Senhor Libertadores is a title that matches attacking midfielder Nacho Fernandez like a glove. At Atlético-MG, he has one of the vital successful experiences within the competitors. In the duel with Palmeras beginning this Wednesday, Argentina are trying for a sixth consecutive semi-final of the competitors.
Since 2017, solely essentially the most capped participant within the Libertadores can aspire. In complete, Atlético’s quantity 26 performed seven editions to earn “Eternal Glory”. He did it in 2018, within the historic remaining between Rivera and Boca Juniors in Madrid. He was the runner-up in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, Palmyras himself was eradicated.
“Brain” has 70 video games within the Libertadores, with 14 targets and 17 assists.. For Atlético, he has participated in 100% of the matches to this point, serving to Gallo to qualify first of their group, which included Del Valle, Tolima and América-MG. In the spherical of 16, they gained 2–1 on combination in opposition to Amalek.
Nacho Fernandez, attacking midfielder for Atlético-MG — Photo: Pedro Souza/Atletico-MG
Del Valle additionally eradicated River Plate within the spherical of 16 in 2016: Nacho Fernandez’s shortest stint on the Libertadores. In the 2018 title, in opposition to Boca Juniors, with the appropriate to help Lucas Pratto’s objective that tied the sport, took it to additional time, with River scoring two extra targets and leaving the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium with the continental trophy.
The following yr, Gallardo and Nacho’s River Plate reached the finals once more. Now, in opposition to Jorge Jesus’ Flamengo within the singles remaining in Lima. Rivers have been successful till stoppage time, when Gabigol scored two targets to show the match round. In 2020, River misplaced to Palmeras within the semifinals 3–0 at Monumental. On the way in which again, Argentina made it 2 to 0 and narrowly missed out on a historic “remount”.
In the final Libertadores, Nacho Fernandez was elementary. He scored the successful objective for Atlético within the quarter-final first leg in opposition to Rivera in Argentina. In the subsequent part, Palmyras once more. Abel Ferreira’s Verdão eradicated Galo in Dudu’s equalizer at Mineirão, visiting the factors – which not exist.
Palmeiras are as soon as once more on Nacho’s (and Atlético’s) path, seeking to repeat a style of successful crucial event amongst South American golf equipment. Of Gallo’s roster, solely Revere and Jamerson (who didn’t star, however was enrolled in 2013), lifted the historic cup. But none performed as many essential video games because the attacking midfielder.
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Nacho champions the Libertadores with River Plate in 2018 – Photo: Disclosure/River Plate
- 70 video games
- 61 Starter Games
- 5,389 minutes
- 37 gained
- 24 draw
- 9 losses
- 14 targets
- 64% utilization
- 2016 – Rivers: Round of 16 elimination
- 2017 – River: Out within the semi-finals
- 2018 – River: Champion
- 2019 – River: Runner Up
- 2020 – River: Out within the semi-finals
- 2021 – Atlético: Out within the semi-finals
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Galo na Veia – Atlético-MG Membership Program — Photo: Disclosure