FIFA Club World Cup 2019 – News – Gabigol’s clone revels in Mengão-mania



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“Flamengo are playing unbelievably,” said Jeferson. “A reporter even certain said, ‘Flamengo no longer people has rivals, just to victims.’ I’m certain we’ll win national the Libertadores.

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— Gabriel Barbosa (@gabigol) October 12, 2019

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