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Simon Hopper selects his best bets for Liverpool’s Europa League 1st leg play-off tie against Trabzonspor. Read his preview here.

Internacional celebrated their second Copa Libertadores title after they defeated Mexican giants Guadalajara 3-2.

Inter, also champions in 2006, won 5-3 on aggregate after a 2-1 first-leg victory last week.

Chivas shocked Inter by taking the lead through midfielder Marco de La Mora just before the interval.

Inter replied with goals from striker Rafael Sobis and substitutes Leandro and Giuliano in the final half hour before Omar Bravo scored a second for the Chivas in stoppage time.

”This title is for my family. I love this club and I hope I can stay here for a long, long time,” Inter keeper Renan told Fox Sports.

Skipper Bolivar spoke of significance of the victory the when he lifted the trophy.

“It’s a unique moment, every player wants a moment like this,” he said. “It’s historic to be able to lift that trophy.”

Inter’s success means they will play in the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi in December as the CONMEBOL representative.

The game ended in controversy when a Chivas player was attacked by an opposing fan.
Marco Fabian De la Mora was punched by a man who entered the field to celebrate Internacional’s victory.

The attack sparked a scuffle between players from both clubs and left Chivas manager Jose Luis Real.

The Chivas boss said: “What happened is that a fan entered the field and hit our player.
“That’s what caused the problem. It shouldn’t have happened.”

Some players were seen throwing punches while others tried to intervene to keep the altercation from escalating at the Beira-Rio stadium.

Chivas striker Adolfo Bautista added: “They have to respect us. That’s not how they should treat us here. That’s why we were upset.”

The Mexicans said police and organizers should have done more to keep fans from entering the field at the end of the match.

De La Mora said: “There was a lack of security — it was a shame.”

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