Originally posted by spurs73
did they play just to defend the lead? always a bad idea in my books, when teams with a 1st leg lead sit back in the 2nd leg.
They probably thought America was already dead and the game was just going to be a formality. Flamengo was partying the recent title for the whole week, they made tons of goodbye cerymonies for their coach... they just forgot that they still would have to play America.
The fans were very confident in winning the title (Flamengo only won Libertadores once in 1981, lead by Zico). To lose like that is just a tragedy. But I think they deserved for not being focused in this game.
America's goalkeeper had two great saves, but that is all. Flamengo was poor atacking and ridiculous defending (you dont suffer a goal in a counter-attack when you have such a big advantage). And, of course, America played very well.