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Palmeiras surprised Atlético Mineiro and is the first finalist of the Copa Libertadores

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The palm trees will return to play the final of the Copa Libertadores and will seek the two-time championship. The paulista team drew 1-1 with the Atlético Mineiro, but for the away goal (0-0 in the first leg) He again agreed to the most important match and will go for the third title in the most important club competition in South America, after those achieved in 1999 and 2020.

In the first half, Mineiro showed more weapons to hurt his rival. Matías Zaracho he was very active and Eduardo Vargas placeholder image with his speed on the attack front with which he tends to unbalance. The Chilean was the banner to be able to pressure at the exit of the Verdao, and after an error of Luan at the exit, Hulk was close to opening the scoring, but was met with a very good response from the goalkeeper Weverton.

However, the paulistas responded after a failure at the bottom of the Galo from Mariano, Joaquin Piquerez hooked and his shot passed close to the left post of Everson.

The celebrations of the Palmeiras players (REUTERS / Washington Alves)

Although Nacho Fernandez was the clearest player of the team of head. The former River Plate midfielder generated the most dangerous situation of the initial 45 minutes: he won the dispute over Felipe Melo and finished with power, forcing the goalkeeper to show off to clear over the crossbar.

At the start of the complement another intensity was seen in the two teams and they were more vertical to attack. They came closer in the opposite areas and the first to hit was Mineiro, who opened the scoring with a goal from Vargas himself (52 minutes) who scored an unapproachable header for Éverson. Immediately, the trans-Andean striker wasted a clear chance to widen the gap.

However, at 68 minutes came the equality of the visiting cast when Nathan lost the ball on the right wing, Gabriel Veron He stole it, sent the center and Dudu equaled for those led by the Portuguese Abel Ferreira.

Atlético Mineiro's lament with Jefferson Severino and Eduardo Vargas, on his knees (REUTERS / Douglas Magno)
Atlético Mineiro’s lament with Jefferson Severino and Eduardo Vargas, on his knees (REUTERS / Douglas Magno)

The game continued with the intense process and the chances were for both of them. And Nathan was the protagonist again, because he failed again, this time before Gabriel Veron and Dudu matched the result. But with the draw, Palmeiras went to the final with their away goal, since they drew 0-0 in the first leg.

This Wednesday (21.30) the second semifinal will be played between Barcelona de Guayaquil and Flamengo. In the first leg, the Brazilians won 2-0 and will seek their second final in three editions, after that of 2019 when in the last match they won the title after beating River Plate in the final.

Palmeiras is going for another consecration and Mineiro could not reach the final and try to get his second Libertadores after the one achieved in 2013.

The final will be played on Saturday, November 27 at the Estadio Centenario in Uruguay.

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