(EFE) – Palmeiras beat Defense and Justice 12-1 this Wednesday, in the first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana.
Rony (m.16) and Gustavo Scarpa (m.75) converted the goals of the Brazilian team led by Abel Ferreira, while Braian Romero (m.58) scored the transitory tie for the Argentine team led by Sebastián Beccacece, who replaced the start of this season to Hernán Crespo, who was champion of the South American with the Falcon.
At the start of the match, Defensa y Justicia came out to take center stage but quickly in the 16th minute a defensive error in the block left Rony alone against goalkeeper Ezequiel Unsaín, who defined from above and made it 1-0.
This moved the initial schemes and although Defense did the physical wear to go to look for the tie, Palmeiras defended well and managed to go to rest with the advantage.
In the complement, the situation was reversed because after Breno Lopes had a certain opportunity to extend the advantage, in the 58th minute it was 1-1 with a great clearance from Walter Bou for Braian Romero, who defined with certainty against the Weverton exit.
Equality maintained the tension in the game because from the goal both Defense and Justice and Palmeiras were more concerned with taking care of their own goal than with scoring the second goal.
However, in the 75th minute, a foul by Adonis Frías allowed a free kick to the admitted Gustavo Scarpa who with an exquisite left-handed execution left Unsaín’s effort sterile and scored the final 2-1.
In the absence of ten minutes, Defense and Justice scored what would be 2-2 through Walter Bou but the linesman marked an advanced position that was later corroborated by the main referee Andrés Rojas at the request of the VAR despite the protests of all the local bank.
While Defensa y Justicia maintains an irregular gait in the Professional League Cup, Palmeiras will define this Sunday the Brazilian Super Cup against Flamengo, which he agreed to at the beginning of March by winning the Brazil Cup for the fourth time in its history after the editions. 1998, 2012 and 2015.
The second leg of the South American Recopa final will be played on April 14 at the Mané Garrincha stadium, in Brasilia, and not in Sao Paulo, due to the restrictions in force in that region due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The champion of the last edition of the Recopa Sudamericana was Flamengo (winner of the Libertadores 2019), who beat Independiente del Valle (champion of the South American 2019) with a 5-2 aggregate.