Football: Atletico Nacional Win Copa Libertadores

Football: Atletico Nacional win Copa Libertadores

MEDELLMN, Colombia, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th july,2016) - Colombian giants Atletico Nacional won the Copa Libertadores for only the second time in their history on Wednesday after a 1-0 victory over Ecuadoran minnows Independiente del Valle secured a 2-1 aggregate triumph. Newly acquired striker Miguel Bora was the hero for Atletico, ramming home a low shot in the ninth minute as the Medellin-based side lifted South America's premier continental club competition for the first time since 1989. Atletico are the first Colombian side to win the title since 2004, when Once Caldas stunned Argentine heavyweights Boca Juniors in the final.

The Copa Libertadores has been dominated by teams from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay since its inception in 1960. However this year's final was the first time since 1991 that no team from South America's traditional superpowers were represented in the final. Instead the showpiece game was fought between Atletico and Independiente del Valle, the fairytale club who only gained promotion to Ecuador's topflight seven years ago. Independiente had accounted for the scalps of Argentinian giants Boca Juniors and River Plate en route to the final.