Gremio fans celebrate after winning the Copa Libertadores final
Gremio fans celebrate after winning the Copa Libertadores final Reuters

During the extra time in the semifinal of the FIFA Club World Cup between Brazil's Gremio and Mexican football club Pachuca, a goal by Everton Soares from 2017 Copa Libertadores de América champion south American club gave his team a 1-0 victory against the opponents.

Gremio was favoured against Pachuca, but the tenacious, disciplined Mexican team made them earn their triumph.

On the other hand, the 24-year-old Luan Guilherme de Jesus Vieira was the Brazilian side's most dangerous attacker, forcing an outstanding save from Pachuca goalkeeper Oscar Perez at the hour mark, 15 minutes before teammate Edilson hit the post with a free kick.

Gremio's frustration ended in the 95th minute, when substitute Everton beat an unprepared Perez with a powerful shot from inside the box to put his side up 1-0.

Pachuca were reduced to 10 men with the expulsion of Victor Guzman in the 110th minute for a second yellow card.

(With inputs from IANS)