Flamengo beats Emelec 1-0 in Copa Libertadores

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Flamengo moved atop Group 2 of the Copa Libertadores after Vagner Love scored a second-half goal in a 1-0 win over Emelec on Thursday.

Ronaldinho set up Vagner Love's goal in the 49th minute at the Engenhao stadium, but the two-time FIFA player of the year was jeered by Flamengo fans after another poor performance.

Vagner Love scored the winner for Brazil's most popular club with a low left-footer from inside the area after a well executed give-and-go play with Ronaldinho.

Ecuador's Emelec played a man down from first-half injury time because forward Marlon de Jesus was sent off after a ball dispute near midfield.

Flamengo has four points, one more than Paraguay's Olimpia and Emelec. Lanus of Argentina has one point after two matches.