Argentinas River Plate qualified at the expense of the Argentinos Juniors team, with two goals to zero, to face Atletico Mineiro, who eliminated Boca Juniors on penalties, on Wednesday.
The Copa Libertadores has begun to enter the spirited atmosphere and final stages of the most prestigious club competition in South America.
After Sao Paulo, led by coach Hernan Crespo, booked his place in the quarter-finals by defeating Argentinas Racing Club 3-1 away from its bases, achieving a 4-2 victory on aggregate.
Palmeiras followed him and won 1-0 in the second leg of the round of 16 and repeated the first leg result.
Marcos Rocha scored the only goal of the match from a cross, which he met with a powerful shot from inside the penalty area, which the goalkeeper could not prevent from the net in the 36th minute.
A victory led Palmeiras to confirm the first quarter-final match against Sao Paulo in a match known as the “Kings Derby”, as the team belongs to the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
Both have had 328 matches in all competitions since 1930.
The quarter-finals will witness the presence of only one Argentine team out of 6 who qualified for the round of 16, after River Plate beat Argentinos Juniors 2-0 on aggregate.
The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, and in the second leg at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, the stronghold of Argentinos Juniors, the club that witnessed the beginning of the late legend, River won 2-0.
And Brian Romero, the newcomer to the Mionarios, secured the double in the 35th and 54th minutes.
The video technology canceled Jorge Carascal’s goal in the 63rd minute of the match due to the handball.
River Plate will be on a date with a fiery confrontation in the quarter-finals, as it will meet Atletico Mineiro, who eliminated Boca Juniors on penalties in a match described by the Argentine press as a “scandal in Brazil” for what happened after the end of the match
Quad for flamingo
Flamengo, the 2019 champions, beat Devenca e Justista 4-1 and qualified 5-1 on aggregate.
The match was held at Mane Garrincia Stadium in the capital, Brasilia, and witnessed the attendance of nearly 18,000 fans of red and black.
This became the first match that witnessed a crowd in the continental championship – apart from the final of the last version – since the match between Internacional and Gremio on March 12, 2020.
Flamengo scored, Rodrigo Caio in the 9th minute, Giorgan de Arrascaeta in the 66th minute and Vitino scored two goals in the 83rd and 90th +4 minutes.
While the Argentine team scored its only goal through Raul Luisa after a fatal mistake by goalkeeper Diego Alaves in shooting the ball as it hit the first and entered the net.
Barcelona, Ecuadorean, booked its place in the quarter-finals by defeating Argentinas Velez Sarsfield 3-2, winning in Guayaquil 3-1 and snatching the qualification ticket.
It is expected that the seventh card will be decided in the quarter-finals between Brazil’s Internacional and Paraguay’s Olympia at dawn on Friday.
On the third of August, the last ticket will be decided between Fluminense, the Brazilian and Sero Portinho, of Paraguay, as the match was postponed for a week due to the death of the son of the Paraguayan coach.