Palmeiras win Copa Libertadores in extra-time

Palmeiras won the Copa Libertadores for the second year in a row when an extra-time goal from Deyverson gave them a 2-1 win over Flamengo in an absorbing all-Brazilian final on Saturday.

It is the third time the Sao Paulo club have won South America’s equivalent of Europe’s Champions League following victories in 1999 and 2020.

Raphael Veiga put Palmeiras ahead after five minutes when he side-footed home a cross from the right but Gabriel Barbosa equalised for Flamengo with 18 minutes remaining.

However, Deyverson took advantage of slack defending by Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira to steal the ball 30 metres from goal and then coolly beat goalkeeper Diego Alves five minutes into extra time.

Deyverson celebrates after his goal for Palmeiras

A counter-attack started by defender Gustavo Gomez found right back Mayke free and onside thanks to Flamengo defender David Luiz. Mayke’s low cross reached Veiga, and he put it past goalkeeper Diego Alves.

Assisted by Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Barbosa – the man nicknamed Gabigol – scored from close range against goalkeeper Weverton, who was not quick enough to block the shot.

Deyverson (centre) scored the winner for Palmeiras in extra-time

It didn’t take long for Palmeiras to regain the upper hand as the game headed into half an hour of extra time. A slip by Pereira allowed Deyverson – who replaced a fatigued Veiga minutes before – to drive into the area before and calmly beating goalkeeper Alves.

Flamengo’s Gabigol celebrates after his equaliser

Deyverson returned to Palmeiras in June after a loan to Alaves, and was in tears after his first goal in this Copa edition.

The result is a personal triumph for Palmeiras’ Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira, who has become the first European to win the Libertadores twice.

It is also the first time a team has successfully defended the Libertadores title since Boca Juniors in 2001.

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Zelda 64’s Game Code Has Been Successfully Reverse-Engineered, Making Mods And Ports Possible

It’s also great news for video game preservation.

A fan group known as ‘Zelda Reverse Engineering Team’ has reportedly been able to successfully reverse-engineer “100%” of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time code. Essentially what it does is “open the doors” to mods, hacks, and even ports of the Nintendo 64 classic.

While there’s the possibility of this in the future, the same group stresses its own decompilation is “not a port” and mentions how it won’t be involved in any work to adapt the game’s code to new platforms. The group is also planning to decompile other builds of the game, like the Master Quest Debug version.

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‘Celebrate British success!’ Princess Anne attends ball honouring UK Olympic triumph

Princess Anne is the President of the British Olympics Association and presented the ‘Olympian’s Olympian’ award to diver Tom Daley. Tom Daley won his first Olympic Gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

He also won bronze in the Men’s individual 10m platform diving.

In the Tokyo Olympics Team GB won a total of 65 medals, their second-best performance ever.

The royal family posted several images of a glammed-up Anne on their official Instagram Account.

The post was captioned: “The Princess Royal, President of the British Olympic Association, joined past and present Olympians at the @teamgb Ball to celebrate British success at @tokyo2020 and look ahead to @beijing2022.

“HRH also presented the ‘Olympian’s Olympian’ Award to @tomdaley.

“The Princess Royal has a long association with the Olympic Games, both as a competitor in the 1976 Montreal Games, and now as President of the British Olympic Association and a Member of the International Olympic Committee.”

Previously Princess Anne made an uncomfortable mistake in an Olympics committee, after forgetting to turn her microphone off and labelling another official as the “most stupid person.”

Princess Anne’s awkward error at a London Olympics committee meeting has been fondly remembered by Sebastian Coe as one of his “favourite moments” with the straight-talking royal.

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Princess Anne was aged 25 when she competed in the 1976 Olympics, becoming the first member of the Royal Family to compete in the games.

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