Watch: Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira makes costly error in final

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Flamengo's Andreas Pereira battles for the ball during the Copa Libertadores final.

Andreas Pereira did not have the best time at Manchester United and has been loaned out for the past two seasons.

The 25-year-old currently plays in his native Brazil for Flamengo alongside former Arsenal and Chelsea defender David Luiz. He’s scored five goals in 16 league appearances and also helped his side reach the Copa Libertadores final.

But, in the Copa final last night, the midfielder made a crucial error in extra time which ultimately handed Palmeiras the win.

After receiving the ball near his own box, a heavy touch meant he lost his balance, allowing striker Deyverson to race through on goal unopposed before cooly finishing, sending the Palmeiras fans into raptures.

The goal came in the fifth minute of extra-time and Flamengo were unable to find an equaliser.

“That’s football,” Luiz said after the game. “He was having a great game, playing fantastic, and then in one move it all comes crashing down.

“The only thing I said to him was that no matter how much people will analyse that moment, we didn’t lose the game because of that.

“Our vision has to be deeper and broader than that analysis, especially with a great player like Andreas. I’m very sad because he is a great friend, a great player and sad because he deserves more, sad because we deserved more.”


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