Palmeiras in the tournament. I had already won it in 1999 and 2020. The consecutive two-fold marks the first time that a Brazilian team has won the Libertadores in two consecutive years since São Paulo, in 1992 and 1993.

With the three-time championship, the Alviverde team is equal to São Paulo, Santos and Grêmio as the biggest winner in the country in the most important South American competition.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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