ᑕ❶ᑐ Fluminense fans ignore distance to watch Libertadores final: ‘I just want to solve this nightmare’

“Passion, nothing else. » This explains the mission of two fans of Fluminense who made real trips to go to Rio de Janeiro and attend the final of the CONMEBOL Libertadores this Saturday (4), at 5 p.m. (Brasilia time), with live streaming via ESPN No Star+.

The first supporter left his home in Switzerland and came to spend four days in his hometown after making arrangements with his former Maracanã teammate who will be by his side in the big decision. But unlike in 2008, he made no promises. You just want to “end the nightmare”

“My partner and I have been at the Maracanã since 1980. In the quarter-finals, he said: ‘are we going to buy this ticket?’ I am here. “I came to spend 4 days, on Sunday I will return to Switzerland,” he declared.

“In total, it took about 15 trips. 15 all and 15 all back. I don’t think about promises, in 2008 I was tied to superstition. I just remember the nightmare. In total, it amounts to around R$6,000,” he continued.

Another fan of leaving Chicago, USA and experiencing a real journey for Eternal Glory, traveling 34 hours to arrive in Rio and witness the decision against the Boca Juniors with his brother and his father.

“I came from the USA just to watch the match. (Promise) Maybe I won’t drink for a year, nothing to win the cup. My brother received an invoice before the semi-final. Luckily, afterwards it was crazy to get a ticket,” he said.

“It took about 34 hours. I left the USA and made two stops to arrive in São Paulo, another six hours by car to Rio. I left Chicago, after 2 a.m., you will arrive in Florida, in Houston also, I will arrive in São Paulo in the afternoon,” he continued.

“The ticket cost more than a thousand reais, the ticket was over 1 thousand dollars (around 5 thousand R$). Everything to see Fluminense champion,” he concluded.

Now, the duo hopes to achieve eternal glory at Maracanã and exorcise the ghost that has haunted them since 2008.

Fluminense’s next matches

  • Boca Juniors (N): 04/11, 5 p.m. (Brasilia time) – CONMEBOL Libertadorescom live stream on ESPN on Star+

  • International (F): 08/11, 7 p.m. (Brasilia time) – Brazil

  • Flamengo (F): 11/11, 6:30 p.m. (Brasilia time) – Brazil

Where to watch Boca Juniors x Fluminense at the Libertadores?

Boca Juniors e Fluminense will face each other on November 4, at 5 p.m. (Brasilia time), at the Maracanã Stadium, by decision CONMEBOL Libertadorescom live streaming via ESPN No Star+.