Libertadores: Palmeiras wins Independiente del Valle and guarantees classification in the round of 16 – Prime Time Zone


Raphael Veiga scored the only goal of the match, from a penalty, and leaves the leading team in Group A off.

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With 100% success in the group stage of the Libertadores in four rounds, the Palm Trees won again Independent of the Valley and was mathematically guaranteed for the round of 16 even with two rounds in advance. With the result of 1 to 0, in Quito, Verdão reaches 12 points in the Group A and has a large advantage against opponents (Defensa and Independiente have 4 points each and Universitario did not score). With the first team on the field, Palmeiras was more offensive in the first stage, but only managed to open the scoring in the final minutes. At 40, Luiz Adriano was knocked down by goalkeeper Ramírez inside the area and the judge scored a penalty. Raphael Veiga went to the ball and opened the scoring.

Back from the break, the team felt a little altitude and closed more in the marking, taking a certain pressure from Independiente, who prowled the palmeirense area, but was unable to finish with category for the goal. Disputing the playoff of the Paulista championship, Palmeiras returns to the field on Friday, 14, to face the RB Bragantino, in Bragança, at 7:30 pm (Brasília time) for the quarterfinals. At Libertadores, the next commitment will be against the Defense and Justice, at Allianz Parque, on Tuesday, the 18th, at 7:15 pm.

Flamengo draw with Unión La Calera and postpones classification

In addition to Palmeiras, the Flamengo also hasn’t lost yet in this Libertadores, but it was almost that Tuesday, 11. Rogério Ceni’s team needed to seek a tie with the Union La Calera in 2 to 2. The Chilean team opened the scoring very early, at 8 minutes, with Ariel Martínez taking advantage of the inattention of the Flemish defender. At 27, Unión expanded in a move against Willian Arão. Still in the first half, Gabriel decreased by taking a penalty. At 32, Aaron redeemed himself and scored the equalizer. The result keeps the red-and-black first in the Group G, with nine points, but the Liga de Quito and Unión follow behind with four points each, Vélez Sarsfield has three. With two rounds to go and six points up for grabs, the qualifying round remains open.