September 28, 2017 / 4:26 AM / 21 days ago

Soccer: Cruzeiro win Brazilian Cup on penalties

Soccer Football - Copa do Brasil - Brazil Cup Final match - Cruzeiro v Flamengo - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil - September 28, 2017 Players of Cruzeiro celebrate. REUTERS/Washington Alves

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Cruzeiro lifted the Brazilian Cup for a fifth time on Wednesday after beating Flamengo 5-3 on penalties following a goalless second leg.

Diego missed from the spot with Flamengo’s third kick and Thiago Neves converted Cruzeiro’s final penalty to give the Belo Horizonte club the title and a coveted place in next year’s Copa Libertadores.

The two sides tied the first leg 1-1 in Rio de Janeiro three weeks ago.

Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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