• São Paulo’s rivals face off in the final of the 61st Copa Libertadores
  • They were the two best teams in the group stage
  • The winner will play in the FIFA Club World Cup

Palmeiras and Santos, the two best teams in the group stage, will play the final of the Copa Libertadores 2020 on January 30, in a single match that will take place in the legendary Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Under the leadership of the Portuguese Abel Ferreira, Palmeiras tackles this final strong of its status as the team that has won the most matches, scored the most goals and conceded the fewest, despite a complicated semi-final against River Plate , after having won the first leg 3-0. Santos de Cuca, for their part, gave the impression of gaining momentum in the knockout phase, pushing Boca Juniors out of their way without conceding a goal in 180 minutes.

This Paulista football classic is rich in history, but it is the first time that the two clubs will challenge each other in the final of South America’s most important club competition. Remember that the winner will represent CONMEBOL at the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, which will take place in Qatar from February 4 to 11.


SE Palmeiras 🆚 Santos FC

🗓 Saturday January 30

🕔 5:00 p.m. local time

🏟 Stade Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


2020 Edition (VND, BP-BC, DB) 9-2-1 32-6 (+26) 8-3-1 20-9 (+11)
Top scorers Luiz Adriano (5), Ron (5) Kaio Jorge (5), Navy (4)
Top passers Rony (7), Scarpa (3), Wesley (3), Viña (3) Jonatan (2), Braga (2), Sánchez (2), Soteldo (2)
Titles (final) 1999 (1961, 1968, 2000) 1962, 1963, 2011 (2003)

This is the number of countries which, spread over five continents, will be able to watch the final between Palmeiras and Santos on television, which will set a new record for the competition. Last year’s final, which took place in Lima, Peru, was broadcast to 186 countries.

This is the sum in millions of dollars that the winner of the competition will receive. Never before have the wins for the crowned champion of South America been so high. This is on top of what the club have already touched throughout the competition, bringing the total to US $ 22 million. To this will be added what the winner will receive due to his direct qualification for the next edition.


“I always said that I didn’t want to be a player like any other. I want to mark the history of this club. When I arrived at the club’s headquarters, I observed the portraits of all these legends and I I thought, “One day we’ll see my picture here.” What could be nicer than becoming an idol at one of the biggest clubs on the planet? I have no doubts that we will be champions. ” – Gabriel Menino, milieu of terrain from Palmeiras, au micro from FIFA.com

“Having the support of a player like Neymar and the king of football, Pelé, is something that gives us a lot of motivation. Pele made history and Neymar is doing it. These two are doing it. follow us and send us their support: it makes us really happy. ” – Santos forward Marinho at FIFA.com microphone

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