Alviverde will face Defensa y Justicia and Flamengo in the next ten days in search of increasing their quantity of cups and raising more money for their safe
Without playing since March 25 due to the stoppage of the Paulista championship, O Palm Trees will have a decisive marathon to maintain its winning streak from last season. In the next ten days, in addition to being able to raise two more cups, the São Paulo club will also be able to receive a “jackpot” with the achievements of South American Recopa and yes Brazil Super Cup. If you win the final two, Alviverde will have another R $ 12 million, important money amid the lack of public in the stadiums, which causes an abrupt drop in club revenue.
Palmeiras faces on Wednesday the Defense and Justice, in Buenos Aires, for the first game of Recopa. The Brazilian team disputes the title for being champion of Liberators cup. The opponent, in turn, won the Copa Sudamericana under the command of the then coach Hernan Crespo, currently in the Sao Paulo. The return match will be on the following Wednesday, in Brasilia – the court allowed the game to be played in the Federal District. Recopa will give the champion around R $ 7 million. The vice-president will receive R $ 4.2 million. The amounts are much more modest than those of Libertadores, whose award to the winner exceeds R $ 80 million. Even so, it is an unprecedented international title and the opportunity for Palmeiras to start the 2021 season in the same way that it ended the previous one: raising a cup.
Between one game and another at Recopa, Palmeiras will have the chance to dispute another title. Champion of the Brazilian Cup over Grêmio in March, the team faces the winner of the 2020 Brazilian Championship, O Flamengo. The match will be in a single game, in Brasilia, next Sunday. The prize in play will be R $ 5 million for the champion and R $ 2 million for the vice. Even if he is not the champion of the two decisions, Palmeiras will not return home without any prize. If they lose to Defensa Y Justicia and Flamengo, the team will pocket at least R $ 6.2 million for the two runners-up. In terms of comparison, the figure is even higher than the amount that will be paid to the São Paulo champion of 2021. Whoever takes the State, will pocket R $ 5 million.
* With information from Estadão Content