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BRAZILIAN SERIE A

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Palmeiras 20 11 4 71
2 Flamengo 19 9 7 66
3 Inter 18 11 6 65
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Brazilian football exposed by Copa Libertadores failures

Quite rightly, the Copa Libertadores headlines will all go the fact that Boca Juniors and River Plate are to meet in the final. Not only is it South America's biggest derby and one of the world game's great clashes, this will be the first time the great rivals have clashed in a match-up of this magnitude. It is a wonderful story, one which deserves full attention.

But there is time to look ahead to the final and, in the wake of the semifinals, there is another side to the story: Argentina's success...

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Boca Juniors beat Palmeiras on aggregate, book first-ever Superclasico Copa Libertadores final

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Boca Juniors will face arch rivals River Plate in the final of South America's Copa Libertadores for the first time after a 2-2 draw with Brazilians Palmeiras in Wednesday's semifinal second leg saw them advance 4-2 on aggregate.

Ramon Abila got Boca's opener after 17 minutes when he side-footed home a low cross before Luan equalised for the home side seven minutes into the second half after he fired a powerful shot through the goalkeeper's legs.

Gustavo Gomez put the Brazilians ahead from the penalty...

Gremio favourites to make the Copa Libertadores final, Palmeiras have work to do

In tight, home and away knockout clashes, the fireworks are often reserved for the second match -- and that is certainly the way it looks in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores.

Last week's first leg matches were tense, scrappy affairs. This week the two clashes -- both between giant clubs from Brazil and Argentina -- should produce more spark. In both matches, one side takes the field with a significant advantage, leaving the other needing to force the pace and chase the game.

In Tuesday's...

Gremio put one foot in Copa Libertadores final, while pragmatic Palmeiras suffer

There is an expression in Brazilian football -- you have to "know how to suffer."

In the first legs of the Copa Libertadores semifinals this week, two Brazilian sides set off for Argentina disposed to dig deep and suffer against the Buenos Aires giants. Gremio traveled to meet River Plate on Tuesday night, while 24 hours later and a few miles across town, Palmeiras visited Boca Juniors. They fly home with contrasting feelings.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's Palmeiras had won all of their previous away games...

Boca Juniors, River Plate, Gremio, Palmeiras square off for Copa Libertadores glory

With Julen Lopetegui in the hot seat, the FC panel examine Real Madrid's options internally for a new manager.

While European champions Real Madrid wobble and tremble, South America is in the process of crowning a proud champion who will travel in confidence to the Club World Cup.

It could be any one of the four giants who go into the semifinals, whose first legs are played this week. The Copa Libertadores promises a grand finale -- four massive clubs, former champions all, divided into two epic Brazil vs. Argentina semifinals.

The two finalists will be defined next week in Brazil. This week, though, the...