Atlético-MG and Palmeiras reversed their roles after the final

Atletico-MG and Palmeiras meet for the second consecutive 12 months in the Copa Libertadores. Last version’s semi-final opponents, two of the nation’s high golf equipment will face one another this time for the quarter-finals, tonight (3), 21:30 (GMT), in Mineirão. But the roles of the golf equipment had been reversed in comparison with final 12 months, when Alvinegro arrived as chief of the Brasileirão and Alviverde relied on success in the continental championship to avoid wasting the season.

Then the chief of the Brasileirão, Galo tried what could be an ideal season, with the Mineiro, Nacional, Copa Brasil and Libertadores titles. All that was left was the continental competitors, which Palmeiras simply gained. After a 0-0 draw at Allianz Parque and a 1-1 draw with Mineirão, the São Paulo membership advance to the determination towards Flamengo, in Montevideo (URU).

In the clashes at the finish of September 2021, Palmeiras coach Abel Ferreira arrived at the request. Eliminated at the begin of the Brazilian Cup by CRB, from Alagoas, and removed from Galo already in the brawl for the Brasileirão title – he was eight factors behind – the Portuguese coach was extremely demanded by the followers. But every thing modified after the night time of September 29.

Alviverde superior in the Libertadores and gained the treble, the second championship in a row, at the finish of November. Not preventing for the Brazilian Cup and Brazilian Championship titles was on the again burner, after all, America was inexperienced once more, placing Abel Ferreira on the record of the biggest in the historical past of the São Paulo membership.

In 2022, the state of affairs has fully modified. Atlético arrived as favorites for the main titles, however their poor efficiency on the pitch didn’t justify the expectations created round the Meatz Gerais membership. So a lot in order that Galo was despatched off in the Copa do Brasil, permitting Palmeiras to open up a ten-point lead over the Brazilians and sacking coach Turco Mohamed.

Unlike Abel Ferreira, the Argentinian coach didn’t face a lot stress and went down, regardless of having a 69% report and solely 5 defeats in the season. Cuca was known as again to avoid wasting the alvinegra season and win the cup he misplaced in 2021.

“We have the obligation to struggle with them and move to the subsequent stage of the Libertadores. It is our dream, the followers, the administration, the gamers and particularly mine. I’ve not gained the Libertadores but. Everyone is aware of the accountability of this sport. It issues that we’re removed from the Brasileirão. We know our accountability to move dela”, commented the defender Junior Alonso, final 12 months he was the captain of Atlético, however in 2022 he misplaced the arm of Hulk’s hand.

Decisive in 2021, the criterion of the objective scored away from house doesn’t apply on this version of the Copa Libertadores. Atletico and Palmeiras face one another this Wednesday in Belo Horizonte and subsequent week in São Paulo. In case of a brand new tie, the determination can be on penalties.



The motive: Libertadores quarter-final first leg
Place: Mineirão, Belo Horizonte (MG)
Date and time: August 3, 2022 (Wednesday), 21:30 (Brazil time)
Judge: Facundo Tello (ARG)
Helpers: Diego Bonfa (ARG) and Gabriel Chade (ARG)
VAR: Thiago Juan Lara (CHI)

ATHLETIC-MG: Everson; Mariano, Nathan Silva, Alonso and Dodô (Rubens); Otávio, Jair and Nacho Fernández; Vargas (Zaracho), Keno and Hulk. Technician: cuca

PALMS: Weverton; Marcos Rocha, Gustavo Gómez, Murillo and Piquerez; Danilo, Zé Rafael, Gustavo Scarpa and Raphael Veiga; Dudu and Flaco Lopez. Technician: Abel Ferreira

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