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Atletico Mineiro wins 1st Brazilian Cup title

November 27, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Atletico Mineiro defeated rival Cruzeiro 1-0 to win its first Brazilian Cup title with a 3-0 aggregate score.

Brazil striker Diego Tardelli netted the winner with a header in first-half injury time at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.

After conceding the goal at home, Cruzeiro needed to score four times to reverse the deficit.

Cruzeiro clinched its second consecutive Brazilian league title on Sunday. It was attempting to claim its fifth Brazilian Cup title, which would be the most by any club. Gremio also has four titles.

It is Atletico Mineiro’s second national title. The team won the Copa Libertadores for the first time last year.

It was the first time the two fierce Belo Horizonte rivals met to decide a national title.

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