Copa Libertadores 2019

drgriffen

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VAR playing a big part in the game, but yeah all Flemego in that piece.
Hopefully Gremio sneak an early goal in the Maracana to silence the Rioca’s
All the goal decisions looked correct but the offsides were really close. Could quite easily have been 3-1 but for fine margins.

Luckily, though, the tie is still live so should be a cracking match in Rio.
 

Earl of Leven

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Did you see the thing about Colombia and others trying to hijack the 'return to Uruguay' of The World Cup? 100 years anniversary and they had Paraguay and Argentina in to help. It was 'agreed' but Ecuador have let slip that they're backing Colombia instead, as are Peru and Chile.

I'm no expert, but presumably there is little goodwill or cameraderie in S America and its football?
 

drgriffen

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Did you see the thing about Colombia and others trying to hijack the 'return to Uruguay' of The World Cup? 100 years anniversary and they had Paraguay and Argentina in to help. It was 'agreed' but Ecuador have let slip that they're backing Colombia instead, as are Peru and Chile.

I'm no expert, but presumably there is little goodwill or cameraderie in S America and its football?
All to do with politics.

This 'other' bid isn't to get the World Cup for Ecuador/Colombia it is to stop it going to Uruguay, Argentina etc......Reason being is that if it goes to Uruguay then it wont be held in SA for a long time and Colombia feel they should be next in line - they haven't hosted a World Cup.
 

BrooklynBlue

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I don't hold out much hope for tomorrow and can see a repeat scoreline as Boca are picked off.

At today's press conference, Gallardo confirmed the same starting line as 1st leg:

Armani; Montiel, Martínez Quarta, Pinola, Casco; Enzo Pérez; Nacho Fernández, Palacios, De la Cruz; Suárez and Borré.
 

BrooklynBlue

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Where's the Final to be held this year?

While Santiago is the chosen destination, there must be concerns over the ongoing protests and violence. I'm sure CONMEBOL will be doing their usual diligence...
 

drgriffen

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Where's the Final to be held this year?

While Santiago is the chosen destination, there must be concerns over the ongoing protests and violence. I'm sure CONMEBOL will be doing their usual diligence...
Hadn't though about this. I doubt it will change but no doubt CONMEBOL will find a way to make a bad situation worse.
 

BrooklynBlue

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Gremio have won the away 2nd leg in the previous two rounds.

Presumably a few nerves around the Maracana on Wednesday - I didn't realise Flamengo haven't been to a Final since 1981.
 
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