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This Saturday the grand final of the Copa Libertadores 2021 is played between Palmeiras and Flamengo

At Centennial stadium of Montevideo, Uruguay, the long-awaited end of the Libertadores Cup 2021 a single party. The Paulistas will face those of Rio de Janeiro with the illusion of being two-time champions of the most important international soccer tournament in South America.

The Palmeiras shared group with Defense and Justice, Independent of the Valley and University. In it, he ended up being the leader of the group with five wins and one loss. In the round of 16 he eliminated the Catholic University of Chile after beating him 1-0 in both games.

Then, in the quarterfinals they faced Sao Paulo. In the first leg they thrashed 3-0 while in the second leg they equalized by one. In the instance of the semifinals, they again faced a Brazilian team, this time against Athletic Mineiro. At home they equalized without goals while on the return they tied 1 to 1. Due to the away goal, Palmeiras got his ticket to the grand finale of the Libertadores Cup. However, from the next edition on, visiting goals will no longer influence.

As for those of Rio de Janeiro, Flamengo He is undefeated in the cup since he does not know what a defeat is. In the group stage he managed to get three wins and three draws. In the round of 16, he faced Defense and Justice. On Argentina won by 1 to 0 while in Brazil he thrashed 4 to 1. In the quarterfinals he crushed Olympia of Paraguay (4 to 1 on the way out and 5 to 1 on the return). In the semifinals he eliminated Barcelona from Ecuador. Both games ended 2-0 with a Brazilian victory.

Likewise, an exciting final is expected as it will be a duel between two great Brazilian teams that even do well in the local tournament.

At Brasileirao, Flamengo is second with 67 points while Palmeiras it ranks third with 59. However, the truth is that the paulistas will not be able to be champions since Athletic Mineiro He has 16 points and there are three dates to play.

final of the Copa Libertadores
Grand final of the Copa Libertadores between Flamengo and Palmeiras.

Probable formation of Palmeiras

Weverton; Gustavo Gómez, Felipe Melo, Luan; Mayke, Danilo, Zé Rafael, Joaquín Piquerez; Raphael Veiga, Dudu; Rony. DT: Abel Ferreira.

Probable formation of Flamengo

Diego Alves; Mauricio Isla, David Luiz, Rodrigo Caio, Filipe Luís; Willian Arao, Andreas Pereira; Everton Ribeiro, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Bruno Henrique; Gabriel Barbosa. DT: Renato Portaluppi.

The referee of the match will be the missionary Nestor Pitana.

Aldous McEwan

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