It is the greatest prize in the club game in this corner of the world. And 21 years ago today, Rio de Janeiro side Vasco da Game lifted the 1998 Copa Libertadores with victory over Ecuadorian outfit Barcelona de Guayaquil in the final.
In the end it waas comfortable for the Brazilian side - a 2-0 win on home soil was followed up by a 2-1 victory on the road to crown Vasco continental champions. In this tweet, take a look at the goals from that second leg which secured the crown for the cariocas!
💢🏆🎶 2⃣1⃣ years ago today, @VascodaGama defeated @BarcelonaSC 2-1 to claim their first and only #Libertadores title!
🔙⚽️ Luizão & Donizete scored in Ecuador as the cariocas tasted #GloriaEterna! pic.twitter.com/zX7FixXFTt— CONMEBOL Libertadores (@TheLibertadores) August 26, 2019