Liverpool wins Club World Cup for first time after defeating Flamengo

Liverpool wins Club World Cup for first time after defeating Flamengo

A last-minute extra-time goal by Roberto Firmino secured Liverpool's first-ever win at the Club World Cup at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday.

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The Club World Cup pits each of the world's continent's top clubs against each other. Liverpool is the second English club team to win after Manchester United one in 2008.

Briefly.co.za learned that Juergen Klopp's team defeated the Brazillian club, Flamengo. The irony being that Firmino, a Brazillian scored the winning goal for Liverpool.

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13,000 fans travelled from Brazil to cheer on Flamengo. The game was an even match between the Brazillian and English teams according to enca.com.

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The deadlock resulted in 30 minutes of extra-time and the match ran the risk of ending in a penalty shoot-out but the matter was settled when Liverpool pulled off a successful counter-attack resulting in Firmino's match-winning goal.

In other news, Briefly.co.za learned that South Africa's George Lebese signed a contract with US-based club the Switchbacks.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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