(EFE) – A Palmeiras full of morale for the advantage he achieved in Argentina will face Defense and Justice this Wednesday at the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia, in a match that will be decided by the 2020 South American Recopa champion.
After winning 2-1 in their visit to ‘Falcón’ in the first leg, the team led by Portuguese Abel Ferreira, current champion of the Copa Libertadores, was one step away from the title, as it is worth a draw to add a new trophy to their showcases.
The Defense, who attends this appointment after winning the South American Cup 2020, will have to cross his fingers to avoid conceding goals or win by two to avoid going to penalties.
Palmeiras, who also lifted the Brazilian Cup last season, were about to win the Brazilian Super Cup on Sunday, but lost on penalties to Flamengo, in a heart attack game in which Felipe Veiga’s skill stood out, who opened the scoring and got the goal with which he equaled the cariocas.
After a strong training session on Monday, Palmeiras returned to the Mané Garrincha court this Tuesday to finish their preparation, in a session in which forward Luiz Adriano and midfielder Danilo Barbosa participated, the only reinforcement of the São Paulo team for the season 2021, at the moment.
Affected by COVID-19, none of THEM could accompany the ‘verdao’ in the first leg of the Cup Winners’ Cup in Argentina, in which Rony replaced the striker in command of the Palmeiras attack group.
Everything indicates that both will be in the final of the Cup Winners’ Cup in Brasilia, although Barbosa can stay on the reserve bench.
Defense and Justice will arrive in Brazil rested, since the match that they played this weekend against Talleres Córdoba in the Argentine League was played with substitutes and ended tied 2-2.
Coach Sebastián Beccacece wants the starters focused and will most likely repeat the formation used in the first leg.
– Probable lineups:
Palmeiras: Weverton; Marcos Rocha, Luan, Gomez, Matías Viña; Felipe Melo, Zé Rafael (or Gabriel Menino or Danilo), Raphael Veiga; Rony, Wesley and Luiz Adriano (or Breno Lopes).
Coach: Abel Ferreira.
Defense and Justice: Ezequiel Unsain; Matías Rodríguez; Adonis Frías, Fernando Meza, Marcelo Benítez; Francisco Pizzini, Raúl Loaiza, Enzo Fernández, Carlos Rotondi; Braian Romero and Walter Bou.
Coach: Sebastián Beccacece.
Referee: Uruguayan Leodán González, assisted by his compatriots Nicolás Tarán and Richard Trinidad.
Stadium: Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia.
Time: 21.30 local