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Flamengo repeat Pele’s Santos by winning Serie A-Libertadores double
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Flamengo repeat Pele’s Santos by winning Serie A-Libertadores double

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Rio De Janeiro, Nov 25 : Flamengo secured their sixth Brazilian Serie A title on Sunday, less than 24 hours after being crowned Copa Libertadores champions.

Gremio's 2-1 away victory over last year's champions Palmeiras meant that Flamengo have an insurmountable 13-point lead with four games left.

It is Flamengo's first top flight title since 2009, earning them a berth in next year's Brazilian Super Cup against Copa do Brasil champions Athletico Paranaense.

On Saturday, two late goals from striker Gabriel Barbosa gave Flamengo a 2-1 victory over Argentina's River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final in Peruvian capital Lima.

Not since Pele's Santos in 1963 has a team won both the Copa Libertadores and Brazilian Serie A in the same year.

Flamengo will represent South America at the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar next month. (XINHUA)