Athletico Paranaense surprised 'Verdao' and expects a rival for the final in Guayaquil.

Athletico Paranaense surprised 'Verdao' and expects a rival for the final in Guayaquil.

The Athletico Paranaense qualified this Tuesday for the final of the Copa Libertadores-2022 after drawing 2-2 on their visit to Palmeiras, in the second leg of the tournament semifinals, and make good the 1-0 achieved in the first leg.

Palmeiras, champion of the Libertadores in 2020 and 2021, managed to turn the tie around, with an initial goal from Gustavo Scarpa (minute 3) and another from Paraguayan Gustavo Gómez in minute 55.

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The script of the match changed just before the break, when Palmeiras was left with 10 when central defender Murilo saw a direct red card.

Paranaense's great second half

With one more player, Paranaense went on the attack and managed to tie with goals from Pablo (64) and the Uruguayan David Terans (85), who had entered minutes before.

With qualification, Paranaense puts an end to Palmeiras' continental reign and will play their second Libertadores final, after losing in 2005 against Sao Paulo.

Athlético Paranaense surprised 'Verdao' and expects a rival for the final in Guayaquil.

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His rival in Guayaquil will come out of the other semifinal, which will be played this Wednesday by the Brazilian Flamengo and the Argentine Vélez Sarfield. The former achieved a 0-4 advantage as a visitor at the José Amalfitani stadium, for which the game seems to be pending.
With AFP

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