Fluminense defeated Boca Juniors 2-1 in extra time to win the 2023 Copa Libertadores on Saturday night at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian club won their first Copa Libertadores title, denying Boca their seventh.

Fluminense took the lead in the 36th minute when Germán Cano converted a penalty after a foul on Willian Bigode. Boca equalized in the 72nd minute through Luis Advíncula, but Fluminense won the match in extra time when John Kennedy scored in the 118th minute.

The victory was a major upset, as Boca were the favorites to win the competition. The Argentine club had reached the final seven times in the past 15 years, winning the title five times.

However, Fluminense produced a superb performance to win the match. The Brazilian club defended resolutely and made the most of their chances. They were also helped by some poor defending from Boca, who were unable to deal with Fluminense's counterattacks.

The defeat was a major disappointment for Boca. The Argentine club had been hoping to win their seventh Copa Libertadores title, which would have equaled the record held by Independiente.

However, Fluminense were simply the better team on the day, and they deserved to win the match. The Brazilian club's victory is a major achievement, and it will give them confidence for the rest of the season.

The match highlights theunpredictability of the Copa Libertadores. Boca were the favorites to win the title, but they were defeated by a Brazilian club that was playing in their first final. This shows that anything is possible in the Copa Libertadores, and that even the biggest teams can be beaten on their day.

The match also showcases the importance of defending and taking your chances. Fluminense defended resolutely and made the most of their chances, which was enough to win the match.

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