Brazil's Atletico Paranaense reaches Copa Sudamericana final

Luciano of Brazil's Fluminense, right, strikes the ball in front of Santos goalkeeper of Brazil's Atletico Paranaense, left, during a Copa Sudamericana second leg semifinal match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Marcinho of Brazil's Atletico Paranaense celebrates after beating Brazil's Fluminense during a Copa Sudamericana second leg semifinal match at Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Atletico Paranaense won 4-0 and qualified for the final. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A security guard, center, separates two fans of Brazil's Fluminense who face at the end of a Copa Sudamericana second leg semifinal match against Brazil's Atletico Paranaense at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Atletico Paranaense won 4-0 and qualified for the final. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's Atletico Paranaense is the first finalist of the Copa Sudamericana, South America's second most prestigious soccer club tournament.

The Southern Brazil team beat Fluminense 2-0 on Wednesday and advanced with a 4-0 aggregate win.

The goals at the historic Maracana stadium were scored by Nikao at 4 minutes and Bruno Guimaraes at 54.

Atletico has never played the Copa Sudamericana final.

The team is in seventh position in the Brazilian championship, which ends next weekend.

Upset fans of Rio de Janeiro giants Fluminense revolted against police and adversaries after Atletico's second goal.

The Brazilians will face a Colombian team in the final.

Junior Barranquilla will host Santa Fe on Thursday with a comfortable a 2-0 advantage.

The winner of Copa Sudamericana will qualify for next year's prestigious Copa Libertadores.

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