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Pope’s team has chance to win its 1st major title

August 12, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pope Francis’ favorite team has a chance to win its first major international title.

The Argentine club San Lorenzo will host Paraguayan rival Nacional on Wednesday in the final of the Copa Libertadores. The teams drew 1-1 last week in the first leg in Paraguay.

A home victory will be enough to give the pope’s team its most important trophy in its 106-year history. Nacional is also trying to win the Copa Libertadores for the first time.

San Lorenzo is one of the traditional clubs in Argentina yet to win the Latin American club competition. The team made headlines around the world after Pope Francis acknowledged he is an avid supporter.

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