Palmeiras sends Independiente Del Valle in Brazil 5-0 to Group A in Copa Libertadores | Football Sports
(Video) Abel Ferreira beat Renato Paiva in a Portuguese DTs duel thanks to a double by Rooney, Luiz Adriano, Patrick De Paula and Danilo Barbosa.
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In the same form that drove them to win the title in the final edition of the Copa Libertadores, Palmeiras beat Ecuadorian Independiente del Valle 5-0 this Tuesday in Sao Paulo and established themselves at the top of Group A in the tournament.
Abel Ferreira beat Renato Paiva in a duel with the Portuguese coaches thanks to Rooney’s double (11, 74) and goals by Luiz Adriano (20), Patrick de Paula (65) and Danilo Barbosa (81), at Allianz Park, in the South American city.
Once again, Verdao practiced his pragmatic football style, based on quick turnarounds and high pressure, which led him to lift his second Libertadores Cup in the 2020 tournament.
With this victory, the Brazilians lead the region with six points, the result of their 3-2 victory over Universitario in Lima last week, in the opening group stage, while the Ecuadorians are third, after they drew 1-1 with. Defense and Justice in Quito. The Argentinians (second) will host the Peruvian national team (bottom) on Wednesday.
Get back on track
Palmeiras, at least for now, haunted the ghosts that visited him at the weekend, when he lost 2–1 to Mirasol, Brazil’s third division team, in the Paulista Championship.
This setback left the ambition to qualify for the quarter-finals of the regional championship shattered, but it worked to revive them in the cup match and restore the magic that allowed them to raise the Libertadores in the Maracana.
In the final edition of the Cup, Palmeiras was excited when he pressed hard for his rivals’ exit. And so he made them lose the ball and attack them, quickly, and hurt without mercy.
The formula was reworked in the final leg of the previous season, when Ferrera opted for a more conservative approach.
But on the night of São Paulo and in front of his compatriot, Abel dusted the show he had brought from Europe and lit Verdau again.
Always sharp in the area, Rooney, with a splinter in his right hand, took advantage of Rafael Vega’s qualification after a mistake in the exit of the Ecuadorians.
Moises Ramirez barely moved his arms, although minutes later he tested his reflexes, especially the ability of his left hand, on his left foot distant from De Paula.
The midfielder gave him no rest, and after seconds, almost from midfield, this time as an assistant, he cleared the ball between the middle. William Bacho missed clearing the ball and Luiz Adriano, coming like a rocket, ended the match.
Since then, the clever Brazilians managed the game, even though Blue-Black grabbed the ball.
Palmeiras retreated and clung to his three midfielders, a tactical variant that Ferrera had mastered and comfortable to contain the Ecuadorian attack, which was decimated at the last minute by the absence of Argentine gunner Christian Ortiz.
The Matagigantes did not explain the loss, although it was reported the day before that one of its players had covid-19.
Without Ortiz, the responsibility fell to Lorenzo Varavelli and Paraguay Brian Montenegro.
The midfielder, with his right hand close to Al Hilal (50), and the striker with his left foot face to face (55), tested Wiverton, who flew to dispel problems.
But passion remained a domestic patent. Ramirez blocked De Paula’s first shot, but the rebound was not interrupted.
Later, Rooney shot him after Victor Lewis gallop to the left. Danilo Barbosa headed home after a corner kick, his first goal for Palmeiras since his return from Europe. (Dr)