- Palmeiras defeated Santos to win the Copa Libertadores 2020
- The Sao Paulo-based crew will symbolize South America on the Club World Cup
- The winner of Tigres-Ulsan will face Palmeiras within the Qatar 2020 semi-finals
Palmeiras edged Santos 1-0 within the Copa Libertadores 2020 ultimate due to Breno’s excellent, stoppage-time header on the iconic Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and thus booked the final remaining ticket on provide to the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™.
The 61st version of South America’s fabled membership continental championship was the primary Paulista derby performed within the competitors’s historical past and expectedly tense with a excessive quantity of fouls dedicated on each side. Playing in scorching sizzling circumstances within the Brazilian summer time afternoon, each groups struggled to create many significant goalscoring probabilities and have been cautious to not go away their backlines too uncovered.
Santos managed to get a handful of pictures on course within the second half, however nothing significantly troubled Palmerais keeper Weverton, who was excellent all through the group phases and knockout section for Abel Ferreira’s facet.
In stoppage time, moments after Santos coach Cuca obtained a purple card and was despatched to the stands, Palmeiras rubbed salt within the wound. Rony delivered an early, pinpoint correct cross to the again put up for Breno, who directed a robust and nicely-positioned header previous a helpless John in Santos’s web to present Verdão their first Copa Libertadores trophy since 1999 and their second of all time.
Palmeiras’s reward? An intriguing match in opposition to the winner between Tigres and Ulsan, which will probably be performed on 4 February, at Education City Stadium within the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 semi-finals on 7 February.
The Club World Cup will probably be performed from 4 to 11 February, the place a brand new world champion will probably be topped following on from Liverpool’s triumph in 2019.