This year’s Women’s Libertadores began with Palmeiras defeating Ecuador’s Barcelona 5-0, with the match being played at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium in Cali, Colombia, which is the permanent venue for the group stage matches. Thus, the Sao Paulo team got off to a good start in the fight for their second victory in this tournament.
The winning goals for Palmeiras were from Poliana, Via Zanerat, Amanda Gutierrez, Catherine and Leticia Ferreira. Most of these players are already on the 2022 championship team and are now aiming for the title again. Although they only had a 1-0 lead in the first half, Verdun managed to turn a victory into a rout throughout the second half.
In this way, Palmeiras earned 3 points, while Barcelona lost 0 points. On Sunday, the team will return to the field to face Venezuela’s Caracas. Also included in the group are Colombia’s Atlético Nacional. The top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the quarterfinals, and the final will be held on the 21st.
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