This Sunday we had the confirmation of the 5th Brazilian League title of Palmeiras, also known as Sem Mundial, in their history. They faced Vice da Gama away, and only needed to win their game to be crowned as the Brazilian Champions.
The 2nd place went to our beloved Flamengo. The Carioca team went to Minas Gerais to face the current champions of the Brazilian Cup, Cruzeiro, and needed to win and pray that Palmeiras did not win their game against Vice da Gama, Flamengo’s rivals in Rio.
Well, Vice is Flamengo’s rivals in Rio, however, they are fighting against the relegation zone, so they needed to win that game so bad. And they didn’t.
They ended up losing by 0-1, with a Deyverson header, and will now head Northeast to face Ceara, who are also fighting against relegation. So yeah, basically, they avoided Flamengo to have their final chances on the final match, against Atletico Paranaense at Maracana, but they are at a high risk of being relegated for the 4th time in their mediocre history. While Flamengo got to the Brazilian Second Division in a total of 0 times in 123 years of history.
Flamengo won their game against Cruzeiro, with two disrespectful goals from Everton Ribeiro, and honestly. It was their better performance in the whole season. What a game they played. They deserved better luck, but Fair played to Palmeiras.
They were the best team throughout the League. They are with a 20-game run without losing, and they have conceded less and scored more goals than any club in the Serie A.
Yes, the Brazilian League is also called Serie A, as well as the Italian one. I wish the quality was the same, though.
But yeah, congratulations, Palmeiras!
And in Serie A’s final match, we will have a 4-team fight for 2 places in the relegation zone, and a 2-team fight for 1 place in the Libertadores zone.
The clubs who have already booked their tickets to the continental competition next year are: Palmeiras, Flamengo, Sao Paulo, Internacional, Gremio, and Cruzeiro. The 7th place will be decided out of Atletico Mineiro and Atletico Paranaense.
There’s still a possibility of the two of them making it to the South American UCL. In order to make it happen, Atletico Paranaense gotta win the Copa Sudamericana, which is the Europa League equivalent in South America, and the winner makes it to the Group Stages of the next Libertadores edition.
Let’s see what’s gonna happen in the final match of the Serie A, and in the Sudamericana!