Jorge Jesus' Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores and the league with free-flowing football but the Club World Cup might require a different approach.
Frank de Boer has said Gabigol, Flamengo's Copa Libertadores hero, was known as "Gabi-no-gol" while the two were together at Inter Milan.
Two late goals and one red card later, Gabriel Barbosa helped Flamengo beat River Plate for their first Copa Libertadores win since 1981.
Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores for the first time in 38 years as they beat defending champions River Plate 2-1 with two last-gasp goals.
Lima police say more than 100 items of communications equipment have been stolen ahead of Saturday's Copa Libertadores final.
This year's Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Flamengo features two of the continent's best teams. Here's who can win it and why.
The Copa Sudamericana final features two teams with very different approaches in Independiente del Valle and Colon in a first of its kind decider.
The Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and River Plate has been moved to Lima, Peru from Santiago, Chile.
Centre-back Pablo Mari was one of the best players in Flamengo's Copa semifinal win -- just months after being cast aside from Man City.
Brazilian club Flamengo outclassed Gremio 5-0 on Wednesday and will play the Copa Libertadores final against defending champions River Plate.
Carlos Tevez started for Boca Juniors but was unable to help his side to the two goals they desperately needed in Tuesday's Copa Libertadores semi.
River Plate qualified for the final of the Copa Libertadores 2-1 on aggregate despite losing 1-0 and surviving a late onslaught by Boca Juniors.
The second leg of the Copa Libertadores semis has plenty of intrigue. Will Flamengo be fresh against Gremio? And can River Plate keep Boca at bay?
Rio de Janeiro's historic Maracana stadium will host the 2020 final of the Copa Libertadores.
The high praise River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo has drawn from all quarters seems certain to land him a top job in Europe in the coming years.
Gremio, in truth, barely deserved their 1-1 draw with Flamengo on Wednesday, but the neutrals did. The stage is now set for a classic second leg.
Gremio survived intense pressure and a string of favourable VAR decisions to grab an equaliser and rescue a 1-1 draw against Flamengo.
Boca's plan to sit back and grind out a result against arch-rivals River failed. Now, Gustavo Alfaro's side have a mountain to climb in the Copa.
A goal in each half gave River Plate a 2-0 win over arch-rivals Boca Juniors in a tense semifinal first leg of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday.
Boca vs. River is a half anticipated, half dreaded meeting of historic rivals, while Gremio vs. Flamengo could be an excellent spectacle.
Things are looking up at the Maracana as Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus has Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo on a resurgent path.
Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Jr. has said potential FIFA Club World Cup opponents Liverpool are "beatable."
The semifinal of the Copa Libertadores that has been both desired and dreaded is set. Three of the final four teams have a familiar look about them.
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