The return leg of the quarter-finals is scheduled for subsequent Wednesday at Allianz Park in Sao Paulo. The staff that qualifies faces the winner of the match between Estudiantes and Athletico-PR. In this version of the Libertadores, away targets will not be thought-about tiebreakers.
Atlético come to this conflict of the season. Two consecutive defeats within the Brazilian and an exit from the G-6. It will probably be Kuka’s second recreation on his return after final weekend’s 3-0 loss to Internazionale. They are 10 factors behind leaders Palmeiras within the working factors.
For Gallo, the Libertadores grew to become a extra precedence event, because the nationwide title was distant, and the Copa do Brasil was handed over (away to Flamengo). And Kuka will quickly have an essential embezzlement.
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With eight wins in eight video games, Palmeiras arrived for the match defending one of the best Libertadores’ marketing campaign and event away from residence unbeaten streak. Verdão are two video games away from equaling their 18-match unbeaten streak within the Libertadores, which at present belongs to Atlético-MG.
Verdo’s final away loss for the Libertadores got here on 19 April. Since then, there have been 19 video games and no defeats. On the opposite hand, he by no means received Atletico-MG enjoying in Minero. There have been three video games, two defeats and one draw within the conflict on the stadium, however two classifications from Palmeras.
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Atlético-MG – Coach: Cuca
Rooster stays a thriller. The outcomes of Guilherme Arana’s medical examinations (thigh discomfort) weren’t disclosed. He will barely play due to the aspect’s response towards Inter. In his place, Rubens and Dodo are postulants. What is for certain is the substitution of Ottavio rather than Allen, who’s suspended on the Libertadores.
In assault, a return is feasible for Matias Zaracho, spared towards Internacional in Beira-Rio. If Argentina begins a row on the bench, coach Kuka has Ademir and Eduardo Vargas as quick substitutes.
Probable Lineup: Everson; Mariano, Nathan Silva, Jr. Alonso and Rubens (Dodo); Otávio, Jair and Nacho; Mateus Zaracho (Vargas), Cano and the Hulk.
Who is out: Allen (suspended), Guilherme Arana (injured)
Atletico seemingly to face Palmeiras — Photo: G
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Palmeiras – Coach: Abel Ferreira
Despite not having the ability to depend on ahead Roney, who’s recovering from a left thigh damage and didn’t journey to Belo Horizonte with the delegation, Abel Ferreira ought to hold the staff fielded towards Sierra for the Brazilian championship.
Argentina striker Jose López, signed up for the Round of 16, ought to be the reference in assault, with Gustavo Scarpa on the left and Dudu on the best, Rafael Veiga within the center.
Another newcomer to Palmeiras for the encounter is Uruguayan Miguel Marantil, one of many reinforcements reported by Verdo within the spherical of 16. In addition to him and Lopez, Andrej, simply 16 years previous, additionally made the participant of the event checklist, however was not named for tonight’s match.
Probable beginning lineup: Waverton; Marcos Rocha, Gustavo Gomez, Murillo and Picares; Danilo, Ze Rafael and Rafael Veiga; Dudu, Gustavo Scarpa and Jose Lopez.
Who is out: Gelson (proper knee damage) and Rooney (left thigh muscle damage).
Potential Palmeiras towards Atletico-MG in Libertadores — Photo: G
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- Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)
- Assistant Referee 1: Diego Bonfa (Argentina)
- Assistant Referee 2: Gabriel Chad (Argentina)
- Fourth Referee: Gary Vargas (Bolivia)
- Video Referee (VAR): Juan Lara (Chile)