Brazilian side Chapecoense beat Colombia's Atletico Nacional 2-1 on Tuesday in a highly emotional match that commemorated the victims of last year's fatal air crash in South America.
Chapecoense struck first in Tuesday's opening leg of the Recopa Sudamericana final when Reinaldo converted from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute.
Nacional equalized when Macnelly Torres scored just under the hour before Luiz Otavio scored the winner in the 73rd minute, although the final result seemed almost not...
South America's Recopa Sudamericana is the classic "title that is not really a title."
It is the annual home and away meeting of the winners of the continent's two club competitions, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana.
The flaw is obvious. It is not a meeting of equals -- at least in terms of prestige. The Libertadores is so much more important than the Sudamericana, and nothing that happens over the course of these two games is going to change that. In the normal course of events,...
Brazilian club Chapecoense and Colombia's Atletico Nacional, bonded by an air crash in November in which 71 people died, have said they will play a South American cup final next week.
The first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana final, between the champions of the Copa Sudamericana and the Copa Libertadores, will be staged in the southern Brazil city of Chapeco on April 4.
The return leg will be played in Medellin on May 10, the clubs said on Monday.
In November, 19 members of the Chapecoense team died...
Last year, Atletico Nacional broke the monopoly of the big two on South America's premier club prize.
By winning the Copa Libertadores, the continent's Champions League equivalent, the Colombian side ensured that the trophy did not go either to Argentina or to Brazil first time since 2008.
Indeed, the Libertadores has only eluded the big two twice in the last 12 years and, for a number of reasons, it is hard to see it going anywhere else in 2017.
First, the holders are going through an inevitable...