Brazilian football fans have finally returned to stadiums after almost 18 months of games behind closed doors.

Flamengo was the first team to bring supporters back, with mandatory masks and capacity restricted to 25% at the 72,000-capacity Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia for their Copa Libertadores round of 16 clash in late July with Argentina’s Defensa Y Justicia. The game was switched from Flamengo’s Rio de Janeiro base due to the easing of social distancing restrictions in the Brasilia region.

Tickets were sold using Imply technology, which manages Flamengo’s sales channels, with the club winning the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

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