The 2021 Copa Libertadores final has been decided and it will be the fourth in the history of the competition to be held between two Brazilian teams. flamingo, which – which defeats Barcelona, from Ecuador, and Palm trees, which – which Passed by Atlético-MG, on November 27, in Estádio Centenário, in Montevideo. Both are looking for the triple continental championship.
Palmeiras and Flamengo seek Libertadores III title – Photo: Staff Images / Conmebol
Before the end of November, the Libertadores was already another 100% Brazilian decision this year: in January, Palmeiras and Santos faced each other at the end of the 2020 edition, which was “stretched” until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On this occasion, Verdao won his second title in one match at the Maracana: 1 × 0, with a goal by Breno Lopez in the second half.
Prior to that, Sao Paulo only played two more decisions with Brazilian teams. In 2005, he faced Atlético and was a champion. The following year, Internacional defeated the same tricolor.
Doudou celebrates Palmeiras’ qualification for the Libertadores Final – Photo: Staff Images / Conmebol
Palmeiras moved to his sixth decision in the Libertadores, a record among Brazilians, along with Sao Paulo. In the other five finals, Verdau won two titles, in 1999 and 2020, and was runner-up three times – 1961, 1968 and 2000.
Flamengo reached the Copa Libertadores final for the third time, having been champions in the other two matches they played: in 1981, against Cobreloa of Chile, and in 2019 in one match, by defeating River Plate in Lima, Peru.
Bruno Henrique celebrates at Barcelona-EQU x Flamengo – Photo: REUTERS / Santiago Arcos
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