Gremio keeper Marcelo Grohe saved the last of ten penalty kicks to give his aspect the South american Supercup on thursday when the final against Argentine club Independiente over 0-0 when additional time.
Grohe saved from Martin Benitez when the previous 9 kicks had been scored to provide the Brazilian aspect the 5-4 win on penalties following one hundred twenty minutes of a tense encounter in porto Alegre.
The two clubs drew the primary leg 1-1 last week in Argentina.
“I got right down to reserve it however this was a success for us all,” Grohe said. “This one writes our name in history.”
The Supercup is oppose between the winners of South America’s 2 main club competitions, the Copa Libertadores, won by Gremio, and also the Copa Sudamericana, won by Independiente.
It was the second time Gremio have won the trophy and comes twenty two years when their 1st triumph, that was additionally against Independiente.
Gremio had the most effective chances over the first ninety minutes with Everton returning shut on two times and Martin campana saving well from Luan.
The main point, however, was late within the first half once after a consultation with the video referee, the Paraguayan referee sent off Independiente defender Fernando Amorebieta for a nasty challenge on Luan.
Independiente, however, continued and will have scored double in extra time however their forwards couldn’t get touches on crosses driven across the face of the goal.