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Cuca makes a surprise appearance in Atlético’s line-up to face Palmeiras

photograph: Pedro Souza/Atltico

Cuca named Atletico’s line-up to face Palmeiras in the quarter-finals of the Libertadores

Coach Cuco was stunned by Atltico’s lineup for the match with Palmeiras. The groups meet this Wednesday (3) at 21:30 in Mineiro, Belo Horizonte, in the primary leg of the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores da América.

Atltico was chosen with Everson; Mariano, Nathan Silva, Junior Alonso and Rubens; Otvio, Jairus and Zaracho; Ademir, Keno and Hulk.

The modifications are due to the casualties of left-back Arana and midfielder Allan. The first was absent due to an damage to the left thigh muscle, whereas the second continues to be suspended due to the exclusion in the match in opposition to Emelec, in the spherical of 16.

Spared in opposition to Internacional, Zaracho returns to the staff whereas Nacho Fernndez is on the bench. Ademir returns as a starter in the assault.

Who is the bookies’ favourite to win the Libertadores?

Eliminated in the Copa do Brasil and with little probability of the title in the Brazilian championship, Atltico is betting virtually all of its chips on the Libertadores. The Minas Gerais staff hit the submit in 2021 after they have been eradicated by Palmeiras in the semi-finals after two attracts.

Galo and Verdo will play the return match on Wednesday (tenth), once more at 21:30. The match shall be held at Allianz Parque in São Paulo.


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