Luiz Felipe Scolari, also known as Felipe, will have a chance to set a new record in the Copa Libertadores. Brazil’s coach is a game away from becoming the first and only coach capable of championing a competition with three different teams. He’s already done it with Gremio and Palmeiras, will he be able to do it with Athletico Paranance?
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IOn Saturday 26 October at the Memorial Stadium in Guayaquil, The Brazilian coach will have a chance to break a new record. Scolari will play the final for the fourth time, being on the podium of most finals played Along with Luis Kubilla and Roberto Scarone, who are only one finalist below Bianchi, the coach who has played the most cups (5 finals) and won history (4 titles).
The Brazilian is a coach who guarantees the team’s success in the competition, as in the eight editions it has participated in, it has managed to reach at least the quarter-finals, Winning it twice: in 1995 with Grmio and in 1999 with Palmeiras.
for the second time, Felipe will have a chance to become the only coach to win the Copa Libertadores with three different teams, He wasted his first opportunity with Palmeiras against Boca de Bianchi in 2000. Can he do it with Athletico Paranance?
Semifinal against an old acquaintance
After becoming champion with Palmeiras 23 years ago, Felipo managed to stop the Green Wave and ruin his dreams of a potential three-time championship. The Brazilian coach was reunited with an old acquaintance, whom he had championed in 1999 by defeating Deportivo Cali on penalties in So Paulo.
But this time, the face was on the other side of the coin, and it left us with a great match that was experienced on this Tuesday night, What was in the valiant battle of two-time champion Palmeiras and the historic classification achieved by the team from CuritibaThus reaching their second cup final.
A game that had it all: an early goal from Gustavo Scarpa, which leveled the series after a 1-0 win over Paranance in the first leg, made the game difficult for Felipepo’s team, who eventually went to the break. Before she could only hold her breath. First half defender Murillo was dismissed for a forceful kick.
Nevertheless, just 10 minutes after returning from the changing room, Vardao puffed up his chest and managed to turn the series around with an unbelievable goal from Gustavo Gómez. Felippo’s men had no choice but to go to play, scoring a stoppage goal through Pablo in the 64th minute of the match.
With a 2–1 scoreline but a 2–2 draw in the series, Felipe’s men were not satisfied. Despite the fact that their coach watched the game from the box, having been ejected in the first leg of the semifinals, Paranance’s men had no major problem going to play, there was another man on the pitch. They eventually scored a draw, which meant a 85th-minute win with David Terence, thus securing the second qualification for the Libertadores final in club history.
Now Scolari and his team await the winner between the Velez and Flamengo series to see who they face in the final. The semi-finals that turned out to be very difficult for the Argentine team already in Rio in search of a miracle after a 4-0 loss at home in the first leg. The result that did not stop Fortin’s fans from holding a party in Brazil.