A fiery Brazilian final between Palmeiras and Santos in the Copa Libertadores final


The famous “Maracana” stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Brazilian football giants Palmeiras and Santos, at 10 pm this Saturday, in the final of the South American Cup.Copa Libertadores CupIn a meeting that was postponed from last November, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.

Palmeiras won the Copa Libertadores only once before, in 199, while Santos won the continental title 3 times, in 1962, 1963 and 2011.

The two teams had eliminated the two Argentine football giants from the semi-finals of the competition, with Santos overcoming Boca Juniors’ hurdle, while Palmeiras beat River Plate.

Brazil’s Flamengo team is the Libertadores Cup holder, after they beat River Plate 2-1 in the final.

The winner of the meeting will meet the Argentine team, Devensa Khostica, in Recoba Soda Americana “Super” CupIt is a competition that is played every year between the Copa Libertadores champions And the Copa Sudamericana champion.

The Libertadores Cup winner, between Palmeiras and Santos, will participate in the FIFA Club World Cup finals, in its seventeenth edition, which begins next Thursday, until the eleventh of February.

The winner of the Libertadores Cup in the semi-final of the Club World Cup, on February 7, will face the winner of the South Korean Ulsan Hyundai and Mexicos Tigres Unal, which will take place next Thursday in the quarter-finals.

Palmeiras is running the continental final, led by his Portuguese coach, Abel Ferreira, as the team that has won the most matches in the competition this season, scoring goals and the fewest goalscorers.

Although this is the classic match between the two Sao Paulo teams, it will be the first time that it will be held as part of the most important club tournament in the South American continent.


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