Palmeiras (deserved or not) became the first finalist for the Copa Libertadores, which will play its definition next Saturday, January 30th, starting at 5:00 pm at the Maracana Stadium in Brazil.. On the way left River, who had been on the big date the previous two versions. And despite the fact that they suffered too much in the rematch at the Allianz Parque stadium in São Paulo, Ferdao performed in the first leg at Avellaneda to score a three-goal lead that allowed them to remain with the pass to definition. From the continental competition.
Recognition of FERREIRA to GALLARDO:
even so, The picture at the end of the series was a hug (kinda forced, that’s right) between Abel Ferreira and Marcelo Gallardo.. The Portuguese coach was the one who approached the Argentine to say some words of praise, which the coach himself confirmed at a press conference: “River has a better coach than me and he has players with a lot of experience. In the past five years they have been in the semi-finals and won the Libertadores twice.”
Abel Ferreira, Technical Director Palmeiras.
“I studied this team and knew the quality and experience, and because of their work they could have registered us here,” Ferrera said at the press conference organized by CONMEBOL after each match. “Today they played without losing anything. The match was very mental: if Rooney’s first ball was a goal, we’d finished our opponent emotionally. But when we got 0-2, they were very strong emotionally and we had a feeling. Defeat, which is normal.” The mental factor prevents you from focusing on what you have to do. It was very clear that after the second goal, our feeling was that we could not lose the advantage.
Controversies in palm trees – river:
Regarding the reason for Palmeiras’ weakness, Ferreira said: “We suffered, but we got the rating for the match we played in Argentina, where we clearly outperformed, unlike today, where River was clearly ahead. The series was split in two and we had to come here with four or five goals“
With his youth of 42 years, Palmeiras coach is the first Portuguese to coach Palmeiras. He has his first football experience in South America (he took over in November after arriving from PAUK in Greece to replace Vanderlei Luxembourg). He is an admirer of Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and disciple of Jesualdo Ferreira.