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Playoffs of Libertadores Cup starts and the preview of 12 Round of Brazilian Championship

After two weeks away in the medical department, I’m back! And with me, the news of Brazilian Football wrote by a Brazilian! After eleven rounds of Brazilian Championship, the question is: Who can stop Corinthians? They are the leaders of the championship, 7 points ahead of Grêmio. In the Libertadores Cup this week we had the first leg of the round of 16, and here you see a brief of all Brazilians matches.

Godoy Cruz 0-1 Grêmio

In a typical Libertadores match, with rain, a heavy field and little bit of violence from Godoy Cruz, Grêmio confirmed their quality with the fastest goal in the fastest goal in the history of the Libertadores playoffs (44 seconds).

Atletico PR 2-3 Santos

In the domestic match, Santos won against Atletico PR, and should confirm their qualification at home.

Barcelona (ECU) 1-0 Palmeiras

In a balanced match, Barcelona scored at the last minute. All will be resolved in São Paulo.

Jorge Wilstermann (BOL) 1-0 Atletico MG

Playing at altitude, Jorge Wilstermann confirmed that is strong at home, and won with a bicycle kick.

Nacional (URU) 0-1 Botafogo

After beating Libertadores champions (Colo Colo, Olimpia, Estudiantes and Atletico Nacional), Botafogo surprised again and won in Uruguay.

The others results:

Guarani (PAR) 0-2 River Plate (ARG)

The Strongest (BOL) 1-1 Lanús (ARG)

Emelec (ECU) 0-1 San Lorenzo (ARG)

The second leg will happen on 8, 9 and 10 of August.

This weekend we will have the 12 round of Championship.


Vasco v Flamengo (the biggest “Carioca” derby), Cruzeiro v Palmeiras (Cruzeiro must find the win
after three matches), Botafogo v Atletico MG (two teams that are in the Libertadores Cup) and
Santos v São Paulo (after the dismissal of Rogerio Ceni, São Paulo find his rivalry Santo) See
below the matches and predictions.


Atletico GO v Vitoria – draw

Vasco v Flamengo – Vasco wins

Corinthians v Ponte Preta – Corinthians wins


Chapecoense v Atletico PR – Chapecoense wins

Cruzeiro v Palmeiras – Cruzeiro wins

Grêmio v Avaí – Grêmio wins

Bahia v Fluminense – Bahia wins

Botafogo v Atletico MG – draw

Santos v São Paulo – Santos wins


Coritiba v Sport – Coritiba wins

Next Tuesday we will talk again about Brazilian football week and our predictions for the Brazilian Championship weekend round! Liked? Then follow me on Twitter @mwgremio

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