MONTEVIDEO: Brazil’s Palmeiras completed a treble of South American club titles when a goal from substitute Deyverson secured a 2-1 extra time victory over Flamengo.

This triumph followed up on Copa Libertadores successes in 1999 and 2020.

Raphael Veiga put Palmeiras ahead after five minutes in Montevideo. A counterattack started by the defender Gustavo Gómez found the right-back Mayke, who was played onside by the former Arsenal defender David Luiz, and his low cross reached was slotted past Diego Alves by Veiga.

Fellow Brazilans Flamengo’s equalised in the 72nd minute through Gabriel Barbosa, the scorer of both goals in Flamengo’s 2-1 win against River Plate in the 2019 final.

Gabigol beat Weverton in Palmeiras’s goal from close range, after being set up by Giorgian de Arrascaeta.

In extra time a slip by the Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira five minutes into the extra period let newly-arrived Deyverson in to beat Alves.

Deyverson had returned to Palmeiras in June after a loan to Alavés.

The result was a personal triumph for Palmeiras’s Portuguese coach, Abel Ferreira, who becomes the first European to win the Libertadores twice following victory over Santos in January.

It is also the first time a team have successfully defended the Libertadores title since Boca Juniors in 2001, while Palmeiras’s success was the eighth since 2010 for a Brazilian club.