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The friendship between Atletico and Palmeiras fans marks the arrival in Mineirão

For those that have by no means been to Atlético-MG x Palmeiras, coming to Mineirão would possibly even be scary, however not on the unfavourable facet. On the opposite, in spite of everything, the friendship between athletics and palm timber stands out in Brazilian soccer, which is marked by rivalries and quite a few clashes between organized fans. Hours earlier than the Copa Libertadores quarterfinal match, the environment of Mineirão have already been taken over by fans of each groups, who’re fraternizing whereas ready for the beginning whistle.

Rua do Peixe, the conventional alvinegro fortress when there’s a match in Mineirão, has additionally been taken over by the folks of Palmeiras. The match might be performed in Belo Horizonte, however Alviverde fans have been peacefully strolling round the place. As in the case of the dealer Leandro Tavares, 39, who arrived in the capital of Minas Gerais in the early afternoon to comply with Palmeiras.

Athletics and Palmeiras pose for a photograph forward of their Copa Libertadores quarter-final match

Image: Victor Martins/UOL Esporte

“The approach Atletico fans obtain us is unparalleled in Brazil. I have not had any issues since I got here right here, one or the different even seems to be completely different, nevertheless it’s very calm. I can say that the relationship between Palmeiras and Atletico is one thing that some fans haven’t got them,” Tavares stated UOL Esporte.

Before the ball rolls, folks from Palmeiras and Atletico discuss so much about soccer, about the recreation and make projections. All washed down with plenty of beer. A great instance of how the coexistence between Gala and Palmeiras fans is completely different from others is the use of Mineirinho. The health club subsequent to Gigante da Pampulha is normally used to accommodate away fans, so the navy police can keep away from even eye contact with house group fans.

Athletics and Palmeiras arrive together in Mineirão for Copa Libertadores match - Lohanna Lima/UOL Esporte - Lohanna Lima/UOL Esporte

Athletics and Palmeiras arrive collectively in Mineirão for the Copa Libertadores match

Photo: Lohanna Lima/UOL Esporte

This Wednesday, the Mineirinho will even be used in order that the residents of Palmeiras can have entry to the Mineirão through a ramp that connects the two amenities. But solely to provide extra consolation to the folks of Palmeiras who can transfer freely amongst the folks of Atletico.

Regardless of tonight’s end result, 2,200 athletes might be in São Paulo subsequent week for the return leg at Allianz Parque. As occurred at Mineirão, the environment of the Palmeiras stadium will certainly be occupied by two fans and in nice peace.

“It’s a relationship that has lasted for a few years and has been constructed by organized fans. I believe it is too necessary, I’ve been to matches in São Paulo and it is the identical,” stated Atletico’s Leandro Alves, UOLafter taking photos with pals from Palmeiras.

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