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Libertadores Cup Headlines Palmeiras will seek to advance to their fourth consecutive quarterfinal when they receive Catholic University for the second leg of their round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

The Chilean visitors head to Brazil hoping to overcome a goal deficit in the first leg as they aim to reach the round of 16 for the first time in 10 years.


Match preview

Palmeiras claimed a narrow 1-0 victory in the first leg against Católica last week, thanks to a controversial penalty converted by Raphael veiga three minutes before halftime.

DeyversonThe cross from a closed angle inside the box apparently struck German Lanarothigh before brushing her forearm, which was next to her. Despite that, the VAR eventually awarded a penalty in favor of the Brazilians, with Veiga scoring his ninth goal of the season.

Since last week’s first leg, Palmeiras extended their winning streak in all competitions to seven games, when they beat Atlético Goianiense 3-0 away from home at the Brasileiro. An own goal from Eder broke the deadlock in the 59th minute, before injury time came Gustavo Scarpa placeholder image Y Breno Lopes He ensured that Alviverde left with the three points.

Palmeiras, who sits at the top of the Brazilian top flight, comes into Wednesday’s game in good shape, although he is the head coach. Abel ferreira is aware of the threat that Catholic probably represents.

Securing at least a tie midweek will see Alviverde advance to the quarterfinals for the fourth year in a row, keeping alive their hopes of retaining the Copa Libertadores.

Fernando Zampedri from Universidad Católica celebrates his second goal with Gaston Lezcano in October 2020

Head of the Catholic University Gus Poyet you will be satisfied with your team’s performance against the defending champions in the first leg, with 59% possession and almost three times as many goal attempts than their opponents. However, the Chilean team was defeated and will surely feel aggrieved after conceding a controversial penalty shoot-out.

Católica has been struggling in recent weeks, winning just one of their last six matches in all competitions, which was a 9-8 win on penalties against Deportes Iquique in the second round of the Chile Cup last month.

Their most recent result was a goalless draw in the Chilean Primera Division at home against Colo-Colo last Saturday, their fourth straight game without scoring a goal.

Lack of form in the final third will worry Poyet, but with his team trailing by just one goal, the tie is far from over and they are hoping to cause a surprise Wednesday.

Form Palmeiras Copa Libertadores:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

Forma Palmeiras (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
Copa Libertadores Catholic University form:
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • L

Catholic University Form (all competencies):
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • D


Team news

Palmeiras huddle before the match on June 28, 2021

Forward of Palmeiras Rony , Which is the top scorer in the Copa Libertadores with six, will be lost due to a thigh injury, while Luan Y Luiz Adriano Corresponding calf and knee problems are also ruled out.

What’s more, Gabriel Menino He is not available for the national team because he is out with the Brazilian team in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics.

Ferreira may be tempted to name the same starting lineup he played in the first leg, which could see Veiga, Scarpa and Lopes in advanced midfield roles behind striker Deyverson.

Although the goalkeeper Prison guard has started five of the last six league games, Weverton he has started all but one of his Copa Libertadores group stage matches, as well as last week’s first leg, and will be given the go-ahead once again on Wednesday.

As for Católica, he has no injury concerns facing Brazil, although the winger Gonzalo tapia – who started the first leg – will be monitored as he recently recovered from a muscle tear.

Left side Alfonso Parot return to the first XI at the expense of Jose Pedro Fuenzalida, which I would probably see Raimundo Rebolledo switch to right back.

Ignacio Saavedra will join in central midfield by Felipe Gutierrez Y Juan Leiva, while the forward Fernando Zampedri He is expected to lead the line in attack.

Possible starting lineup of Palmeiras:
Weverton; Rocha, Kuscevic, Gómez, Vina; Danilo, Ze Rafael; Veiga, Scarpa, Lopes; Deyverson

Possible starting lineup of the Catholic University:
Pérez; Rebolledo, Lanaro, Huerta, Parot; Gutiérrez, Saavedra, Leiva; Tapia, Zampedri, Valencia


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Correct Score: Palmeiras 2-0 Universidad Católica (3-0 on aggregate)

Palmeiras have found their rhythm over the past month and, as strong favorites for Wednesday’s game, the hosts are expected to extend their winning streak to eight games.

Although Catolica is sure to resist, the defending champions should have no trouble advancing to the quarterfinals.


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