Libertadores: Palmeiras and Velez Sarsfield in the semifinals

(ANSA) – RIO DE JANEIRO, 11 AUG – After Flamengo, who qualified on Tuesday at the expense of Corinthians, Palmeiras and Velez Sarsfield also reach the semi-finals of the Libertadores Cup. The reigning South American champion team, ‘Verdao’, eliminated compatriots Atletico Mineiro thanks to penalties. After the 2-2 of the first leg in Belo Horizonte, even on the return to Allianz Parque it ended in a draw, 0-0, and therefore, given that even in Libertadores the away goals are no longer worth double, it was necessary to make resorting to penalty shots, in which Palmeiras won 6-5. From Roni the penalty that decided the challenge. In the semifinals the Paulista team will face the winner of the match between Estudiantes and Athletico Paranaense of ‘Felipao’ Scolari, who will face each other tonight, after the 0-0 first leg.

Velez qualified by going to win 1-0 (Fernandez’s goal) at ‘Mario Alberto Kempes’ in Cordoba against Talleres, against whom they won 3-2 also in the first leg.

In the semifinals the Argentines will face Flamengo.


Source: Ansa

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