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Two-time champion Palmeiras Libertadores reaches semi-finals

BOGOTÁ ( Associated Press) – Two-time champions Palmeiras maintained a goalless draw against Atlético Mineiro with one player less in more than an hour and nine in the final 10 minutes and won in a penalty shootout that saw them advance to the semi-finals. Gave the permission to. of the Copa Libertadores.

Before more than 40,000 people at the Allianz Parque stadium in So Paulo, “Verdao”, the tournament’s champions in 2020 and 2021, on Wednesday added another page to his recent success story with a display of suspense and resistance, leading to 6 – Win by 11 paces in 5 series.

After the first leg, which missed a 2-2 draw in the first leg match played last week in Belo Horizonte, the process changed at 29 minutes, when a disqualified tackle by midfielder Danilo on Matias Zaracho was punished with expulsion. to be done.

Colombian referee Wilmer Roldan shows a red card after reviewing the play at the VAR.

With numerical superiority, Atlético Mineiro tried to unbalance the series, but collided with the tactical order of Abel Ferreira’s team, which rearranged itself on its field and kept goalkeeper Weverton as the main man in regulation time.

At 80 minutes, Gustavo Scarpa’s rough play on Allen earned Palmeiras the second red card of the night.

In injury time, a shot from Hulk crashed into the center post and ended “Gallo”‘s last chance, ending with 10 after the ouster of Chile’s Eduardo Vargas.

Palmeiras, who had suffered five consecutive eliminations on penalties, was perfect in his shooting and counted on a decisive save from Weverton against Rubens on the sixth shot of the shootout. Murillo fired the final shot to secure a place in the semi-finals.

“It was very difficult. With 11 players it will be difficult, with 9 … not to mention”, said Palmeiras midfielder Rafael Vega. “But our team is very strong mentally. We showed our strength in such adverse times.”

“Vardao” will be measured in the next stage with the winner of the key between Estudiantes and Atlético Paranás, who will face each other at La Plata this Thursday.

In another duel between the Brazilians, but for the quarter-finals of the South American Cup, So Paulo defeated Serra 4–3 in a penalty shootout and advanced to the semi-finals, in which they would face Atlético Goiennes.

“Tricolor” could not retain the minimum advantage achieved in the first leg and fell 2–1 in regulation time. Steven Mendoza and Guilherme Castilho scored for Serra, while Igor Vinicius scored for the So Paulo players.

On penalties, So Paulo took advantage of the decisive mistakes of Vina and Fernando Sobral and confirmed their victory with a successful shot from Patrick.

Velez is still in the running

In a clash between Argentine clubs in the Copa Libertadores, Vélez Sarsfield won 1–0 against Talares de Córdoba and secured his place in the top four of the competition.

The lone goal of the match was scored in the 78th minute by 18-year-old Julian Fernandez, who scored a 3-2 winning goal in the first game in Buenos Aires last week.

In 1994 “Fortin”, the champions of Libertadores, reached the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time in 11 years, in which they would play against Flamengo.

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