09/29/2021 at 5:04 AM CEST
The super At. Mineiro runs out of the Libertadores final. Palmeiras, who appeared in Belo Horizonte as a scapegoat, took out the champion breed and drew 1-1, the worst result that served them to reach their second consecutive final after the failed 0-0 in the first leg. The Verdao did not need to win either of the two games, he played with the calculator in hand and it came out heads.
Everson, Mariano, Junior Alonso, Nathan Silva, Arana, Jair (Savarino, 77 ‘), Allan (Tche Tche, 90’), Zaracho (Sasha, 83 ‘), Nacho Fernández (Rever, 89’), Eduardo Vargas and Hulk
Weverton, Gustavo Gómez, Luan, Renan, Marcos Rocha (Gabriel Menino, 75 ‘), Felipe Melo, Danilo, Piquerez, Raphael Veiga (Wesley, 81’), Dudu (Zé Rafael, 81 ‘) and Rony (Gabriel Veron, 66 ‘).
Wilmar Roldan (Argentina). TA Nathan Silva (28 ‘) / Marcos Rocha (63’), Luan (68 ‘), substitute Deyverson (68’), coach Abel Ferreira (69 ‘), Felipe Melo (87’)
1-0, Eduardo Vargas, min 52; 1-1, Dudu, min 68.
Mineirao Stadium (Belo Horizonte) with 18,350 spectators.
Without Diego Costa injured and with a Hulk, who had scored 7 goals in the competition, but failed in hour H, missed a penalty in the first leg and never found his place in the second leg, Galo offered a disappointing image that had nothing to do with the team that, until now, had been terrorizing Brazil and the continent. The dream of the triple crown is over.
Abel ferreira mounted a defensive web with three pure centrals (Luan, Gustavo Gomez and the very young Renan) plus a double pivot (Felipe Melo and Danilo) with which he managed to catch At. Mineiro, who pressed well up but who sinned in the precipitation, in the lack of freshness and in the precision in the construction.
The Palmeirense plan worked perfectly in the first half, in which the entire offensive arsenal of the Galo was reduced to three scoring chances, the clearest in the discount in a launch of Nacho Fernandez, that Weverton sent to corner.
More mature and with better game reading, the Verdao grew from the destructive effort, playing for a single ball, in some direct counterattack action. It was following this manual, which was about to reach 0-1, in minute 25: Weverton served very long for Piquerez that, after a good cut, finished too crossed.
El Galó had already wasted 135 minutes in the tie. And, now yes, after the break, he decided to increase the revolutions, convinced of his possibilities. He locked Palmeiras in his area and his offensive torrent finally materialized at 1-0 (min 52). It was a good team move, Mariano served the space for Jair to attend the second post to Eduardo Vargas placeholder image, which from above, won the position to Marcos Rocha.
🔥⚽ The goal that led @Palmeiras to the Final!
🐷💚 Gabriel Verón entered and the minute he attended Dudu: he defined only for the CONMEBOL champion to qualify # Libertadores. # GloriaEterna # AvantiPalestra pic.twitter.com/htHxVDXLBP
– CONMEBOL Libertadores (@Libertadores) September 29, 2021
The Verdao was against the ropes, but the Galo did not go to finish it off. Abel Ferreira asked his team for a cool head and remained faithful in his convictions and in his 3-5-2. Pulled out Rony cast by Gabriel Veron and the Palmeirense gold man, in his first ball, stole the wallet from Nathan Silva reached the goal line to serve the goal of the tie made to Dudu (min 68). And, from there, the semifinal went into dramatic mode.
The Gaul’s argument was in the canticle of his crooked ‘eu credito, eu credito (I believe it, I believe it). And with more heart than football the locals did not reach him. Palmeiras played a very serious last third of the game, with a champion team mentality, against At. Mineiro who was helplessly dismembered. Just as it had happened in the last final of the Libertadores, Abel ferreira he won the tactical game against Cuca, that says goodbye to the tournament without having lost any game.
Palmeiras now awaits rival. This Wednesday Flamengo, with a 2-0 in the first leg, visits Barcelona de Guayaquil, being the clear favorite to reach the final in Montevideo, on November 27.