The 2020 Libertadores Cup is the 61st edition, the most important football tournament in South America organized by CONMEBOL. The tournament started on January 21, 2020 and the final will take place on January 30, 2021 at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro
The winning team will get the right to compete in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2021 Recopa Sudamericana (the latter against the 2020 Sudamericana Cup winner).
Flamengo are defending champions, having won the competition for the second time in the previous edition
The final of the Copa Libertadores 2020 will be all Brazilian but above all a Paulista Derby in Rio De Janeiro: Santos who overcame River Plate in the semifinals, joined Palmeiras who won against the Argentines of Boca Juniors in the other semifinal. The former club of Pele and Neymar will seek to become the first Brazilian club to win the tournament four times, the South American trophy is equivalent of the European Champions League.
Santos Futebol Clube, also known as Santos, is a Brazilian football club based in Santos, in the state of Sao Paulo.
Founded in 1912, the club won its first title in 1935. The most successful period dates back to the sixties when Santos won, among others, two Libertadores Cups (in 1962 and 1963) and as many Intercontinental Cups (again in 1962 and 1963) as well as an Intercontinental Super Cup (in 1968). The absolute protagonist of these successes was the Brazilian football star Pele, who made his debut in professional football right in the ranks of Santos in 1956 and remained there until 1974. The club won the Brazilian Championship in 2002 with Robinho and Diego and then again in 2004. In 2011 the club, led by the emerging talent of Neymar, returned to win the Libertadores Cup by beating Peñarol in the final.
According to the club’s statute, the uniform for the home matches is completely white, while the uniform for the away matches is made up of a black and white striped shirt and black shorts.
The club has been nicknamed Peixe (literally “fish”) for decades, even though the mascot is a whale; the name derives from the fact that the team is based in Santos, a port city, unlike the other teams in Sao Paulo, which arise inland. The fans are called Santistas.
Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, known simply as Palmeiras, is a multi-sports club in São Paulo, Brazil. It was founded on August 26, 1914 by Italian immigrants after the Brazilian tour of the Torino and Pro Vercelli teams. In the following years it became a sports club and opened up to basketball, roller hockey and volleyball.
He had famous footballers in his ranks such as Djalma Santos and Vavá, world champions in 1958 and 1962, Roberto Carlos and Marcos, world champions in 2002, and Rivaldo, Ballon d’Or in 1999 and world champion in 2002. Coaches famous of Palmeiras were Luiz Felipe Scolari and Wanderlei Luxenburg, who later also coached the “Seleção”.
The social colors are green and white. The team’s traditional nickname is “Verdão” (Green) while its mascot is a green parrot (“Periquito”).
Palmeiras can boast of having won at least once all the national competitions they have played and for this reason they received the title of Champion of the Century of Brazilian football first from the Federação Paulista de Futebol in 1999, then from the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, from the Placar magazine and from the Folha de São Paulo newspaper.
Palmeiras, a club in which various old acquaintances of European football play such as former Juve, Inter and Fiorentina Felipe Melo, former AC Milan player Luiz Adriano and former Chelsea Ramires. The “Verdão” have only one Copa Libertadores on their showcase, won in 1999