Before the chants and the joy of the thousands of fans who attended the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo, Palmeiras lifted the Copa Libertadores 2021 this Saturday, revalidating his 2020 title and getting his third trophy of this continental tournament, after beating Flamengo 2-1.
After finishing 1-1 in the 90 minutes, a goal from Deyverson at the beginning of extra time (95) managed that those led by Portuguese Abel Ferreira won the Libertadores for the second time this year, after having won the final of the tournament 2020 last January.
In a Centenario Stadium filled at 80% of its capacity, the Palmeiras fans, smaller in number compared to that of their rival, became gigantic with the victory, with loud chants and shouts of encouragement.
With this three-time championship, obtained after those won in 1999 and 2020, the ‘Verdao’ equals Sao Paulo, Gremio and Santos as the Brazilian teams with the most titles in the Copa Libertadores, all with three. Ferreira, the driver of the Albiverdes, became the first European coach twice champion of Libertadores and his eleven, the first to lift this competition twice in a row since Boca Juniors did it in 2000 and 2001.
Palmeiras: What's about the possible rival of Chelsea in the World Club Cup?
Palmeiras is not a team that is characterized especially by playing well football. In fact, for many, it was unfair his arrival until the end of the maximum competition in America. However, it is no coincidence that for the second year in a row, they are the ones who lift the title. It is that, he will not have the best game, but he will have an enormous effectiveness.
It doesn't do everything right, but it does well, everything it needs to do. Chelsea will have a tough rival. It is true, the economic conditions are different, and the names of one campus and the other are impossible to compare. But it's 90 minutes, on an 11 versus 11 court, and as we all know, anything can happen.
Palmeiras: Why do they be a possible rival of Chelsea?
Palmeiras and Chelsea could face each other because each of them won their contest at the continental level. Palmeiras was crowned champion of the Copa Libertadores, while Chelsea, did the same in the UEFA Champions League. That guarantees them a place in the Club World Cup, a tournament in which they would finally meet.